What we stand for

An Aboriginal woman smiles as she casts her vote

Self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

We are active supporters of self-determination. Our Statement on Self-Determination and Improved Outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians outlines our commitment to advancing self-determination in line with the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework.

More about our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
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Access and inclusion

Our Access and Inclusion Plan aims to improve access to enrolment and voting for Victorians living with a disability. The Access and Inclusion Plan has six strategies to improve access to the electoral process and the VEC itself. We also hold outreach sessions to educate people about the voting rights of people with a disability. 

More about our work with people with disabilities
A VEC Democracy Ambassador delivers an education session about voting

Multicultural communities

We work to ensure that people from diverse language and cultural backgrounds understand their democratic rights and responsibilities. To support this, we partner with service providers and community leaders, provide culturally responsive services and promote active citizenship.

More about our work with multicultural communities
A voter casts their vote at Sacred Heart Mission homelessness service in Melbourne

Voting without a home

Being homeless does not make you voteless. We work with community agencies to help people experiencing homelessness to participate in local council and State elections.

More about our work with people experiencing homelessness
Landscape photo of creek in Moorabool Shire

Environment

We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our activities. To achieve this, we have an Environmental Management Strategy with a set of objectives and action plans. 

Learn more about our environmental strategy