Media enquiries

VCOSS works with the media to tell the stories of people doing it tough, highlight the causes and effects of poverty, and present common sense policies for a better and fairer Victoria.

Media enquiries should be directed to

Ryan Sheales
VCOSS Communications manager
+61 418 127 153
+61 3 9235 1006

VCOSS is represented in the media by the Chief Executive Officer Emma King.


Media releases

Click here to view all recent VCOSS media releases and public statements.


Case studies

People experiencing poverty and disadvantage can be extremely vulnerable. Sometimes the last thing they wish to do is engage with the media. As a peak body, VCOSS is also often not well placed to facilitate requests for case studies.

If we cannot locate a case study directly we will put you in touch with frontline service organisations which can.



These high-resolution images of Ms King are for use by news organisations only.


Broadcast (sim-sats)

VCOSS is equipped to professionally record video and audio on your behalf, using a Canon 70D or Lumix GH4 and Rode microphones.

You ask the questions over the phone, we’ll capture the responses and send you the raw file.

We guarantee a clean and professional shot, without any ugly logos or watermarks.


Student media

VCOSS loves supporting emerging journalists.

But sometimes we don’t have the time or resources to respond to enquiries from student publications.

Don’t take it personally. Please detail your enquiry using this form and we’ll come back to you.