Regional Victoria

Regional ethnic communities’ councils and ECCV members provide vital advocacy and support services for migrant and refugee communities across the state.

ECCV works closely with our regional and rural partners, who provide insights across our policy and project work.

We help build community capacity and coordinate statewide responses to issues impacting migrant and refugee communities across Victoria. We coordinate monthly regional CEO network meetings, convene workshops, and help advocate for regional and rural multicultural communities through meetings with the state and federal governments.

Greater collaboration and connections with the regions enabled a more coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are working together to improve emergency preparedness for floods, fires and other natural disasters.

We are committed to working with the regions to identify priorities and opportunities, strengthen statewide collaboration and community resilience and support stronger outcomes for regional migrant and refugee communities.


Multicultural Emergency Management Initiative

Building on work that began during the COVID-19 pandemicECCV is helping to improve emergency response outcomes for multicultural communities.

Multicultural Regional Emergency & Preparedness Response Program

ECCV supported multicultural communities in regions affected by the Victorian October 2022 floods.

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Our Regional Partners

Victoria’s regional ethnic communities’ councils play a vital service and advocacy roles for migrant and refugee communities across the state’s eight regions.

Each council operates as a peak body in their local region, as affiliates of ECCV.

Albury-Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council, Wodonga
Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Inc, Ballarat
Cultura (Formerly Diversitat-Geelong Multicultural Services)
Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District Inc, Shepparton
Gippsland Ethnic Communities’ Council, Moe
Gippsland Multicultural Services, Morwell
Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services, Bendigo
North East Multicultural Association, Wangaratta
Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities’ Council, Mildura

Further Information

To learn more, contact us at:

Phone: (03) 9354 9555