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The ECCWA is the State'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.

Welcome to the Ethnic Communities Council of WA

The Ethnic Communities Council of Western Australia, established in 1975, has been providing advocacy services for multicultural groups and communities in Western Australia for over 44 years and is a member of the national Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA). Through its various programmes over the years ECCWA has been able to provide various forms of advocacy and support to its members. ECCWA has over 60 Community and Organisational members across the State of Western Australia and has relationships with various Government agencies at Local, State and Federal level. This new website will inform you of  the various services and programmes the Council provides. Here, you will easily access information on our operations, organisational structure, publications and contact details. We aim to address the different needs of all of our stakeholders by adding additional sections such as Membership, Volunteer with Us and EAST (Ethnic Advocacy Support Team - our advocacy services for individuals). We will also publish training opportunities being offered by ECCWA and our members.


Upcoming events

ECCWA President Suresh Rajan's speech at the 3rd Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference -  9 to 10 July 2020 in Brisbane.


The 2020 Pre-conference workshop will be on the 8th July and the Conference will be held between the 9th to 10th July at the College of Applied Psychology in Brisbane.

This year's conference will touch on 6 themes:

1)Flourishing in high education

2) Humanising teach and learning for mental health

3)Contemporary approaches supporting staff who are working with students with severe or complex mental health issues.

4) Integrating whole-of-community approaches to responsive and effective support for people living with mental health issues.

5)Working with particular groups

6)Roles of higher education in times of disasters


For more information on this event, please visit:

Upcoming Member Events

No upcoming events

Training events

Family and Domestic Violence training is being scheduled across WA  by a Multicultural Consortia led by Ishar Multicultural Women's Health Centre. ECCWA is part of the consortia as is the Multicultural Services Centre, Orana Women's Refugee and the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre. 

If you are interested in joining this program, please contact Vivienne at or




We strive to enhance culturally and linguistically diverse community awareness and understanding of citizenship
This program aims to achieve the following: Promote the participation in citizenship-related activities.
Promote harmonious relations between ethnic communities as well as between ethnic communities and the wider community.

To read our key performance outcome and performance indicators, click here



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Achieving sustainability is one of the major challenges for the twenty first century. 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-government
sector that have recognised the opportunities for positive social, environmental and economic reforms within the sustainability agenda.

Collectively, the groups on the Steering Committee represent thousands of organisations, community groups and organisations and individuals currently working towards a just and sustainable Western Australia.

To learn more about our Community Sustainability Agenda please click here

Contact us

Phone: 0892275322            


                    Address: 20 View Street, North Perth

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 
                         9 am to 4.30 pm
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ECCWA’s advocacy, policy and information program has the following objectives:
Ensure 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.


The ECCWA provides specialised advocacy and support services for individuals unable to access government-funded services through the Ethnic Advocacy and Support Team ( EAST).