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Ovens Murray

Our partners

The Ovens Murray Children and Youth Area Partnership unites leaders from government, local services and community.



  • Alpine Shire Council
  • Benalla Rural City
  • Commonwealth Department of Human Services
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Justice
  • Indigo Shire Council
  • Mansfield Shire Council
  • Rural City of Wangaratta
  • Towong Shire Council
  • Victoria Police
  • Wodonga City Council

Community and local services

  • Aboriginal Community Representative
  • Benalla P 12
  • Child First Alliance
  • Community Representatives
  • Family Violence Alliance
  • Gateway Health

We are grateful for the work of the following existing placed based groups, services, local organisations and businesses that support our children.

  • Advancing Benalla
  • AFL North East
  • Better Communities for Children Leadership Network Mansfield
  • Communities that Care Alpine
  • Junction Support Services
  • Let’s Learn Together Wangaratta
  • Local Learning and Employment Networks
  • Maternal Health Services
  • Neighbourhood Houses
  • Placed based school networks
  • Primary Care Partnerships
  • Sport North East
  • The Centre (Adult Education) Employment services
  • Women’s Health

We are leveraging and supporting the activities of existing placed-based partnerships and assisting the development of new placed-based groups to align work across the area.

Our Steering Group embraces the following principles when supporting pre-existing place-based efforts in our area:

  • Support placed-based efforts to develop a deep understanding of problems
  • Adapt to their local context and identify key strategies
  • Provide consistent data
  • Encourage innovation
  • Engage the community towards a shared vision for children
  • Focus on system wide change
  • Develop adaptive leadership locally