Community Indicators Victoria

Active Project? No
Year Project Began: 2007
Year of Last Input: 2017
Last Updated: Jul 31 2017
Project Location:
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
McCaughey Centre, University of Melbourne
Type of Organization:
Educational Organization

Geographic Scope

Municipality, State/Province

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Children & Youth, Civic Engagement, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Happiness, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Other, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation


This project is no longer active, having ceased in 2017.

Community Indicators Victoria aims to support the development and use of local community wellbeing indicators in Victoria, Australia, with the purpose of improving citizen engagement, community planning and policy making. Community Indicators Victoria presents data and reports on the wellbeing of Victorians using an integrated set of community wellbeing indicators. These indicators include a broad range of measures designed to identify and communicate economic, social, environmental, democratic and cultural trends and outcomes.

The objectives of Community Indicators Victoria are to:

•provide a sustainable mechanism for the collation, analysis and distribution of local community wellbeing indicator trend data across Victoria,
•be a resource centre supporting the development and use of local community wellbeing indicators by local governments and their communities, and
•contribute to national and international policy research on the development and use of local community wellbeing indicators as a basis for improving community engagement, community planning and policy making.

On December 31st 2016, CIV staff and the McCaughey Unit Place, Health and Liveability research program moved to the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. In January 2017 is has become the Healthy Liveable Cities Research Program under the Directorship of Professor Billie Giles-Corti. At the request of the School of Population and Global Health the CIV website will remain online until 30/6/17 but without any data updates, data support, training, research or capacity building services.

A new indicator system will be launched within the Healthy Liveable Cities research program at RMIT University in 2017 expanding the services currently provided by CIV. Dr Melanie Davern and colleagues will continue to support liveability research, applied indicator consultancy research, Results Based Accountability training and other consultancy research projects at RMIT from January 1st 2017.

Project URL

Reporting Format

Interactive Online Display, Other

Awards & Accomplishments:

2012 CIC Impact Award

Project Contact:

Melanie Davern
University of Melbourne - Educational Organization
Carlton Victoria Australia

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