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The GECC is a volunteer based non-profit organisation.  Our volunteer members represent different ethnic groups in the community.  The GECC members are active in a number of projects in the community. 

One of the major projects and events it organises is the annual Gippsland Multicultural Festival that takes place in the Immigration Park in March.  

2008 Festival: The Gippsland Immigration Wall of Recognition Multicultural festival 2008 won the Latrobe City community event of the year.  

2010 Festival:  The Gippsland Immigration Wall of Recognition Multicultural and Youth festival 2010 was a finalist in the Latrobe City Business Tourism Association's People's Choice Awards.  

2010 GECC Organisation: The Gippsland Ethnic Communities' Council received a Latrobe City 2011 Australia Day Award for outstanding service made to the community of Latrobe City.  

2011 Festival and Chairperson: The Gippsland Ethnic Communities' Council's 3-Day Multicultural Festival is a co-winner for the Latrobe City 2012 Australia Day Award for Community Event of the Year. Furthermore, the GECC Chairperson received a Latrobe City Recognition Award in the Citizen of the Year Category at this ceremony.  

2012 Festival: The 2012 3-day GECC Multicultural Festival received a Latrobe City Recognition Award in the Community Event of the Year Category at the 2013 Australia Day ceremony in Kernot Hall in January 2013. 

2013 Festival: The 2012 3-day GECC Multicultural Festival received a Latrobe City Recognition Award in the Community Event of the Year Category at the 2014 Australia Day ceremony in Kernot Hall in January 2014.


The 2018 Gippsland Multicultural Festival in Morwell

Please email or if you would like to perform or have a stall at this event.

DAY 1: Saturday 16th June 2018 – Maltese History & Culture  Showcasing 40 years of LV Maltese Community Centre history & culture. A peek at the Museum site with miniature model displays, cooking demonstration, lace making, traditional Maltese Pastizzi, other food and drinks.  Free Entry. Visit LV Maltese Community Centre, cnr Henry Street & Grant Street, Morwell. 10.00am to 4pm approx.

DAY 2: Sunday 17th June 2018 – 9th GECC Multicultural Festival 

Multicultural parade, performers, food, stalls, entertainment.  Free Event. Kernot Hall, Morwell.  Family day. Please wear traditional or cultural dress.  10.30am to 3.30pm approx.

Sunday 17th June 2018:

Performers:  Sale RSL Pipe Band, Mel Pollard (Artist/Guitar), Super Mande Percussion (African drums/dance), Traditional Thai Dance, Kinloch Trio (bagpipes, violin, guitar), Rose Simonsen (Chinese & Muslim dance), Ruby Tindog (Singer), Greek Dancers (Pegasus Dance Academy), Beyond Nirvana Music Aus (Bollywood singers), Ati-Atihan (SPAG, Filipino group).

Food:  German Sausage Hut (Bratwurst, Curry Bratwurst, Cheese Kransky); My Kitchen Flavours (kebab, falafel food, chips, briyani); Filipino Stall (BBQ meats, native Filipino food, sweets , puto); Neighbourhood Watch BBQ (Australian sausages, drinks), Cafe2U (coffee and hot drinks), Chey-de-Bakes (cupcakes, slices, cookies, cake truffles, etc.).

Other: stalls & information stalls

MULTICULTURAL PARADE at 12.30pm in front of Kernot Hall

For Sunday programme: click "2018 GECC Multicultural Festival" in tab on your left.

DAY 1 is on the eve of REFUGEE WEEK, DAY 2 is on the first day of REFUGEE WEEK.


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