Southern Metropolitian Region Integrated Family Violence Executive Committee


The Southern Metropolitan Region Integrated Family Violence Executive Committee works to implement the Victorian Government’s family violence reform agenda in the Bayside Peninsula and Southern Melbourne areas. This is achieved through:

  • Providing strategic leadership for the two area Partnerships
  • Facilitating collaboration and integration between the two area Partnerships
  • Contributing to discussions on positions and practice in family violence to influence policy and legislation and,
  • Advocating to Government


The Executive Committee members work strategically across the region to:

  • Set the strategic priorities for the Region to meet the Governments’ reform agenda
  • Identify Regional issues, risks, demand and service gaps
  • Make decisions on what needs to be addresses informed by good data
  • Have a unified voice for the two Partnerships and to advocate and influence on their behalf
  • Identify commonalities and drive consistent, strategic, joined up approaches where appropriate
  • Represent sub- sector interests at the Regional level and,
  • Be accountable for the Partnerships

Members of the Executive

  • Members of the Executive Committee represent signatory agencies of the two sub-regional partnerships.
  • Family Violence specialist members
  • Women’s & Children’s
  • Housing
  • Men’s Programs
  • Victoria Police
  • Chairs of the sub-regional partnerships
  • Auspice agencies for the RICs
  • Department of Health & Human Services


Bayside Peninsula region
Southern Melbourne region

Regional Integration Coordinators – The Regional Integration Coordinator (RIC) provides leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring of the integrated approach to family violence in the Bayside Peninsula Area. The RIC works with the BP IFV Partnership to undertake the following tasks related to regional integration: Act as a conduit for communication and information flow within the regional/sub-regional partnerships, as well as with other key service sectors.

  • Convene and support regional networks and groups
  • Act as a regional contact point for joint professional development and training initiatives
  • Act as a coordination point for relevant state-wide initiatives.