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About us

The Loddon Children and Youth Area Partnership drives collective effort to support vulnerable families and create better outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care.

The Loddon Children and Youth Area Partnership is located in Central Victoria and is comprised of six local governments:

  • Campaspe Shire Council
  • Central Goldfields Shire Council
  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • Loddon Shire Council
  • Macedon Ranges Shire Council
  • Mount Alexander Shire Council

We are part of a Victorian whole-of-government collective impact initiative, a partnership with government, service providers, community and business to work better together to support our vulnerable children and young people, and their families.

Collective impact

Who is involved

The Partnership is led by a leadership group from 25 local agencies, including Victorian, local and commonwealth government, community and local services. This leadership group has senior representation from across education, health, community health, mental health, alcohol and other drug support, family violence services, youth partnerships, child protection, Victoria Police and early years services. 

Our leadership group

Our partners


The Loddon Children and Youth Area Partnership operates across the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Yorta Yorta, Taungurung and Wurundjeri people. We acknowledge their Elders past and present and their continuing connection to their Country. We acknowledge the important place of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live in our area as the first people of Australia.

We are proud to welcome people from all cultural, religious and language backgrounds as part of our community.