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One of the strengths of SLAV is its strong and active Branch structure.

When you join SLAV you also join one of 22 regional and metropolitan branches which meet regularly throughout the year.

Your local branch

  • gives you the opportunity to connect with peers in your region.
  • provides you with professional learning and collaborative opportunities.
  • gives you a voice through your local branch representative at SLAV Council meetings.

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Convenor: Melissa Dunley and Sharon Hayes

2021 Meetings

5 May 2021 AGM at Ballarat Grammar

9 June 2021 TBC

2020 AGM Branch Report (reporting on 2019)


Convenor: Sharon Wallace

2020 Meetings

2020 AGM Branch Report (reporting on 2019)

East Gippsland

Convenor: Jacinta Fleming

2020 Meetings


Convenor: Leonie Stephenson

2020 Meetings

2020 AGM Branch Report (reporting on 2019)

Goulburn Valley

Convenor: Del Price

2020 Meetings

La Trobe Valley

Convenor: Susan O’Malley

2021 Meetings

Term One - March 24

4.00pm at the Marion Centre,  Lavalla College.

Corner of Grubb Ave and Grey St.

Afternoon tea provided

We will discuss the CBCA notables list as well as make some promotional material for Library and Information Week in May.

2019 AGM Branch Report

Metro Central

Convenors:  Di Ruffles & Siobhan Roulston

2020 Meetings

Term One - Thursday 12th March

Venue: Carey Grammar School, Donvale Campus

Topic: Sharing strategies for promoting the school library to your community

2020 AGM Branch Report (reporting on 2019)

Metro Eastern

Convenors: Camilla Elliott, Head of Library and Digital Learning, Mazenod College,

Julie Pagliaro, Head of Libraries, St Kevin's College


2020 Meetings

Term One

Thursday 12th March

Wantirna Secondary College

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Swap & Share: What's being read in your school and how are you promoting it? Come and listen, bring examples to share, great chance to take away some ideas.

Term Two

CBCA Judge's Talk


Term Four

Thursday 5th November

Bucatini Restaurant, Mitcham


Professional dinner and chat

2020 AGM Branch Report (reporting on 2019)

Metro Northern

Convenor: Reina Phung or reiphu@yahoo.com

2021 Meetings

Term One: Hosted by Reina Phung
Meeting Link here

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021 4:30 pm | 50 minutes

Meeting number: 184 768 9096

Password: gJ4gWSGM29q (45449746 from video systems)

Metro Southern

Convenor: Robyn Stark 


Branch facebook page:


2020 Meetings

Term One: Thursday 12th March

Venue: Brighton Grammar School

2020 AGM Branch Report (reporting on 2019)

Metro Western

Convenors: Milena Gates and Hope Do

2021 Meetings

Term Two

June 9th Online Web at 3pm

Term Three

July 22nd CBCA Judges Talk

Term Four

November 10th @ Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

North East Region

Convenor: Cheryl Taylor

2020 Meetings

2019 AGM Branch Report


Co-convenors: Michelle Nye, Cassandra Cardamone, Tracy Ferguson & Carmel Byrne

Pakenham Branch

2021 Meetings

Download 2021 meeting flyer here

  • Term 1 Meeting – St Peters College on 19th March – Topic: Databases, Reading Programs and Library Design – Hosted by Joyce Sendeckyi
  • Term 2 Meeting –  26th May - Topic: Book Week Think Tank – Venue to be confirmed
  • Term 3 Meeting – 9th September - Topic: Graphic Novels & Zines – Venue to be confirmed
  • Term 4 Meeting – Bunjil Library on 17th November –Topic: End of Year Catch Up– Hosted by Tim Cushell


Convenor: Lynn Swannell

2021 Meetings

Term 1 – Mount Eliza Secondary College – 25 March

Term 2 – Farrell’s Bookshop – Wednesday 25 May 5.30-6.30pm (dinner afterwards tbc)

Term 3 – Online – CBCA Vic Judges Talk – Thursday 22 July (dinner in following week tbc)

Term 3 – John Paul College – Thursday 25 November (tbc)

2020 AGM Branch Report (reporting on 2019)

South Gippsland

2019 AGM Branch Report

South West Region

Convenor: Margaret Sinnott 

2020 Meetings

Term 1 2020 - Thursday 5th March at

Quorum Restaurant, 86 Kepler Street, Warrnambool


2020 AGM Branch Report (reporting on 2019)



West Gippsland




Primary Advisory Liaison

Ruth Woolven, Kew Primary School

Ruth represents the Primary sector on SLAVs Council and also convenes the Primary Advisory Committee.

FYI: the journal for the information professional. FYI is the quarterly print publication from the School Library Association of Victoria.
Synergy (ISSN 1448-5716) is published twice annually (May and October) by the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV).

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