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Victorian Branch

Branch Overview

Promoting professional excellence and social justice since 1946!

The Victorian Branch is a dynamic and active branch with over 4,000 members, managed by a voluntary Branch Management Committee (BMC) elected by the membership.

We host a range of workshops, webinars, and events throughout the year as do our active Practice Groups.

We work closely with our many committees, sub-committees and working groups to support Victorian members.

We are actively involved in responding to critical social justice issues, developing policy submissions and advocating for Victorian social workers.

There are many ways to get involved - we welcome your engagement!

We invite you to contact us via phone or email.

Branch Spotlight

Meet the new Victorian Branch President

Martin P Butler Scholarship now open

Rural Social Work Conference 2023

Expressions of Interest for the BMC

Meet the new VIC Branch President - Martin P Butler

Martin offers his education and work history information:  Introducing Martin

VIC Rural and Remote Social Workers Practice Group  
Martin P Butler Scholarship 

The Martin P Butler Rural Social Work Scholarship 2023 is an opportunity for social work students studying at a Victorian based University to improve rural social work practice.  The scholarship aims to support a student in their rural social work placement and is open for applications, closing 31 March 2023    Apply for Scholarship

Making A Difference: Connections & Partnerships - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Rural Social Workers Action Practice Group (RSWAPG)

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th August 2023  |  Albury Entertainment Centre

Have you ever sat in with a group of rural social workers and commenced a discussion and particular themes begin to emerge?  The shared theoretical knowledge at that first gathering forming a framework - then the application of shared wisdom, intelligence that helps to move it beyond just a concept to actually making a difference possible in practice? We want to capture this at our rural social work conference in 2023.  So stop, breathe and take the time to reflect on your work practices which have had significant and widespread positive influences within our rural and remote communities. There will be many that have occurred since our last gathering in Horsham. 

This place of meeting will provide many opportunities to unwrap, celebrate and share our stories of making a difference.  Indeed, this conference is about the importance of local knowledge and relationships, appreciating the foot print we leave within communities and understanding that connections and partnerships are vital to our ability to make a difference.  


An invitation is extended for submission of abstracts or posters.  Please consider submissions in the light of the following question: What skills/knowledge will participants gain as a result of this presentation or poster?  How does your presentation demonstrate / relate to the theme of making a difference; connections and partnerships.

Presentations will be for 40 minutes (inclusive of question time).

Abstracts close: Friday  31st March 2023.   You will be notified of the outcome of your application after 7th April 2023.

The abstract  - download abstract information - must be submitted as a word document via email to: Metaxia Tsoukatos ([email protected]).


Presenters are required to officially register for either the day of their presentation or for the whole conference.

If you require further information please contact Metaxia Tsoukatos or Martin P Butler.

Seeking Expressions of Interest for the Branch Management Committee and Branch Sub-committees

If you have 6-8 hours a month to spare and are passionate about social work in your state/territory perhaps you would like to consider joining the VIC Branch Management Committee (BMC).  Not only are you able to give back to your profession but you could also help shape the activities of your local Branch to provide advocacy for, and professional networking opportunities to members. 

The BMC is currently seeking members for 1 and 2 year terms 

If you are interested in learning more you can email AASW Branch Services through Georgie Bosch, Office Coordinator:  [email protected] 


The Victorian Branch sub-committees provide a means to assist the Branch Management Committee (BMC) in the development and execution of key governance responsibilities. 

Various positions are available on the following Sub-committees:

  •  Reconciliation Action Plan Sub-committee
  •  Social Policy Sub-committee
  •  Professional Identity and Events Sub-committee
  •  Practice Groups Sub-committee

If you would like to talk further about these opportunities please feel welcome to contact the Victorian Branch via email: [email protected] or phone on 9320 1000.


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Contact the Victorian Branch

Victorian Branch Services Coordinator
(Monday to Friday)

Ph: 03 9320 1000 or 1800 630 124 (toll free alternative)
E: [email protected]

Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne

PO Box 2008
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville Vic 3050

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