Under this model the state is divided into four regions:
- North Eastern Region
- North Western Region
- South Eastern Region
- South Western Region
Schools, early childhood services and training organisations work with us via their local regional office. Within each region there are also a number of local area teams.
Use the map to find your closest regional office. Click on a marker for that office's contact details.
Regions and areas
Map of the region boundaries and list of the supporting local area teams.
Regions and their area teams
|North-Eastern Victoria||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, Glen Waverley, Seymour, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Wodonga
|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, Coburg, Greensborough, Mildura and Swan Hill
|South-Eastern Victoria||Southern Melbourne|
Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong
Bayside, Frankston, Glen Eira, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip, Stonnington
Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland
East Gippsland, Wellington
Cheltenham, Dandenong, Frankston, Leongatha, Moe, Sale and Warragul
|South-Western Victoria||Western Melbourne|
Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, 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
Ararat, Ballarat, Footscray, Geelong, Horsham, Keilor and Warrnambool
What regional offices do
Regional offices connect our 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.
Contact a regional office
Office locations: Department of Education
We have a central office in Melbourne, plus several regional offices across Victoria.
Reviewed 19 December 2022