Victoria University is conducting an anti-racism project called Understanding reporting barriers and support needs of people experiencing racism, in collaboration with Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV). The project is funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

It is widely known that many people who experience racism (including religiously based prejudice and discrimination) often do not speak out and formally report it. This can have negative implications for the individual, the community and society at large. We acknowledge that there are many reasons why people do not report racism. For many the personal costs of reporting may seem too high and the prospect of meaningful outcomes too low.

Guided by the community inputs and expertise drawn from community forums, focus groups and a short online survey, the project team led by Associate Professor Mario Peucker will develop recommendations to make reporting racism easier, and to improve the responsiveness of support services.

Community survey

All Victorians aged 18 and older from multicultural and/or multifaith communities are encouraged to take part in this 10-minute survey and share their views, lived experiences and suggestions around reporting racism and support needs. The survey will be available in different community languages.

Participation is anonymous and all entries will go in the draw for gift vouchers worth up to $300.

The survey is also available in the following languages: 

For more information or to get involved, please contact Mario Peucker, Project Lead, Victoria University, at