Divisional Carer Advisory Groups

CAG May17


There are around 50 carers across the state who are members of four Divisional Carer Advisory Groups, established to improve the lines of communication between carers, community service organisations and DHHS. 


The Carer Advisory Groups (CAGs), now in their third year of operation, met at the Carer Advisory Group Forum on 23 March 2018. The forum was attended by Jenny Mikakos, MP, Minister for Children and Families, Minister for Early Childhood Education and Minister for Youth Affairs.  


The forum provided a great opportunity for carers and carer representatives to contribute to the future design of the children and families services system in Victoria. Divisional CAGs shared updates on their activities and progress. They also discussed the challenges carers are facing and how CAGs can help to address these challenges. CAGs also spent time on developing their local area plans for 2018, focusing on strengthening and supporting carers at the local level.


Click here to read the full July 2018 CAG update


CAG Terms of Reference

Information for Carers

Expression of Interest Form


For further information on Carer Advisory Groups please contact the divisional representative at Department of Health and Human Services:

North  - Noel Buckley  |  t. 03 9412 5382  |  m. 0427 336 891  |  e. noel.buckley@dhhs.vic.gov.au  

East– Ashley Malpass  |  t. 02 6055 7778 | m. 0400 977 691 | e. Ashley.Malpass@dhhs.vic.gov.au

South – Michele McElroy  |  t. 03 5144 9100  |  m. 0438 018 495  |  e.  Michele.McElroy@dhhs.vic.gov.au

West – Jo Tomlins |  t. 03 8397 1932 |  e. jo.tomlins@dhhs.vic.gov.au 


History of updates

August 2017 CAG Updates

May 2017 CAG Updates

January 2017 CAG updates

2016 CAG Updates