Our Patron

    Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC Governor of Victoria.

    The Governor of Victoria is appointed by the Queen, on the advice of the Premier, to act as her representative as Head of State in Victoria. Since the Australia Acts of 1986, it is the Governor, and not the Queen, who exercises all the powers of the Head of State, and he or she is not subject to the direction or supervision of the Monarch. Upon appointment, the Governor becomes a Viceroy. The Governor’s main responsibilities fall into four broad categories: constitutional, ceremonial, community engagement and international engagement.

    The Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, at her inauguration as Governor, described her desire to be a “Governor of our times” and “to contribute in any way possible to a stable, democratic and prosperous State, and a united, peaceful, respectful and caring community”. Similarly, the Governor spoke of her intention to celebrate and facilitate “all the individuals, organisations, businesses and communities that … show courage by combining in the quest for unity and togetherness, and who work tirelessly for peace and prosperity in this, our wonderful State of Victoria”. For more information, visit the Governor’s website

    Our Partners

    Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA)

    Email: admin@fecca.org.au

    Telephone: 02 6282 5755

    Regional Ethnic Communities Councils of Victoria 

    Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Inc

    Email: info@brmc.org.au

    PO Box 1418  BAKERY HILL VIC  3354

    Telephone: (03) 5332 5941

    Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services

    Email: info@lcms.org.au


    Telephone: (03) 5441 6644

    Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District

    Email: info@ethniccouncil.com.au

    PO Box 585  SHEPPARTON VIC 3632

    Telephone: (03) 5831 2395

    North East Multicultural Association

    Email: nema@nema.org.au

    PO Box 417  WANGARATTA VIC 3676

    Telephone: (03) 5722 0726

    Mobile: 0409 018 111

    Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities’ Council

    Email: reception@smecc.org.au

    PO Box 1213  MILDURA VIC 3502

    Telephone: (03) 5022 1006


    Email: info@diversitat.org.au

    153 Pakington Street GEELONG WEST VIC 3218

    Telephone: (03) 5260 6000

    Gippsland Ethnic Communities’ Council

    Email: GECC Contact Page


    Telephone: (03) 5126 2091

    Albury Wodonga Ethnic Community Council

    Email: contact@awecc.org.au

    153 High Street, WODONGA VIC 3690

    Telephone: (02) 6024 6895



    ECCV is supported by the Victorian Government and the Victoria Department of Premier & Cabinet, Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion division  

    Our official partners and sponsors

    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: 9354 9555
    Email: eccv@eccv.org.au