Inquiry into Support for Older Victorians from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds


Submissions from organisations are now closed. If you would like to make a late submission, email the secretariat at

Submissions from older Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds

Submissions from older Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds and those with lived experience can be made up until 31 January 2022. To assist with your submission, please see the guidelines for Making a Written Submission to a Parliamentary Committee. You can also access an  pdfEasy English Guide 849.89 KB on making a submission.

The Committee is accepting audio contributions and submissions either written or spoken in other languages from older Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds. The Committee will have these translated. In addition, you can make a submission using the following methods:

  1. Email to
  2. Use the Make a Submission form
  3. Post a hardcopy to

    The Committee Manager
    Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee
    Parliament House, Spring Street

All submissions should include:

  • Your full name
  • Contact details (either a postal address or phone number)
  • The text of your submission or an attachment containing your submission
  • A clear indication if you are seeking confidentiality or would like the submission to be name withheld.


The Committee has also developed a survey is to assist older people from culturally diverse backgrounds make a submission. It is available in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Arabic, Punjabi, Hindi, Tagalog and Dari. You can request hard copies of the survey by contacting the Committee Secretariat or complete it online. 

Access the survey here  /  الوصول إلى الاستبيان  /  访问调查问卷页面  /  開始問卷調查  / دسترسی به نظر سنجی  /  I-access ang survey  /  Πρόσβαση στην έρευνα  /  सर्वेक्षण पर जाएँ  /  Accedi al sondaggio  /  ਸਰਵੇਖਣ ਤੱਕ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਕਰੋ  /  Tham gia cuộc khảo sát

If you have any questions about the inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.


All submissions are public documents (and may be published on the Committee’s website) unless confidentiality is requested and granted by the Committee.  Please note that submissions will be published on this page as they are processed by the Committee.  Your name will be published with your submission, but your contact details will be removed.

1.  pdfBallarat African Association Inc395.61 KB

2. pdfDr Bruce Baer Arnold748.80 KB

3. pdfAnge Kenos508.55 KB

4. Confidential

5.  pdfNada Filipovic53.85 KB

6. Confidential

7. pdfName withheld711.74 KB

8. pdfName withheld651.65 KB

9.  pdfSahar Ageed651.27 KB

10. pdfName withheld290.37 KB

11. pdfName withheld643.21 KB

12.  pdfTurkish Women's Recreational Group653.68 KB

13. pdfName withheld643.86 KB

14.  pdfDr Wilfred Wang166.00 KB

15. pdfShunhua Lin235.70 KB

16. pdfName withheld87.93 KB

17. pdfName withheld172.82 KB

18. pdfPeninsula Community Legal Centre356.91 KB

19. pdfName withheld114.58 KB

20. Confidential

21. pdfHousing for the Aged Action Group326.28 KB

22. pdfMulticultural Centre for Women's Health334.43 KB

23. pdfSeniors Rights Victoria813.80 KB

24. pdfVictorian Arabic Social Services754.79 KB

25. pdfPublic Health Association of Australia346.06 KB

26. pdfDr Raelene Wilding, Dr Shane Worrell, Dr Shashini Gamage and Samiro Mohamud820.23 KB

27.  pdfNational Ageing Research Institute Ltd., Carers Victoria, Seniors Rights Victoria, Multicultural Centre for Women's Health1.51 MB

28.  pdfRoyal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists1.08 MB

29. pdfcohealth727.40 KB

30.  pdfGood Things Foundation Australia629.33 KB

31.  pdfAMES Australia196.82 KB

32.  pdfUNITED Spanish Latin American Welfare Centre385.17 KB

33.  pdfMulticultural Association of Victoria299.51 KB

34.  pdfSouth East Community Links731.76 KB

35.  pdfVictorian Transcultural Mental Health499.89 KB

36.  pdfMoreland City Council776.21 KB

37. pdfName withheld711.23 KB

38. pdfName withheld438.28 KB

39.  pdfEastern Community Legal Centre489.49 KB

40.  pdfNational Council of Women of Victoria Inc.977.44 KB

41.  pdfeSafety Commissioner438.40 KB

42. pdfinTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence703.89 KB

43.  pdfCentre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing872.07 KB

44. pdfName withheld646.07 KB

45.  pdfSocial Security Rights Victoria1.27 MB

46.  pdfCommissioner for Senior Victorians711.03 KB

47.  pdfWhitehorse City Council387.91 KB

48. pdfJustice Connect1.01 MB

Last Updated on Monday, 17 January 2022