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If you were born in Sub-Saharan Africa, North East or South East Asia and are over 18, take 10 minutes to help your community by completing completing the MiBSS Survey.


By completing the survey, you are in the chance to win a $200 voucher!

Welcome to the Ethnic Communities Council of WA

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.


 On this website, 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.


If you have been a target or a witness of racial discrimination, report it to our team at Racism Matters by clicking the box below . Together, we can end racism.

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Memberships are now FREE for individuals and organisations. Click here for more information.

Resources for community groups

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  • ECCWA is providing training sessions for our members and members of the public in the following topics: 

1) Racism: What is racism?  ( by Racism Matters team)

2) Family and domestic violence: What is family and domestic violence? (by Ishar)

3) Healthy relationship training (by Ishar)

4) Multiculturalism: What is multiculturalism? (by ECCWA)

If your community would like to receive training in any of the above, please contact our media officer Eliza Nguyen at .We will get in touch to discuss how this training can be organised. Please note that the training may involve a fee, which will be negotiated with you.

We will schedule specific training dates for the general public starting in September 2020. Please keep an eye out on our website for these dates.

  • The Racism Matters team will be holding educational training sessions with CaLD community leaders and members. The training will consist of a presentation on the topic of human rights and legal rights, as well as steps you can take to diffuse a confronting situation as a witness or target of racial discrimination.

  • 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 Friday
                         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). 

We also provide support for CaLD community members who have experienced racial discrimination through the Racism Matters advocacy team.