Help shape Victoria's new anti-racism strategy

The Victorian Government is calling on community members to have their say in shaping the development of a first of its kind Victorian anti-racism strategy.
10 November 2021

Launching mid-2022, the Victorian anti-racism strategy aims to improve the lives of Victoria’s multicultural and multifaith communities through collective efforts across government to create a safer and more inclusive Victoria.

The strategy will be co-designed with the Victorian Government’s Anti-Racism Taskforce. The Taskforce will work with the government, providing strategic advice and recommendations to ensure the strategy sets out a clear and targeted plan to reduce racism in Victoria.

Over a quarter of Victorians are born overseas with more than 260 languages spoken and 135 different faiths observed throughout Victoria. As the most culturally and linguistically diverse state in Australia, Victoria is leading the way to support participation and inclusivity.

It is widely recognised that Victorians from diverse backgrounds experience systemic and language barriers that prevent participation in civic processes that shape our society. Although progress has been made towards responding to and reducing the prevalence of racism, the Victorian Government acknowledges that more can be done.

Community input

Community contribution is vital to the development of the Victorian anti-racism strategy and all Victorians can input into the strategy via an online survey, hosted on Engage Victoria.

Via the survey, you can have a say on the changes you would like to see in areas including employment, education, healthcare and justice, and contribute to a safer and more inclusive Victoria.

Along with the call out to Victorians to input into the strategy through the online survey, the Victorian Government has commenced targeted consultations with multicultural and multifaith communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, key sector organisations, academics and subject matter experts.

Complete the survey

To complete the survey visit the Engage Victoria website. The survey will close to input on 6 December 2021.

For Victorians that speak languages other than English, an interpreting service is available during business hours by calling (03) 9007 2990.