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Participating Organisations


Victorian Multicultural COmmission

Established in 1983, the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) has provided independent advice to the Victorian Government to inform the development of legislative and policy frameworks, as well as the delivery of services to our culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse society.

The VMC is the voice of Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and is the main link between them and the government. Our unique multicultural society remains one of our state’s greatest assets and strengths.

Operating under the Multicultural Victoria Act 2011 the VMC consists of 12 commissioners: a Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, a Youth Commissioner, a representative of a community organisation and eight other members.

BreastScreen Victoria

BreastScreen Victoria is an accredited part of BreastScreen Australia, jointly funded by State and Federal Governments.

The program includes three service components: the BreastScreen Victoria Coordination Unit, about 19 Screening Service Providers and eight Reading and Assessment Services.

The BreastScreen Victoria Coordination Unit is an independently incorporated association which administers funding for the Screening and Assessment Services, manages the centralised appointment registry, coordinates the Mobile Screening Service, manages client screening and assessment data, develops and reviews program policy, monitors service provision, coordinates special projects and supports state-wide recruitment.

Screening and Assessment Services provide all clinical services from the initial screening mammogram to any further procedures required to the point of diagnosis. BreastScreen Victoria is proud to have developed strong relationships with both the public and private health service providers who manage the daily operation of the Screening and Assessment Services.

Victoria University

As the University of Opportunity and Success, we will be open and excellent, creating exceptional value for any student from any background and uplifting the communities in which we operate.

We will achieve this vision by:

  • Providing high quality, engaging career-based tertiary education at all levels of vocational and higher education with flexible entry and exit points, appropriate pathways, engaging and rigorous curriculum and contemporary delivery; while maintaining rigorous standards and ensuring that all students are supported to meet those standards.
  • Undertaking high quality and innovative applied and translational research which results in healthier, smarter and sustainable communities in the West of Melbourne and beyond, and connecting deeply with industry and the community, in turn enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.

Hepatitis Victoria

Hepatitis Victoria is the peak not-for-profit community organisation working across the state for people affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis.

Our vision at Hepatitis Victoria is a Victorian community where there are no new infections of viral hepatitis, and where those who have the virus are able to maximise their health and well-being. 

Hepatitis Victoria is overseen by a Board of Directors. Election of Board members takes place at the Annual General Meeting.

Hepatitis Victoria produces a range of publications, from informative/educational distributions, to strategic guiding documents for the organisation.

African union

The advent of the    African Union (AU) can be described as an event of great magnitude in the    institutional evolution of the continent. On 9.9.1999, the Heads of State and    Government of the Organisation of African Unity issued a Declaration (the    Sirte Declaration) calling for the establishment of an African Union, with a    view, inter alia, to accelerating the process of integration in the continent    to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing    multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are    by certain negative aspects of globalisation.

The main objectives of the OAU were, inter alia, to ridthe continent of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid; topromote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensifycooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorialintegrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation within theframework of the United Nations.

Indeed, as acontinental organization the OAU provided an effective forum that enabled allMember States to adopt coordinated positions on matters of common concern tothe continent in international fora and defend the interests of Africaeffectively.

Women's Health West

Women’s Health West (WHW) is the women’s health service for the western metropolitan region of Melbourne.

Our health promotion, research and development program plans and implements activities designed to promote women’s health, safety and wellbeing across three key areas – sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and prevention of violence and discrimination.

Our family violence service provides women and children with the range of services they require while in crisis – such as court support, crisis housing and case management – through to services designed to promote healing and recovery, such as women’s and children’s counseling.

We work collaboratively with communities, government and local agencies, and provide secondary consultation for health, community and other service providers.

All women living, working or studying in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne are eligible for membership of WHW, as are organisations with western region clients.