Lay of the Land 2016

CISVic represents and supports a wide range of place-based member agencies across Victoria, who share the common goal of responding effectively to community need and wellbeing to assist the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Many Community Information and Support Services (CISS) receive a range of funding from federal, state and local government. Traditionally, local government provide a mix of in-kind and funding support to CISS as part of the broader community health and wellbeing and community development programs. As such, CISS enjoy a strong partnership with local government, based on shared goals and outcomes in responding to community need and wellbeing.

In the lead up to the Victorian council elections, we ask you to support The ‘Lay of the Land’ 2016 Campaign to strengthen CISS agencies in your community by asking for a commitment to continue to sustain and support CISS funding levels.

How you can help

If you are a volunteer in a CISVic member agency, or have accessed a CISVic member service, you can add your voice to our call for a strong and sustainable information and support service.

You can download a template letter and write to the Mayor and your local government representative to ask for their commitment to building a healthy and strong civil society. Simply click on your local council from the list below to download your letter to email to the Mayor.

Thank you for your support. Together we can all build a healthy, vibrant and strong community.

Local council

CISVic member agency in the area

Southern Metro Region

Bayside City Council Bayside Community Information & Support Service
Cardinia Shire Council Living Learnin Pakenham
Casey City Council Casey North Community Information & Support Service
Cranbourne Information & Support Service
Endeavour Ministries
Oz Assist
Frankston City Council Community Support Frankston
Glen Eira City Council Community Information Glen Eira
Greater Dandenong City Council South East Community Links - formerly Dandenong Community Advisory Bureau (DCAB), Springvale Community Aid & Advice Bureau (SCAAB) and Southern Ethnic Advisory & Advocacy Council (SEAAC)
Kingston City Council Chelsea Community Support Services
Mentone Community Assistance & Information Bureau
Make a difference DINGLEY VILLAGE
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Mornington Community Information & Support Centre
Southern Peninsula Community Support & Information Centre
Western Port Community Support
Port Phillip City Council Port Phillip Community Group
Stonnington City Council Prahran Citizens Advice Bureau

Eastern Metro

Boroonndara City Council Camcare
Knox City Council Knox Infolink
Manningham City Council Doncare
Information Warrandyte
Maroondah City Council Eastern Emergency Relief Network
Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau 
Monash City Council Monash Oakleigh Community Support & Information Service
Monash Waverley Community Information & Support Centre
Whitehorse City Council Box Hill Citizens Advice Bureau
UnitingCare East Burwood Centre
Yarra Ranges Shire Council Lilydale Assist
Healesville Interchurch Community Care 
LINC Churck Services Network Yarra Valley

North & Western Metro

Banyule City Council Banyule Support & Information Centre
North East Region Volunteer Resource Centre (Voluneers of Banyule)
Somali Australian Council of Victoria
Diamond Valley Community Support
Diamond Valley Foodshare
Darebin City Council Darebin Information, Volunteer and Resources Service
Hobsons Bay City Council Community Information Centre Hobsons Bay
Volunteer West
Moonee Valley City Council Essendon Citizens Advice Bureau
Moreland City Council Coburg Community Information Centre
Whittlesea City Council Whittlesea Community Connections
Wyndham City Council The Migrant Hub

Regional Victoria

Ballarat City Council United Way Ballarat Community Fund
Campaspe Shire Australia Help
Greater Bendigo City Council Bendigo Family and Financial Services
Bendigo Foodshare
Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre
The Gianna Centre
Greater Geelong City Council Volunteering Geelong
Greater Shepparton City Council Goulburn Valley Community Care & Emergency Relief
Horsham Regional Council Wimmera Information Network
Mildura Rural City Council Sunraysia Information & Referral Service
Moira Shire Council Cobram Citizens Advice Bureau
Mount Alexander Shire Council Mount Alexander Community Information Centre
South Gippsland Shire Council South Gippsland Citizens Advice Bureau