Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC)

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

The Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) is a specialist resource centre for schools across all sectors.

LMERC has been providing services to Victorian teachers and other school staff for over twenty years. Each year up to 1000 teachers, educators and pre-service teachers borrow around 20,000 items. These include books, posters, CDs, DVDs, policy documents and realia (cultural artefacts). This service is available at no cost.

  • Library services
    Information about the range of services available to educators at LMERC
  • The collection
    The centre holds a collection of more than 30,000 resources in varied formats including books, posters, CDs, DVDs, policy documents and realia (cultural artefacts)
  • Online catalogue
    The centre’s catalogue is available online. You can search the catalogue and manage loans, register for membership, create lists, and access the centre’s wikispace
  • Resource lists
    Resource lists on various topics and useful links for educators in the areas of Multicultural Education, Languages and EAL
  • DET resources
    The Department’s publications in the areas of Languages, EAL and Multicultural Education are available for free download from FUSE
  • Newsletter
    Each term LMERC staff produce a newsletter to inform teachers about new resources, book reviews, upcoming events and useful online resources


The centre collects materials in the following areas:


Location and contact details

 Location    From Monday 3 April LMERC will be located at Level 1, 189 Faraday St Carlton.

Opening hours    LMERC will be closed for borrowing from Monday 27 March to Friday 31 March while the move to the new location is occuring. During this time returns can still be made via the external return chute. From April 3 returns can only be made at the new location.

LMERC contact details
Telephone: (03) 9349 1418