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Victorian Social Work Practice Groups

Practice Groups a forum for social workers operating in different areas of practice or in specific regions to:

  • meet and share common practice issues and knowledge;
  • promote and provide expertise within the group, to the AASW, and the wider community;
  • develop and provide workshop, symposia and other functions.

The Victorian Branch have a number of very active Practice Groups. If you are interested in getting involved in an existing Practice Group, you are invited to contact the Practice Group Convenor/s directly via the contact details outlined on each Practice Group website page listed below.

Join an Existing Practice Group

The Victorian Branch auspices sixteen Practice Groups.

Each group has a voluntary Convenor who is an AASW member and each group has their own page.

Members and non-members are welcome to participate in these groups but it's important to register your attendance for meetings and events so that we can can send you the most up-to-date information, any zoom details, and we also automatically record any associated CPD hours to your CPD log!

See our Events Calendar to register to attend an upcoming meeting or event

Here are our Practice groups:

Barwon Social Work Practice Group (BSWPG)

Grampians Region Social Work Practice Group (GRSWPG)

Green Social Work Network (GSWN)

Health and Mental Health Clinical Placement Field Education Practice Group (MHPFEPG)

Health Social Work Directors Group (HSWDG)

Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group (IFSWPG)

Rural Social Work Action Practice Group (RSWAPG)

School Social Work Practice Group (SSWPG)

Social Work Education Practice Group (SWEPG)

Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group (SWYMPG)

Victorian Mental Health Social Workers (VMHSW)

Victorian Social Workers in Private Practice (VSWPP) - this PG is currently not active - if interested in convening or for the group to resume, please contact the Victorian Branch -

Start a New Practice Group

We welcome applications from AASW members to establish a new Practice Group at any time.

There are minimum requirements that need to be met to establish a group and groups need to complete an application form and develop a Terms of Reference specific to their proposed group.

There are also guidelines for the operation of these groups.

The Victorian Branch Management Committee (BMC) makes decisions regarding applications to establish a new Practice Group, and also provides oversight of the work of the Practice Group.

The Victorian Branch provides ongoing support to Convenors and Practice Groups.

If you are keen to explore the possibility of starting a new group, make contact at the Victorian Branch via email or phone on 9320 1000.


Contact the Victorian Branch

Victorian Branch Services Coordinator
(Monday to Friday)

Ph: 03 9320 1000 or 1800 630 124 (toll free alternative)

Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne

PO Box 2008
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville Vic 3050

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