Establishing partnerships

These guides from the Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) provide information, tools and resources for professionals that want to partner with other organisations to deliver a joint activity, program, project or service.. They examine the three stages of partnering: preparing to partner; commencing the partnership; and, sustaining the partnership, and provide a step-by-step guide for professionals at each stage. It is anticipated that these resources will further strengthen and support partnerships across Victoria and provide an overview of governance, partnership models and leadership.

Please feel free to download these guides and distribute them within your organisation and/or partnership:

The guides also reference the VicHealth Partnerships Analysis Tool, which can be found HERE


Developing interagency protocols and service agreements

Interagency agreements are documents that outline the agreed responsibilities, terms and conditions of separate agencies entering into collaboration. They may include service agreements, protocols or Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs).The Community Door website provides more information about these documents and what they should entail to best serve the partnership:  

 For more information on MOUs, Click HERE

You can also find more information regarding partnerships on the
Community Door website