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 a statutory 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. 

Multicultural Victoria Act 2011
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