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About us

The Mallee Children and Youth Area Partnership aims to ensure all children and young people in our region can live safe from harm and have every opportunity to live happy, healthy and successful lives.

The Mallee Children and Youth Area Partnership is located in the North West region of Victoria and works across four local government areas including:

  • Buloke Shire Council
  • Ganawarra Shire Council
  • Mildura Rural City Council
  • Swan Hill Rural City Council

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We are part of a Victorian whole-of-government collective impact initiative, a partnership with government, service providers, community and business to work better together to support our vulnerable children and young people, and their families.

Collective Impact

Who is involved

The Area Partnership is led by a Steering Group that includes leaders from 25 local agencies, including government (Victoria, local and Commonwealth), community and local services.

The partnership takes a place-based approach, building on existing partnerships working in local communities to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.  We work with:

The Steering Group meets regularly to discuss the learnings from the work carried out to date, to determine strategic opportunities and to identify measures that will help us meet our goals.

Our Co-Chairs are:

  • Glenis Beaumont, Area Director, Mallee, Department of Health and Human Services; and
  • Jane Maine, Area Director, Mallee, Department of Education and Training.

Our Principal Advisor is Cath Murphy.

Our partners

The Mallee  Children and Youth Area Partnership operates across the land of the Lattji Lattji, Barkinji, Wemba Wemba, Dja Dja Wurrung, Barengi Gadjin, Wadi Wadi and Barapa Barapa Aboriginal people.

We acknowledge their Elders past and present and their continuing connection to their Country. We acknowledge the important place of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live in our area as the first people of Australia.

We are proud to welcome people from all cultural, religious and language backgrounds as part of our community.