Service networks

Networks support practitioners, organisations, and groups with a shared focus to connect with one another. Networks help to build partnerships, relationships, referral pathways and peer support.

Networks also help to gain visibility of what services and resources are available locally, while also identifying service gaps.

Council coordinates and supports a number of local networks.

Community Support & Services Network (CSSN)

Quarterly networking meeting open to all organisations and groups that deliver community services in Hepburn Shire. Community services may be provided by Federal, State or Local Government or by charity, social enterprise or not for profit organisations. Local community groups may also be providing place-based services where service gaps exist, and local expertise is required. ‘Community services’ are defined as “services that offer support to the public by way of information, advice, practical help, or a combination of services.”

Organisations may participate in both the Community Support & Services Network (CSSN) and specialist networks listed below.

Terms of Reference(DOCX, 124KB)


Hepburn Shire Family Violence Service Network

Bi-monthly meetings for clinicians and other professionals who work directly with Hepburn Shire residents that have been affected by family violence.

Terms of Reference(DOCX, 855KB) 


Hepburn Engaging Youth (HEY) Network

Quarterly networking meeting for professionals who work directly with young people in Hepburn Shire.