Advocacy and peak bodies
Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV)
The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria Inc. (ECCV) is the peak body for ethnic and multicultural organisations in Victoria.
Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW (ECCNSW)
The Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW (ECC) is the peak body for all culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA)
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them.
Settlement Services International (Australia)
Settlement Services International is a community-based not-for-profit organisation providing a range of refugee, migrant, asylum seeker, youth and disability services in NSW.
Federation of Ethnic Communities' Council's of Australia (FECCA)
FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Regional ethnic communities councils
Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District Inc.
The Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District is a not for profit community organisation which relies on grants from government and industry to provide settlement, refugee brokerage, volunteer support and information and advocacy services.
Cultural community groups
Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is the voice of Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and is the main link between them and the Victorian government.
Multicultural NSW promotes community harmony and social cohesion in one of the most culturally diverse states in the world.
Australian Government Department of Home Affairs is responsible for multicultural affairs and immigration.
Community service organisations
Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau (VRB)
VRB assists newly arrived migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants through the Department of Social Services' Settlement Grants program.
Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group
Formed in 2004, Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group sponsors and assists refugees to settle in Albury-Wodonga by providing funding and support to those on humanitarian visas in order that they can achieve independence and integration.
NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)
STARTTS is a specialist, non-profit organisation that for more than 25 years has provided culturally appropriate and cutting edge psychological treatment and support to help people heal the scars of torture and refugee trauma and rebuild their lives in Australia.
GrieLline Community & Family Services Inc.
GriefLine listens, cares and supports people experiencing loss and grief, at any stage in life. Free telephone or skype counselling is available to anyone between Midday to 3am everyday; they also have a Chinese helpline service for Mandarin-speakers available on Wednesday's 8pm - 10pm.