An interactive truck called Vicky has begun to tour the state, welcoming visitors and promoting our shared values and what it means to be Victorian.
Vicky is part of the Victorian government's latest Multicultural Policy Statement, “Victorian and proud of it”. The policy, in which the State Government has invested $19 million, is underpinned by the Victorian Values Statement, a set of five shared values that everyone should learn, respect and accept:
One law for all
Freedom to be yourself
Discrimination is never acceptable
A fair go for all
It is up to all of us to contribute
The values are explained in detail on a dedicated website at www.proud.vic.gov.au, and Vicky the truck will travel around the state bringing the campaign directly to Victorians. Vicky will act as a mobile learning hub, giant billboard and information station, appealing to both kids and adults.
Vicky is a large semi-trailer, with its trailer converted into a travelling exhibition hall. Visitors will find information about the campaign, and will see stories of real Victorians living by our shared values, making their contribution to our community.
Through an immersive video experience using Virtual Reality (VR) goggles, you will have the chance to share the experiences of new migrants. In the photo-booth you can take a picture or film a 30 second video about how you contribute at work, school, home or in the community.
Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott officially unveiled Vicky at a launch event in Bendigo at the beginning of the month. Vicky will be available for booking to attend festivals or events. She can accommodate groups of up to eight people at a time for a 12-15 minute experience.
Vicky is already scheduled to attend AFL games during the Multicultural Round in July, and the Royal Melbourne Show starting September. She will also be present at Federation Square for the launch of Refugee Week on Saturday 24 June, from 4pm to 8pm.
Vicky has her own Facebook and Instagram accounts, so people can keep track of her tour dates.
For more information, please visit www.proud.vic.gov.au.