Who We Are

    Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is a member and Victorian representative council of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia (FECCA).

    A culturally diverse and harmonious society that is just, fair and inclusive for all Victorians.

    We are the voices of multicultural Victoria, strengthening and building our community through advocacy and leadership, empowering people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

    Our Role
    Our role is to influence and collaborate with government, business, community and all individuals to support our vision.

    Our Values
    Our values guide all the activities of our Board, staff, volunteers, all who work with us, and the organisations and communities with which we work.
    Respect: We value all people and their diversity
    Integrity: We will act in a fair transparent, honest and ethical manner
    Equality: We uphold equal opportunity and human rights and reject all forms of racism and xenophobia
    Courage: We are proactive, innovative and inspired by new ways of thinking
    Compassion: We believe in freedom for all and celebrate cultural diversity as our greatest asset
    Empowerment: We strengthen and build capacity in our community through advocacy and leadership

    What We Do

    ECCV advocates and lobbies all levels of government on behalf of multicultural communities in areas like human rights, access and equity and improving services. As our core business we advocate on any issue that is of concern to our members. We also help build the capacity of new and emerging communities and develop policy on a wide range of issues including undertaking original research often in collaboration with major tertiary institutions.

    Our History

    We are proud to have been the key advocate for culturally diverse communities in Victoria since 1974.



    Life Members

    • Victor Borg AM (deceased)
    • Professor Maurice Cauchi
    • Peter Mandelj
    • Bruna Pasqua
    • Morley Pereira OAM (deceased)
    • Giovanni Sgro (deceased)
    • Ton Westerveld
    • George Zangalis (deceased)

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    We are proud to recognise the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the first Australians, cultural leaders and traditional custodians of the land from which we advocate for ethnic community groups. We pay our respects to their elders, past & present.

    ECCV Statement: Recognising the Rights of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders 

    Connect with ECCV

    Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
    Suite 101, 398 Sydney Road,
    Coburg VIC 3058
    Phone: (03) 9354 9555
    Email: eccv@eccv.org.au