The Filipino Community Council of Victoria, Inc. (FCCVI) is a duly incorporated non-political, non-stock, non-profit, and benevolent community service organisation, founded in 1988.
FCCVI is recognised as the umbrella body of the Filipino organisations in Victoria. Its existence came about as a direct request from the Austra- lian Government in the late 1980s through the then Minister of the Department of Immigration to be the primary contact in communicating and collaborating with individual Filipino organisations rapidly increasing at that time.
This portrays one of the fundamental functions of FCCVI’s existence, that is, as a mandated entity to represent the Filipino community in Victoria and serve as an active partner of the Commonwealth and State Governments and other mainstream agencies in providing information, support and access to community and welfare services to as many constituents as possible who are of Filipino background.
Being responsive to the changing and growing needs of the Filipino community, and the shifting of government’s priorities, the late Ms. Connie San Jose successfully applied for government’s funding to establish the aged care services of FCCVI. FCCVI is the pioneer ethno-specific provider of community aged care services to Filipinos in Victoria for more than two decades now.
To build a strong Filipino-Australian community.
To support and facilitate the unity, growth and development of the Filipino-Australian community and migrant Filipinos in the State of Victoria.