VMC Regional Advisory Councils

Expressions of Interest for our Regional Advisory Councils 2023 - 2025 term have now closed.

Regional Advisory Councils expressions of interest have now closed

Regional Advisory Councils (RAC) are the VMC’s grassroot connections across Victoria, keeping VMC Commissioners informed about issues that matter to multicultural communities. Community members hold unique perspectives and insights into the experiences of receiving or accessing services and programs. These insights are vital in helping the VMC understand complex issues from the perspective of service users.  

The RACs are a platform for members to advise the VMC on matters of multicultural affairs, settlement, service delivery and other issues relating and of importance to multicultural communities. These voluntary roles present a unique opportunity to directly engage with the VMC and assist in promoting the benefits of diversity at the local level. 

Regional Advisory Councils

A map of Victoria with highlighted colours of 8 regions advisory council areas (Barwon South West, Grampians, Loddon Mallee, Metro, Hume and Gippsland)


Metropolitan Areas

AreaLocal Government Areas
North and West Metropolitan  Banyule, Brimbank, Darebin, Hobson's Bay, Hume, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Merri-bek, Moonee Valley, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Wyndham, Yarra
Southern MetropolitanBayside, Cardinia, Casey, Glen Eira, Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip, Stonnington
Eastern Metropolitan  Boroondara, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse, Yarra Ranges

Regional Areas

AreaLocal Government Areas
Barwon South-West

Colac Otway, Corangamite, Glenelg, Greater Geelong, Moyne, Southern Grampians

Surf Coast, Warrnambool, Queenscliff

Gippsland Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland, Wellington
 Grampians Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moorabool, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera, Yarriambick
Hume Alpine, Benalla, Wodonga, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta
Loddon Mallee Buloke, Macedon Rangers, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Gannawarra, Loddon, Mildura, Mount Alexander, Swan Hill

Each RAC is expected to be comprised of the following: 

  • Local multicultural community leaders or individuals 

  • Local service provider representatives 

  • Local multicultural businesses and community organisations representatives 

  • Local government or agency representatives.  

Roles and responsibilities of RAC members