About Us

The Louise Multicultural Community Centre (LMCC) is a not-for-profit community centre situated in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia. For 37 years LMCC has served the multicultural community by offering a welcoming space to learn new skills and connect with others. We offer a variety of courses and activities, with a focus on educational, English language and life skills, taught within a fun and encouraging environment.

 

We offer a range of programs and activities. Our programs aim to help people feel connected with the community. 

 

We offer a friendly environment where participants are able to gain skills and confidence.
 

For more information about our courses click here.

 

For information about volunteering, click here.


 

Our Mission

To be a centre which provides a welcoming environment promoting understanding and sharing of diverse cultures, facilitating belonging, confidence, health and happiness.
 

Our Purpose

A world where people of diverse national, ethnic, religious and linguistic backgrounds can practice, enjoy and share their own culture and fully participate in civic life.
 

Our Motto: “Learning together”

Our History:

In 1982, Sister Miriam Boland was asked to work in the area of resettlement of refugees at the Eastbridge Hostel and Migrant Centre in Melbourne. Every week, refugees from refugee camps in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos arrived at Eastbridge. Their plight was heart breaking with the horrors of bloodshed and violence they had witnessed still etched on their faces. Their only belongings were held tightly in a small plastic bag.

Sister Miriam worked tirelessly to assist these people, and founded the Louise Multicultural Community Centre to address many of their needs. The first location of the then fledgling Community Centre was in Nunawading. Today, although the location of the Louise Multicultural Community Centre has changed, the original vision has remained.

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Our Patron, The Honourable Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC was an Australian judge for 22 years during which time he served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia and for 16 years, as Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia. Since 2003 he has been an Honorary Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne, currently attached to the Faculty of Law. He has long been a children’s rights campaigner, writing and speaking extensively on issues relating to human rights and the rights of children and youth at many Australian and international conferences. Alastair has been heavily involved in the planning and development of child justice programs in Cambodia and Vietnam. Our Patron is committed to advocating the need for changes to the law around bullying and bringing required changes to the attention of government and policy makers; and in urging a new and enlightened approach to issues associated with Indigenous people in Australia. Alastair has a long association with LMCC as Patron.

Louise Multicultural Community Centre is a member of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and the Whitehorse Community Houses.
 

For more information about our networks, click here.

Louise Multicultural Community Centre wishes to acknowledge the support of:

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