Listening Tour

In 2022 VCOSS and Neighborhood Houses Victoria embarked on a comprehensive, statewide ‘Listening Tour’.

The goal was to gauge Victorians’ experiences of the pandemic, and better understand what people want of our ‘post-COVID’ recovery.

We visited more than 12 locations, held online sessions and conducted targeted phone consultations.

Underpinning the tour was a desire to listen to ‘lesser-heard’ voices in the policy process. It was important people had the opportunity to share their experiences directly, in their own words, and in their safe and familiar spaces.

Deep consideration was given to power, safety and choice. As much as possible, the Listening Tour aimed to recognise power imbalances and inequality and provide choice for a diverse range of participants to engage in spaces that were safe.

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What’s your experience living through the COVID years? How do you feel about the future? Let us know.

VCOSS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country. We pay respect to Elders both past and present, and to emerging leaders. Our offices are located on the sovereign, unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.