Victoria Legal Aid

Collaborative Planning Committee

The Collaborative Planning Committee promotes collaboration in pursuit of the strategic priorities of the legal assistance sector.

The Collaborative Planning Committee is a forum for senior representatives across the legal-assistance sector. It promotes collaboration, transparency and effectiveness.

The committee started in May 2019 following the introduction of the Access to Justice reforms. The aim was to provide evidence-based advice to the Victoria Legal Aid Board about legal needs and the legal-assistance sector. It established a new purpose from September 2023 – to pursue common strategic priorities and focus on collaboration, transparency and effectiveness within the legal assistance sector.

Who is in the committee?

The committee may extend membership to senior representatives from other organisations, and invite other participants to inform and enrich discussions.

What does the committee do?

The committee has high-level discussions that commit organisations to:

  • contributing to sector planning initiatives
  • providing advice or sector-wide perspectives on key issues and collaboration on policy positions
  • supporting the principle of self-determination in the committee’s work with Aboriginal community controlled organisations and promote greater cultural safety within mainstream services and activities
  • supporting the sharing of information, including qualitative and quantitative data, to improve insight and service planning.

Summaries of committee meetings







More information

For more information, contact Secretariat Angela Overmars at

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Reviewed 19 March 2024

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