Information about prevention of violence actions and community support.
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 http://www.mav.asn.au/what-we-do/policy-advocacy/social-community/gender-equality/16-days-campaign-2019
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 - www.dvrcv.org.au/central-highlands
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. https://ccyp.vic.gov.au/child-safety/being-a-child-safe-organisation/