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: Level 1 of the CO.AS.IT Building, 189 Faraday St Carlton

Opening hours: Weekdays 9.00am - 5.00pm, including school holidays. Returns can only be made during opening hours.

Telephone:  (03) 9349 1418