The Multifaith Advisory Group (MAG) was established in February 2008 in response to recommendations from the 2007 Premier’s Multifaith Leaders Forum.

The MAG currently consists of approximately 25 senior representatives from Victoria’s diverse faith communities (including various Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist and Baha'i communities).

The advisory body which represents the voice of Victoria’s faith leaders to the Victorian Government through the Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion (MASC) Division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Members assists the Government to understand and appropriately respond to situations which arise in diverse faith and multicultural communities around Victoria, acting as part of a group that aims to ensure ongoing dialogue between the Victorian Government and Victoria’s faith leaders and communities.


The MAG currently comprises representatives from the following organisations:

  • Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
  • Baha’i Community of Victoria
  • Rabbinical Council of Victoria
  • B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation Commission
  • Buddhist Council of Victoria
  • Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne
  • Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
  • E-Vam Institute
  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
  • Hindu Community Council of Victoria
  • Hindu Foundation
  • Hindu Society of Victoria
  • Islamic Council of Victoria · Jewish Community Council of Victoria
  • Lutheran Church of Australia
  • Presbyterian Church of Victoria
  • Rabbinical Council of Victoria
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
  • Russian Orthodox Church
  • Salvation Army
  • Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria
  • The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne
  • Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania
  • Victorian Council of Churches
  • Victorian Multicultural Commission
  • UNESCO

For more information on the MAG please contact us.