Community Links

9 March 2017

Keen to live & study overseas?

Discover the world as a WEP exchange student. Return with memories and skills for life. See WEP newsletter below for more information.


Kilmore Art Showart

Call for entries Painting, Photography and Wearable Art – ‘Scarves’. Entries Close - Friday 10 March

Art Expo Hours: 10am – 5pm Saturday 8 April & 10am – 4pm Sunday 9 April

Opening & Awards Night: Friday 7 April from 6.30pm. Awards presented 7.30pm.

Entries close on Friday 10 March. Entry Form and Information Phone (03) 5782 1630


Could you be a permanent care parent?

There are a number of children supported by the Department of Health & Human Services who require a family for life as they are unable to live with their birth families. We are seeking committed and motivated people who would be interested in learning more about providing a permanent family for a child.

Assistance payments are made to the Permanent Care family to assist with the day to day expenses of caring for a child/young person. Assistance payments are considered to be a reimbursement for expenses and not an earned income.

We are also keen to speak with families who are particularly interested in caring for childrefamilyn aged between 5 and 10 years.

Information sessions are being held on:

  • Tuesday March 28 2017 at 6pm at the Department of Health & Human Services, 43-47 Rowan Street, Wangaratta; and
  • Thursday March  30 2017 at 6pm at the Department of Health & Human Services, 163-167 Welsford Street, Shepparton.

Bookings not essential. For further information please contact: Adoption & Permanent Care Program on tel  5832 1500.


Volunteers needed at Children First Foundation

Children First depends on volunteers - meet new people, learn new skills, see behind the scenes and help make your Children First experience one to remember. For more information please contact Anne Esposito - CFF Volunteer Coordinator on tel: 9329 4822, email or visit