VIN Letterhead 2019


The Faith Communities Council of Victoria, in association with the Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong and The City of Greater Dandenong, would like to invite you to the 2019 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference on Sunday, November 17th 2019 @ Springvale City Hall. To register for the event go to and click on the green Register button. The conference is also an opportunity for the Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong to celebrate and mark 30 years of interfaith engagement within the local community and beyond.


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Springvale City Hall: 397-405 Springvale Road, Springvale (Mel Ref 80 A11)

About the Conference:

The Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference (VINC) is a grass-roots conference which aims to help build the capacity and sustainability of existing multifaith/interfaith networks, bring people up-to-date with current multifaith/interfaith matters and provide networking opportunities.

Date: Sunday, November 17th 2019   Time: 12:00pm - 4:30pm

LocationSpringvale City Hall 397-405 Springvale Road, Springvale (Mel Ref 80 A11) (see Google Maps location)


  • 12:00pm-1:25pm: Registration, networking, lunch and activities
  • 1:30pm-2:15pm: Honoured guests and keynote speech on:


My faith and Refugee Journey
by Fablice Manirakiza

Child soldier in war-torn Burundi and
current advocate for migrant and refugee communities




  • 2:20pm-3:50pm: Workshops and plenary sessions (see below)
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: Summary & closing ceremony

Workshops & Plenary Sessions:

Detailed descriptions of each workshop and plenary session will be announced on October 1st 2019.

  • Workshop 1: Refugees and asylum seekers: Celebrating their courage and achievements
  • Workshop 2: Voices of Youth: Faith, Values and World Views
  • Workshop 3: Faith and Creative Arts: a hands on experience!
  • Workshop 4: Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme

Enrolment for workshops and plenary sessions to be made on the day of event so please arrive early to enrol in your preferred workshop or session.

To register for the event go to and click on the green Register button.

Flyer: click here to view flyer

Travel to Venue - Springvale City Hall

Springvale City Hall is located 30 minutes by car from Melbourne's CDB and easy to get to via the Monash Freeway and Eastlink.

Parking is available on site and surrounding areas (Grace Park Avenue and small parking off Hillcrest Avenue). Please allow time to find parking nearby.

The venue can be accessed by public transport:
Train - cranbourne or pakenham lines - Springvale Station is 10-15 minutes’ walk to Springvale City Hall.
Bus: 902  - Hillcrest Grove/Springvale Road or Boonah Street/Springvale Road are the two closest stops to Springvale City Hall.

Please note: Building works are currently taking place next door to Springvale City Hall.

For more information on how to get to Springvale City Hall by public transport see moovi, ptv and metro trains

See Google Map location of venue

Further Information:

For more information please contact Mr Sandy Kouroupidis, Multifaith Officer, Faith Communities Council of Victoria, Mobile: 0412 670 369 | Email:

This event is hosted by the Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong and the Faith Communities Council of Victoria; and proudly sponsored by The City of Greater Dandenong Community Support Grants Program, and the Victorian State Government - Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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