Divisional Carer Advisory Groups

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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. 


CAG Terms of Reference

Information for Carers

Expression of Interest form


For further information on Carer Advisory Groups please contact the convenors in your region:

North  - Dr Heather Pearce  |  t. 9412 5382 | e. heather.pearce@dhhs.vic.gov.au

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

South – Michelle McElroy  |  t. 03 5144 9100 | m. 0438018495 | e. Michele.McElroy@dhhs.vic.gov.au

West – Sandie Mitchell  |  t. 9275 7145 | m. 0408 035 800 | e. sandie.mitchell@dhhs.vic.gov.au



Carer Advisory Group updates January 2017

The Carer Advisory Groups in each division met four times in 2016 and are working to action plans created by the groups. These updates are a snapshot of progress to enable all Victorian kinship and foster carers to be informed of what the groups are working on. You are welcome to contact the Carer Advisory Group in your division if you have a suggestion for the group to consider.


As the Carer Advisory Groups commence their second year, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all carers, agencies and departmental staff involved for their commitment to making a difference in the kinship and foster carer experience. Expressions of interest to join your divisional group in July 2017 close 31 March 2017. See above form to apply.


To see January 2017 updates for each group please click here.


To see previous 2016 updates please click here.