The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) established eight Regional Advisory Councils across the state in 2012. The role of the Regional Advisory Councils are to:
- Inform the Commission about issues and challenges impacting multicultural communities in their region.
- Keep the Commission abreast on matters of multicultural affairs, settlement, access to services and citizenships issues, including equitable outcomes for multicultural communities.
- Assist the Commission in its commitment to multicultural affairs in the local regions, including promoting the benefits of cultural, linguistic and religious diversity.
- Identify potential pathways and opportunities for participation and connecting communities, activities and events to strengthen community capacity.
Three Regional Advisory Councils are based in Melbourne and surrounds - Eastern Metropolitan, North & West Metropolitan and Southern Metropolitan - and five are based in rural and regional Victoria - Baron South West, Hume, Loddon Mallee, Gippsland and Grampians. Each Regional Advisory Council is comprised of:
- local community members;
- local service providers delivering services to migrant and multicultural communities;
- local business and community representatives; and
- local government representatives.
Please contact RAC Secretariat for further information, via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone (03) 7017 8147.
Regional Advisory Council Recruitment 2017
The Victorian Multicultural Commission recently sought expressions of interest from community members, business and local government representatives and service providers interested in representing multicultural affairs in their region through the Regional Advisory Councils.
Expressions of interest have now closed and members have been appointed.
For all queries about the Regional Advisory Councils, please contact RAC Secretariat via email email@example.com or phone (03) 7017 8147.