Network events

Regional Staff Network events provide an opportunity for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander employees of the Victorian public sector to come together for shared learning experiences and networking in a culturally safe environment.

In 2022, Regional Staff Network events will resume as face-to-face workshops, operating out of the five regions and five metro areas across Victoria. 

In these free workshops you’ll learn cultural safety strategies to help in your work and daily life. You will be taught about tools that you can take into any workplace to enhance cultural safety. 

The workshops will run from 10am until 2.30pm and include a yarning circle so you can debrief, network, or just have a yarn. Refreshments and a light lunch are also included. 

To register for a workshop, click on the booking links below. 

Numbers for each workshop are limited – bookings are essential. Future sessions may be scheduled in response to demand. 

If you have any questions or require access adjustments to participate in any of the workshops listed below, please contact the Aboriginal Employment Unit on (03) 7004 7123 or

2022 event schedule

Note: Metro events will be scheduled later in the year 

Region   Location  Date 
Gippsland  Bairnsdale Wed 15 June 2022
Loddon Mallee Bendigo Thu 30 June 2022
Barwon South West Lorne Wed 20 July 2022
Loddon Mallee Mildura  Tue 2 August 2022
Hume Shepparton Thu 4 August 2022
Grampians Ballarat Tue 9 August 2022

Past events

Why we run Regional Staff Networks

Regional Staff Networks were established to bring together Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff living and/or working in a common region of Victoria.

The networks aim to:

  • identify local issues impacting Aboriginal employment
  • uncover learning and development opportunities
  • provide a forum for Aboriginal staff across different organisations and regions to network and enrich their experience
  • increase job satisfaction, cultural support and access to job-based support and resources

The long-term goal of the Regional Staff Network program is to develop a whole-of-sector network run by regional Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff, encouraging connection and collaboration across the state.