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Grampians Region Social Work Practice Group

Contact Convenor

Johnson Mathew

Pictured right: View of mountain range at Reed Lookout, Mount Victory Road. Courtesy of Tourism Victoria.

Committee Members

Christina Sadowski
Kimberlea Cooper
Gabriel Douglas- Haynes
Sue Wylie


To provide support for social workers in the Grampians region to network and create a space for professional support and development. The group will align with the objectives and guidance as stated in the AASW By-Laws.


  • Promoting the social work profession within our region and AASW membership
  • Offering training and education opportunities for social workers in the Grampians region
  • Supporting social work students and social workers moving into this region
  • Exploring and facilitating social work networking opportunities
  • Providing active link with local universities and employers in providing support network for social workers
  • Media contact/liaison regarding social work issues in local community in consultation with ASSW Vic Branch
  • Following through and encouraging practice standards, supervision guidelines, feedback to BMC regarding local experiences and proposing changes as needed
  • Offering CPD activities and links with other human services organisations and other professional bodies and strengthening partnerships with them to promote the social work profession
  • Function as a peer group in which contemporary professional issues can be discussed
  • Plan, develop and feedback to AASW on a regular basis reflecting on activities that encourage development of the social work in the Grampians region
  • Advocate social work areas such as direct practice, research, social work education and across systems.


Open to all social workers in the Grampians Region (members and non-members of the AASW). No cost to join.

GRSWPG Membership Registration Form


The Practice Group will meet bi-monthly during the first 12-months.


22 November 2019
6.00 - 7,30pm, Social Dinner & Networking at Cubby Haus
Email to attend.

1 August 2019
Social Lunch & Networking, Golden City Hotel

1 May 2019
Social Lunch & Networking, Oscar's

5 June 2019
Supervision Training, Ballarat

6 March 2019
GRSWPG: Social Work Identity, Ethics, Accreditation and the Rural/Regional Context' Update
Federation University, Ballarat

27 November 2018
Reflections on Social Work Identity Seminar

21 August 2018
Social Work Credentialing Seminar and Trivia Night

22 May 2018
Practice Group Launch

About the Grampians Region

The GRSWPG includes the municipalities of Ballarat, Ararat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moorabool, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack.

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Contact the Victorian Branch

Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne

PO Box 2008
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville Vic 3050

Phone: 03 9320 1012

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers