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Victorian Branch Annual Members Meeting 2018

Event Details
Date: 25th October 2018
Time: 5:30 to 8pm
Venue: AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 2.5 hrs


Organiser: AASW Vic Branch

Enquiries: Rosanna Di Grazia
Ph: 03 9320 1012

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You are invited to attend the 2018 Annual Members Meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers. All members are invited to attend and vote. There are currently a number of vacancies on the Committee.


View Annual Members Meeting Agenda

Guest speaker

We are delighted to advise that our Guest Speaker is Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the Council to Homeless Persons.

Topic: Homelessness and Policy Advocacy in Australia and Victoria

Jenny’s professional life has been dedicated to the public sector. This includes 25 years in leadership and management roles in policy, management, government, in training and service delivery, and in health, mental health, community health and community sectors.

Jenny joined the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) in 2011, following her role as General Manager Medical Services at St Vincent’s in Fitzroy. There her responsibilities included emergency demand, addiction medicine, correctional health and mental health.

Jenny began her career as a social worker and family therapist. She has since completed a Master’s degree in social work and a Master’s qualification in public policy and management. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has considerable experience as a Board director of community sector agencies and she is currently Chair of Homelessness Australia.

Across her career, Jenny has partnered with colleagues to author a number of papers published in refereed journals. These include the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, Australian Social Work and The British Journal of Psychiatry.

Jenny is passionate about applying her skills and experience to ending homelessness and about working in partnership with those who have experienced homelessness, the specialist homelessness sector, public sector providers, government and the philanthropic and corporate communities.


AASW Melbourne Office
Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Our venue is close to Flemington Road and near the Royal Women's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals.

Please note: We recommend travelling via public transport if possible. Our office is close to the CBD and a short walk from the Haymarket Walk/Elizabeth Street tram stop (trams 19 & 59) and the Grattan Street tram stop (trams 55 & 59). Parking in the area is generally on-street, metered parking and is limited. There are limited 2 hour free street parking spaces nearby in Courtney Street or metered 4 hour parking in Blackwood Street, Howard Street and surrounds. Road works are in progress on Blackwood St and nearby streets.

The Blackwood St Car Park (located on the ground level the AASW is located in) is currently offering a $9 flat rate per day per exit between 7:30am to 7:30pm. The car park accommodates up to 200 cars. You need to book online prior to arrival at Blackwood St Car Park.

There is also a parking facility at the VCCC Building that offers safe car parking every day of the week from 6:00am to 9:00pm ($30 per day). More information available here.

There are facilities available outside the building to lock bikes.


Registration is FREE to all.

If you are a member, please login using your membership number.

2.5 CPD hours. Category 3: Professional Identity - attending an AASW event.

If you live in a rural or remote area and would like to participate by webinar please register online and tick the 'attend by webinar option'. A Gotowebinar link will be emailed to you prior to the seminar. Please phone 9320 1012 or email if you have any questions around this.

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