The Commission is looking for passionate Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds to join our Regional Advisory Councils. Help us address issues facing multicultural communities across the state.
As the eyes and ears of the Commission, council members play a vital role in sharing on-the-ground insights into issues such as:
- migrant and refugee settlement services
- connection to culture
- and many other local concerns facing diverse communities
Our 8 councils cover the areas of Barwon South West, Hume, Loddon Mallee, Gippsland, Grampians and Melbourne’s East, South and North West.
Each council requires a diverse mix of people. Applications are encouraged from Victorians of any cultural background, including refugees and asylum seekers, as well as young people over the age of 16.
Council members form an important network of voices around the state and help champion diversity within their community. They also help identify solutions and strategies for change to address issues. Their feedback informs the Commission’s advice to government.
Applicants for each council need to be local residents of, or work in, their nominated area and feel passionately about representing their community.
Representatives of local service providers, non-government organisations and local government are also encouraged to apply.
Each council is chaired by a Commissioner, with meetings held 3 times a year. Council members are recognised on the Commission’s website, the annual report and other communications.
Note: applications have now closed.
Reviewed 23 June 2021