Network Meetings

VAADA coordinates a number of network meetings aimed at supporting and strengthening the work of key cohorts within the AOD sector.

The meetings also provide an opportunity for staff to share practice experience and network.

Current Network Meetings

The Emergency Department Clinical Liaison Addiction Network (EDCLAN) is a group of clinicians working in Emergency Departments around Victoria to improve the management of AOD-related presentations.

VAADA works with EDCLAN providing administrative support, coordinating meetings, organising professional development opportunities, and arranging opportunities for networking, practice sharing and relationship strengthening.

VAADA will continue to support EDCLAN with future work focused on navigating key reforms such as the decriminalisation of public drunkenness and implementation of recommendations from the Royal Commissions on Mental Health and Domestic and Family Violence.

For more information contact

James Petty – Project Officer Special Projects

Ph: 03 9412 5602


VAADA’s Family Violence AOD Community of Practice is a part of our Family Violence Project. It is an active network of clinicians, decision-makers and community leaders working within the AOD sector, who are keen to learn from and with each other.

COP members will receive regular updates on MARAM resourcing, education and employment opportunities, information packs, and invites to events designed around key work-based challenges and skill-sharing.

Join the Community of Practice


The network has a dual purpose to:

  • provide a supportive network for sex, sexuality and gender diverse workers in the AOD sector;
  • improve AOD services for sex, sexuality and gender diverse people.


The membership is comprised of Victorian AOD workers who identify as sex, sexuality and/or gender diverse. Workers are inclusive of those providing frontline services, management, administration and research.


To join the Sex, Sexuality and Gender Diverse AOD Worker Network, click here.