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The Ethnic Community Council of WA acknowledges and pays tribute to the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation and their Elders past and present as the Traditional Custodians of the Country (Boodja) on which we work.


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Western Australia and recognise their continuing and cultural connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures, and to Elders both past and present.

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What we do

The ECCWA is Western Australia's peak ethnic umbrella organisation. It is a non-government, non-profit community-based organisation which takes an active interest in all aspects of multiculturalism and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) affairs and acts on behalf of all ethnic communities in Western Australia.

Our Programs


      Policy & Advocacy

  • We work towards ensuring that ECCWA’s policy positions contribute to Government policy making

  • Promote and safeguard the interests of CaLD communities in WA.

  • Facilitate dissemination of state government information to ethnic communities.


   Citizenship &
   Community Relations

We strive to enhance CaLD community awareness and understanding of citizenship.

We promote the participation in citizenship-related activities.Promote harmonious relations between ethnic communities as well as between ethnic communities and the wider community.

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The WA Collaboration is an historic partnership of organisations committed to a just and sustainable Western Australia. The groups involved cover a range of perspectives of the non-governments sector that have recognised the opportunities for positive social, environmental and economic reforms within the sustainability agenda.

Latest news

Farewell Message for the Acting Executive Officer

We are saddened to announce the departure of our Acting Executive Officer, Baily Fernandez, we at the Ethnic Communities Council of Western Australia (ECCWA) would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for their exceptional leadership and unwavering dedication during their tenure.  


While we say goodbye to our Acting Executive Officer, we also look forward to a new chapter as we welcome our incoming CEO. We are excited about the fresh perspectives and innovative approaches they will bring to ECCWA. We are confident that our new leader will continue to build upon the strong foundation laid by their predecessor, driving our mission forward and championing the cause of ethnic communities in Western Australia.


We extend our best wishes to our outgoing Acting Executive Officer in all their future endeavours and warmly welcome our new CEO to the ECCWA family. Together, we will continue to strive towards a more inclusive and harmonious society for all. 

Thank you for your unwavering support and commitment to our shared vision.


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