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Date:        Wednesday 8 November 2023

Time:       4.00-6.00pm

Venue:     Rendezvous Hotel, President’s Room, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Register: and select if you prefer to

Victoria’s base carer allowance for level 1 (age group 0-7) is the lowest of any state/territory in the table (see summary below in Table 1) Victoria’s first age payment range is widest of any jurisdiction (0-7). This means that Victorian carers have to wait until a child turns 8 before they get an

Message from Annette Lancy, Acting Deputy Secretary; Children and Families


I’m pleased to advise you on the key investments for child protection and family services in the 2023/24 Victorian Budget, announced by the Treasurer on Tuesday 23 May 2023.

Firstly, I would like to

Training opportunities

As a carer you play such an important part in keeping the child in your home safe and giving them opportunity to thrive. Carer KaFÉ are committed to ensuring our carers are informed, supported, valued, and respected. Through the transition of Carer KaFÉ we are continuing to

PCA Families commissioned a review of the current state of permanent care and adoption in Victoria to understand:

Why children in out-of-home care are not moving to stable, permanent arrangements in a timely manner when they are unable to be re-unified with birth parents; The consequences for