• VMC Chairperson addresses the Multifaith Opening of the Legal Year

    Ms Helen Kapalos' address at Government House.

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  • Melbourne’s newest festival celebrates the Lunar New Year

    Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival.

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  • Q & A with Marcello D'amico

    Read the story of a #DiversityHero.

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Events Calendar

  • 21 Feb

    Melbourne Tomato Festival

    Enjoy everything tomato based

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  • 27 Feb

    Sankranti - A Celebration of Diversity

    A Telugu language community event

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  • 28 Feb

    Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival

    Experience the delights of Japan

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  • 02 Mar

    Australian Red Cross 2016 National Practitioners' Forum

    Advancing social cohesion

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Victoria's Advantage

a landmark Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Policy

Vince  Ross of Australia Australia

How the Government can best assist all residents to live engaged, fulfilling lives within our diverse and cohesive community.

Victoria's Advantage - Unity, Diversity, Opportunity

Population and Migration

enriched from cultures from all over the world

26.2% of Victoria's population were born overseas. 46.8% were born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas. Victorians come from more than 200 countries, speak more than 230 languages and dialects.

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supporting Victoria's diverse communities


The Community Grants Program provides support to Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities to develop and sustain local community organisations.

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A number of policy and program functions formerly located within the VMC have been transferred into OMAC.