Embedding a multicultural focus

Monday 14 December 2020

For immediate release

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is excited to launch its Multicultural Inclusion Plan for 2020-2023, strengthening its commitment to greater electoral participation of people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

The Multicultural Inclusion Plan (the Plan) is the VEC’s commitment to providing culturally accessible information and services for Victoria’s growing population of CALD voters.

Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately launched the Plan today and thanked those involved in the process for their contribution and advice.

“The Plan has been developed following extensive consultation with staff, the VEC’s advisory groups, the Victorian Multicultural Commission and broader CALD communities in Victoria,” Mr Gately said. 

The Plan focuses on four key priority areas:

  • access – to culturally responsive information and services
  • employment – staff recruitment and retention
  • community – engagement, skill development, collaboration and partnerships
  • capability – building staff skills to provide culturally responsive information and services.

“This Plan cements our commitment to ensuring that more Victorians from our CALD communities can vote,” Mr Gately said.

The Plan is available to download from the VEC’s website:

Hard copies can also be requested by phone on 131 832.