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 Regional Emergency & Preparedness Response Program
ECCV is supporting multicultural communities in regions affected by the Victorian October 2022 floods and working with our regional partners to increase engagement of the multicultural sector within the regional emergency management response and recovery systems.
News & Events
ECCV has partnered with the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing - PICAC VIC (project lead), the National Ageing Research Institute and Icon...
Strengthening collaboration and coordination among the regions to provide a stronger voice for Victoria’s regional multicultural communities was a...
Our joint submission with Neighbourhood Collective Australia and Regional Victorians of Colour to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the 2022 Flood Event in Victoria is based on interviews and focus groups with 31 multicultural community members.
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.