FECCA Advisory Committees


 As the national peak body representing those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) needs robust, knowledgeable and dedicated committees to inform submissions, projects and policy.

FECCA has opened all 6 committees for nominations from within and outside of FECCA’s membership. Each committee should be reasonably representative of Australia and its diversity including community representatives, individuals with lived experience and service providers.

This is your opportunity to influence and shape FECCA’s policy and advocacy for the next 2 years. As a committee member you will meet other likeminded people from across Australia, advise policy in a meaningful way, support the development of an informed policy positions, advocate on behalf of people from CALD backgrounds and receive support and expertise from the committee chair. 


Positions are now available on the following advisory committees: 

Committee Chair
Disability Advisory Committee Suresh Rajan
Healthy Ageing Advisory Committee Marion Lau
New and Emerging Communities Advisory Committee Maker Mayek
Rural and Regional Advisory Committee Mary Angela Ljubic
Women’s Advisory Committee Jill Morgan
Youth Advisory Committee Rida Aleem Khan

Terms of Reference’s are available at the following links:

Disability Advisory Committee

Healthy Ageing Advisory Committee

New and Emerging Communities Advisory Committee

Rural and Regional Advisory Committee

Women’s Advisory Committee

Youth Advisory Committee


Applications close 11:59 pm 21 June 2020

Please contact Christina as the FECCA office at admin@fecca.org.au with any questions.



Embrace Multicultural Mental Health Project


This project is funded by the Australian  Government Department of Health to focus on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Australia.

Mental Health Australia, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) will work together with people from CALD backgrounds who have experienced mental health issues and their carers to achieve the aims of this national project.

The project aims to improve mental health services for people from CALD backgrounds by helping organisations and workers to better understand and respond to the needs of Australia’s CALD communities.

CALD Mental Health Consumer and Carer Group

As part of this National project, a CALD Mental Health Consumer and Carer Group has been formed to provide advice based on members’ personal experience and connections to their communities.

We are still looking for consumer applicants from ACT and the NT. This is your unique opportunity to apply as a consumer to be a member of the Carer & Consumer Group. We value your experiences and insight into this process. To apply, click on the application form below and submit.

For role related queries or questions about the application process, contact:

Lauren Stark: lauren@fecca.org.au

If you need more information on the project visit www.embracementalhealth.org.au

Application Form

Draft Terms of Reference (TORs)

Frequently Asked Questions