New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program - Series 3

Program Information

The New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program (NECLP) provides an outstanding opportunity for potential and current leaders from migrant or refugee backgrounds.

This free community program, funded by the Victorian Government, is open to new and emerging leaders to help build their leadership skills and capacity, and contribute to community development. 

Series 3 of the NECLP to be held in Melbourne's South East and is open to all Victorian residents, runs from August to October, for up to 30 participants.

Participants will:

  • Develop leadership skills and confidence
  • Grow networks in government, business and community sectors
  • Gain insights and leadership experiences from Community leaders
  • Engage in a group community project
  • Work with a mentor 
  • Learn with a diverse group of people committed to making a difference

NECLP offers a rich development experience with long-lasting benefits for participants, mentors and the wider community.

Who can Apply

Applications welcome from migrants and refugees from new and emerging communities throughout Victoria, who have demonstrated their commitment to community development.   This is an inclusive and welcoming program: participants often are first-generation Australians, and often originally from eastern, western and southern Asia or Africa.  If you perceive that your ethnicity, faith or nationality of origin is not yet fully part of the rich tapestry of a multicultural Australia, you are welcome to apply.

Program Dates

Series 3: South Eastern New and Emerging Community Leaders Program

25 August to 14 October. Launch date 8 August  Apply now

Series 4: Women's of Whittlesea

Across November

South East Program (Series 3): Program Dates

Program Launch

Tuesday 8 August, 6.00pm-7.30pm

Program Days

Fridays 25 August, 15 September and 13 October
Saturday 26 August, 2 September, 16 September, and 14 October

Program Evenings

Friday 1 September and Wednesday 27 September 6pm-9pm 

Program Graduation

Tuesday 17 October, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Post Program Event

Thursday 8 February 2018, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Interested in being a mentor for the NECLP?
Complete an expression of interest form.

If you have any questions about mentoring, please contact us on 03 9651 6590 or

Program Locations

Each program day or evening will be held in one of these two locations: 

  1. Balla Balla Community Centre - 65 Berwick Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East   
  2. Bridgewater Family and Community Centre - 45 Bridgewater Blvd, Berwick

Program Fees

This program is funded by the Victorian Government and FREE to all selected participants.

Apply Now

To apply for the Series 3 program click here.

Applications close 9am Monday 31 July, with interviews up until 4 August. 

The New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program is funded by the Victorian Government Department of Premier and Cabinet