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multiculturalcommission.vic.gov.au

What we do

We strengthen cultural diversity in Victoria through consultation, advocacy, celebration and promotion.

Connecting communities and government

The Victorian Multicultural Commission was established as an independent body in 1983 and is now constituted under the Multicultural Victoria Act 2011.

As the main link between communities and the government, our role involves:

  • identifying issues faced by diverse communities through consultations and our Regional Advisory Councils 
  • investigating and researching issues faced by communities 
  • advising the Minister for Multicultural Affairs on community issues
  • giving recommendations to government to improve laws and policies through submissions
  • developing partnerships to improve settlement support services
  • helping diverse communities to access government services

Promoting cultural diversity and participation

We encourage all Victorians to embrace our shared multicultural identity. We do this by:

  • promoting the social, cultural and economic benefits of diversity
  • encouraging Victoria's diverse communities to express and preserve their cultural heritage and traditions
  • promoting better unity, understanding and harmony among all communities
  • delivering Victoria's largest multicultural celebration, Cultural Diversity Week

Multicultural Victoria Act 2011

Read the Act to learn more about our objectives and functions.

Reviewed 28 August 2019

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