COVID-19 update:

On Sunday 6 September 2020, the Premier announced Victoria’s COVID-19 roadmap to reopening. Many of the Stage 4 restrictions remain in place but there have been some slight changes. Find out more here.

How we advocate for our community

Our advocacy campaigns are based on policy and strategy positions that are supported by evidence and data.

We will;

  • make representations to State and Federal government Ministers.
  • regularly meet with and make representations to local Members of Parliament.
  • actively engage with local and state media.
  • actively engage with and make representations to all candidates participating in State and/or Federal election processes.
  • broker partnerships and strategic alliances with other local and regional organisations.
  • submit grant applications to secure funding to deliver priority projects and program delivery.
  • actively participate in peak governing organisations and their advocacy efforts, including the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and Victorian Local Governance Association.
  • work and partner with State Government authorities to influence policy, legislation and standards, including the Department of Planning and Infrastructure; VicRoads; Department of Health and Human Services; Department of Education; and the Environment Protection Authority.