VACCA is the lead Aboriginal child and family welfare organisation in Victoria, protecting and promoting the rights of Aboriginal children, young people, families and the community.

We provide programs and services to strengthen Aboriginal culture and encourage best parenting practices, and advise government in relation to child abuse and neglect in the Aboriginal community.


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02/04/2014 - News

Victorian Aboriginal Child and Family Welfare Service welcomes Renewal of National Partnership Agreement on Housing

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Social Services of a renewal of the National Partnership Agreement on Housing of $115 million for 2014-2015. The funding will enable the continuation of VACCA’s Leaving Care Services…

28/03/2014 - News

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency’s (VACCA) Response to the Victorian Government’s Five Year Out of Home Care Plan

The CEO of VACCA today released the following statement in response to the Government’s announcement earlier this week: VACCA is the leading Aboriginal organization in Victoria providing out of home care and other support services to Aboriginal children and families. We welcome the Victorian…

27/03/2014 - Media

Coalition plan a game-changer for young people in care

The Victorian Coalition Government has announced a new plan for Victoria’s out-of-home care services that will dramatically improve the lives of children and young people living in state care. Releasing the five-year plan today, Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge said it…

06/02/2014 - News

VACCA Receives grant from The Readings Foundation

VACCA is pleased to announce that we received a grant from the Readings Foundation to run our 2014 Books in Homes Program. The Books in Homes program aims to promote reading and a love of reading with Aboriginal children in care who…