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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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS: 

DAY 1: Saturday 17th June 2017 – 1st GECC Multicultural Dinner  buffet, dance, ethnic dress competition, Santacruzan parade and entertainment. Event in Kernot Hall, Morwell. 6.00pm to 11pm approx.  Strictly formal attire or cultural dress. BYO drinks. Adults only. Limited tickets $40.00 each, purchase by 11/6/2017. 

To buy tickets go to 

a) Latrobe Performing Arts, cnr Grey Street and Breed Street, Traralgon; or 

b) Online at www.latrobe.vic.gov.au [Latrobe Performing Arts – What’s On] ..Click here to purchase ticket.      

or c) Phone 5176 3333 (box office).  Email: boxoffice@latrobe.vic.gov.au 

For festival enquiries: GECC.Events@gmail.com 

DAY 2: Sunday 18th June 2017 – 8th GECC Multicultural Festival

multicultural parade, performers, food, stalls, entertainment.  FREE Event in Immigration Park, Morwell.  Family event.  Traditional or cultural dress encouraged.  10.30am to 3.30pm approx.


** For Performers and Stall Holders who would like to participate in the 2017 GECC Multicultural Festival, please contact the GECC - Email: GECC.Events@gmail.com



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