Currently, there are only four reasons to leave home in Moorabool: for food and essential supplies; for study or work; for care and healthcare; and for exercise or outdoor recreation.

Prevention of Violence and Gender Equity

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Gender-based violence is preventable. Moorabool Shire Council aims to become an active leader in preventing violence against women and children by creating a safe, respectful, inclusive, and equitable community, allowing all women and children to enjoy their lives free from the threat of violence. View our Leadership Statement for the Prevention of Violence Against Women here. 


Moorabool Shire Council are a signatory to the Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Alliance within the Grampians Region.

To learn more about the CoRE Alliance or to become a member organisation go to CoRE


16 Days of Activism

Moorabool Shire Council supports and promotes the 16 Days of Activism. For more information regarding the 16 Days of Activism go to


Support and Advice


WRISC Family Violence Support – Support, advocacy, court support, housing and case management .                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 205 Dana Street, Ballarat

(03) 5333 3666                                                                                                                               


Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre - Victoria’s statewide response service for women, young people and children experiencing family violence.                                                                                                                                                                         

1800 015 188


Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Telephone support, information and referral to services to assist people who have experienced family violence.

(03) 8346 5200, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

Supportive online information to help people who have experienced family violence.

Training courses for professionals to improve their skills in supporting survivors of violence.

Information about services in the Central Highlands Region  -


Men’s Referral Service Helpline - For men with anger, relationship or parenting issues. For others who are experiencing violence or controlling behaviour by men.                                                                                  

1300 766 491


Child Protection Victoria – Targeting children and young people at risk of harm or where families are unable or unwilling to protect them.                                                                                   

1800 075 599                                                                                                                                      

After hours – 131 278


Child First – Ensuring vulnerable and at risk children, young people and families are linked to services.                                                                                                                                              

1300 783 341


Child Safe Standards

The Child Safe Standards exist to prevent abuse. Complying with them will help you ensure the children your organisation works with are kept physically, emotionally and culturally safe. Importantly, the standards not only protect children from abuse and harm, but nurture their wellbeing and support their voices in speaking out and being heard on the issues affecting them.

Last Updated:

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019 - 18:51