Dr Chandrika Subramaniyan has served the community for more than 20 years. She began her community work through the Innerwest Migrant Resource Centre in 1999, later chairing Sydwest Multicultural Services in 2016, and now volunteers as an associate for many organisations. She teaches community services for Tafe students and as a practising lawyer, she has given free legal advice to those in need. As an academic, mediator and community education presenter, she has received numerous awards for her outstanding contributions to the community. She has established community capacity building courses on Living in Harmony as preventive measures against domestic violence and she has conducted more than 300 sessions on domestic violence, elder abuse, and other community related issues.