Community Conversations

We want to know what matters to you. 

Join the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) for a Community Conversation, where you can:

  • Tell the VMC what is important to you and your community
  • Help shape the VMC’s priorities in your region
  • Meet your Victorian Multicultural Commissioners
  • Meet your local Regional Advisory Council Representatives

Register now to attend a Community Conversation:

Morwell - Monday 14 May 2018, 7.30pm, Gippsland Lifeline - 2/8 Fleming Street, Morwell. 
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Ballarat - Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7.30pm, Ballarat Welcome Centre - 145 Victoria Street, Ballarat. 
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Mildura - Friday 18 May 2018, 6.30pm, SMECC — 107-111 Twelfth Street, Mildura.
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Bendigo - Tuesday 22 May 2018, 5.30pm, The Capital — Bendigo Bank Theatre - 50 View Street, Bendigo.
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Box Hill - Thursday 24 May 2018, 7.30pm, Louise Multicultural Community Centre - 27 Bank St, Box Hill.
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Shepparton - Monday 28 May 2018, 1:30pm - St Paul’s African House, 54 Poplar Avenue, Shepparton.
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Wodonga - Monday 28  May 2018, 7.00pm, The Cube - 118 Hovell Street, Wodonga.
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Dandenong - Tuesday 5 June 2018, 7.30pm, Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre - 39 Clow Street, Dandenong.
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Narre Warren - Thursday 7 June 2018, 6.00pm, Bunjil Place - 2 Patrick NE Drive, Narre Warren.
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Epping - Wednesday 13 June 2018, 7.30pm, Epping Community Services Hub, 713 High Street, Epping.
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St Albans - Tuesday 19 June 2018, 7.30pm, St Albans Community Centre - 309C Main Rd, St Albans.
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Broadmeadows - Thursday 21 June 2018, 6.00pm, Hume Global Learning Centre - 1093 Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows.
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Bundoora - Monday 25 June 2018, 6.00pm, Darebin North East Community Hub - 35 Copernicus Crescent, Bundoora.
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Geelong - Wednesday 27 June 2018, 7.30pm, The fOrT Youth Centre - Cnr Melbourne and St Georges Rd, Norlane.
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For all queries about Community Conversations, contact rac@vmc.vic.gov.au with any queries.

More about Regional Advisory Councils

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.

Five Councils are based in rural and regional Victoria - Barwon 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 rac@vmc.vic.gov.au or phone (03) 7017 8147.  

Regional Advisory Council recruitment

The Victorian Multicultural Commission has newly appointed community members, business and local government representatives and service providers interested in representing multicultural affairs in their region through the Regional Advisory Councils.

The Commission has welcomed both new and continuing Regional Advisory Council members from 53 different cultural backgrounds to continue the important work of advocating for their communities. 

Member recruitment focussed on including young people and people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds among the Councils.

Members will meet three times per year over the course of their two-year roles.

Under a new operating model for the Councils, members will be able to connect more directly with decision-makers throughout consultations and co-host broader public consultations in their region with the Commission. 

For all queries about the Regional Advisory Councils, please contact RAC Secretariat via email rac@vmc.vic.gov.au or phone (03) 7017 8147.

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    Journey Beyond Fear

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  • 25 Oct

    SalamFest 2018

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