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About the VMC

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) plays a critical role in strengthening cultural diversity in Victoria through consultation, advocacy, celebration and promotion.

Established in 1983 and now constituted under the Multicultural Victoria Act 2011, the VMC is an independent statutory authority dedicated to promoting diversity across all areas of society and advocating on behalf of multicultural communities to all levels of government.

We undertake regular consultations with multicultural communities, including through a network of Regional Advisory Councils across the state, to inform our priorities and program of work. We provide advice to government that helps shape public policy and supports the delivery of government services for diverse communities.

The VMC is led by 12 Commissioners of diverse cultural, faith and professional backgrounds who have a clear focus on supporting Victorians of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in all aspects of life.

As community leaders themselves, our Commissioners work at a grassroots level to gain a thorough understanding of the issues facing multicultural communities, and work alongside community and faith groups to foster collaboration and unity.

Our Commissioners meet monthly, attend and support community led initiatives and events, and most importantly, work collaboratively to elevate the voices of multicultural and multifaith communities and advocate on their behalf to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and across the Victorian Government.

The VMC is supported by a dynamic team of specialist staff who support community engagement activities, communications and events.

Reviewed 30 November 2022

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