Representation and Advocacy

MCCI is a leadership voice for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

As the Illawarra’s regional peak body for diverse communities we represent the interests of over 50 local associations, engaging with government at all levels, business, the media, and our wider community to advance the principles of multiculturalism.

Working closely with Multicultural NSW and our state, regional, and national multicultural peak bodies we work towards promoting equity, inclusion and social cohesion. We do this through systemic advocacy, by regularly consulting our members and stakeholders on current and emerging trends or issues, contributing our perspective to policy and law reform, and participating in over 200 community and stakeholder outreach activities annually.

We are also engaged in multicultural affairs nationally. Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) NSW & ACT is part of the nationwide PICAC Alliance which is funded by the Australian Government to support aged care service providers to deliver care that meets the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people. PICAC NSW & ACT is auspiced by the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra (MCCI). 

Got an issue?

If you’d like to raise an issue on behalf of your community, then please get in touch.