Community Agents of Sustainability Network

The Community Agents of Sustainability Network (CAOS) links members from organisations that align with community development principles working in community groups, not for profit organisations and government agencies.

The network has over 800 members within the Geelong Region. They aim to:

  • Facilitate the community capacity to participate, lead and socialise locally through sharing of information on current services, trends, good practice, and activities relevant to community development.

  • To increase collaboration between network members to minimise duplication, form partnerships and share understandings of community need.
  • Provide information on the role of community development for an inclusive, diverse, healthy and sustainable communities and reduce barriers for community members to participate in community programs.
  • Provide opportunities for professional development and learning through workshops to support the local community development workforce to be agile and respond to community need equitably.

Join the CAOS network

Membership Benefits

Network Meetings & Professional Development

The network meets 5 times per year where members can actively participate in meetings by presenting their projects and activities, raise relevant issues and network with a broad range of not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and community groups.

The CAOS network offers professional development activities around community development and community building practices

Fortnightly newsletter

Receive a fortnightly CAOS newsletter which provides all members the opportunity to promote their projects, programs and events, share recent research, and provide upcoming professional development sessions.


The CAOS network is working in partnership with Inclusion Network (Wellways), and in collaboration with the Exploring Barwon network

Page last updated: Wednesday, 2 March 2022