The Department uses a regional model to deliver education services across the state. Under this model the state is divided into four regions: North-Eastern, North-Western, South-Eastern and South-Western Victoria.
Schools, early childhood services and training organisations work with the Department via their local regional office. Within each region there are also a number of local Area teams which are outlined below.
To contact a regional office, see:
Contact Us - Regions
Which region am I in?
Region boundaries can be found in the map and table below.
Inner Eastern Melbourne
Boroondara, Manningham, Monash, Whitehorse
Outer Eastern Melbourne
Knox, Maroondah, Yarra Ranges
Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie
Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga
Benalla and Glen Waverley
|North-Western Victoria||North Eastern Melbourne
Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Yarra
Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander
Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura, Swan Hill
Bendigo and Coburg
|South-Eastern Victoria||Southern Melbourne Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong
Frankston, Glen Eira, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip, Stonnington
Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland
East Gippsland, Wellington
Dandenong and Moe
|South-Western Victoria||Western Melbourne|
Hobsons Bay, Maribrynong, Melbourne, Moonee Valley, Wyndham
Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool, Pyrenees
Colac Otway, Greater Geelong, Queenscliffe, Surf Coast
Wimmera South West Area
Corangamite, Glenelg, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moyne, Northern Grampians, Southern Grampians, Warrnambool, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack
Ballarat, Footscray, Geelong, Horsham and Warrnambool
What do regional offices do?
Regional offices connect the Department’s central office and our service providers, ensuring that policy intent and outcomes are delivered on-the-ground.
The offices include a number of Area teams who work with the local community. Through these teams, schools, early childhood services, vocational education services, learners and their families have access to a range of experts for advice and support.
Regions can provide support around:
- Improving the health, wellbeing and development outcomes of children, young people and adult learners, with a focus on the vulnerable
- Disability, nursing and specialist children’s services
- Koorie engagement
- Funding and oversight of early childhood services
- Operational health and safety for education and early childhood providers.
- School improvement
- Program planning and implementation, such as the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes
- Emergency management
- Workforce development
- Regional financial management
Area teams facilitate local networks, develop partnerships to support successful transitions between ages and stages of the learning continuum, and encourage collective responsibility for all learners in the community.
Area teams receive additional support from two regional Divisions — Early Childhood and School Support Division and School Improvement Division — both of which will provide strategic support to implement priority early childhood and school education policy and reform projects.
Creating the regional model
Our current regional model commenced on 1 March 2016. In developing a regional vision for the Education State, the Department embarked on an extensive consultation process,
Strengthening regional relationships and support, where we heard the voices and perspectives of stakeholders from right across the education sector.
For more information and to read the consultation report, see:
Strengthening Regional Support
Contact a regional office
For contact information, see:
Contact Us - Regions