​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We use a regional model to deliver education services across the state. Under this model the state is divided into four regions:

  • North eastern
  • North western
  • South eastern
  • South western Victoria.

Schools, early childhood services and training organisations work with the Department via their local regional office. Within each region there are also a number of local area teams which are listed below.

To contact a regional office, see Our office locations.

Region map

Use the map below to find your closest regional office. Click on a marker for that office's contact details. A downloadable map also available below.

Region boundaries can be found in the map and table below.

Table of regions and their area teams
​​Region​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

Ovens Murray
Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga


Benalla, Glen Waverley, Seymour, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Wodonga​

​North-Western VictoriaNorth Eastern Melbourne
Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Yarra

Hume Moreland
Hume, Moreland

Loddon Campaspe
Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander

Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura, Swan Hill

Bendigo, Coburg, Greensborough, Mildura and Swan Hill

​South-Eastern VictoriaSouthern Melbourne Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong

Bayside Peninsula
Bayside, Frankston, Glen Eira, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip, Stonnington

Inner Gippsland
Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland

Outer Gippsland
East Gippsland, Wellington

Cheltenham, Dandenong, Frankston, Leongatha, Moe, Sale and Warragul

​South-Western VictoriaWestern Melbourne
Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Moonee Valley, Wyndham

Brimbank Melton
Brimbank, Melton

Central Highlands
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 the Department’s 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

For contact information, see Our office locations.