Multicultural Advisory Committee

Monash is one of the most culturally diverse communities in Victoria with around 45% of our population born overseas.

This committee's aim is to provide Council with advice on multicultural issues and on the implementation of Council's A Healthy and Resilient Monash: Integrated Plan 2017-2021.


The committee:

  • Consults on issues affecting Monash's culturally and linguistically diverse community and provides feedback and advice to Council on its policies, plans and services that impact people of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • Helps Council to promote the benefits of cultural diversity in the Monash municipality and beyond and provides advice to Council with its communication, engagement and consultation with CALD communities
  • Advocates on behalf of CALD residents
  • Considers joint funding and other opportunities that may arise

Meeting Frequency and Duration

Appointments to the Multicultural Advisory Committee are for a two-year term and members may re-apply for a further two-year term.

The committee meets bi-monthly for two hours, and we expect each member attends a minimum of 60% of all meetings.

Terms of Reference

For more information, please see: Terms of Reference - Multicultural Advisory Committee (pdf, 203KB)

Current Membership


    At its 30 March 2021 meeting, Council endorsed:

    • Appointment of the following four community representatives to the Multicultural Advisory Committee, each for a two-year term: Dakhina Mitra, Oksana King, Rida Khan and Mohamed Mohideen.
    • Updated Multicultural Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.

    At its 27 January 2021 meeting, Council noted the resignation of Shivan Arora and Harvey Foenander from the Multicultural Advisory Committee, with Esha Zahid completing her term.


    Contact Officer: Pamela Kosij, Multicultural Community Development Officer,  call 9518 3241 or email

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    Last updated: 02 June 2021