Our Mission

The Polish Community Council’s mission is to enrich and enhance the well-being of the Polish-Australian community within the multicultural context of the Victorian community. It aims to achieve this through the fullest participation and involvement of all people of Polish background and establishing relations with relevant organisations in the wider Australian community.

PURPOSES

  • To represent the Polish-Australian community of Victoria before all tiers of government in Australia
  • To contribute to the formulation of policy on issues affecting the Polish community in accordance with the Access and Equity Strategy of the Australian Commonwealth
  • To foster a sense of membership within the Australian multicultural community and to endeavour to develop Polish-Australian cultural and economic cooperation

OBJECTIVES

  • To cooperate with and assist in the activities of member organisations
  • To initiate and organise social, as well as charitable activities and to conduct community services to assist people in need within the Polish-Australian community
  • On behalf of the Polish community, to assist other public benevolent institutions in their endeavours
  • To represent the needs, aspiration and achievements of the Polish-Australian community
  • To promote and address the issues of the Polish-Australian community within the context of the wider Australian community
  • To act as an effective advocate and to analyse government policies on matters relevant to the Polish-Australian community
  • To identify new issues requiring further research related to the needs and aspirations of the Polish-Australian community
  • To develop strategies to implement the results of research where it will assist the Polish-Australian community
  • To facilitate and encourage greater participation in Polish cultural and community activities
  • To enhance mechanisms to assist State and Federal bodies in the formulation of their policies, programs and services which affect the Polish-Australian community.