Prevention of Violence and Gender Equity

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A community where women and children feel safe

Moorabool Shire Council leads the municipality in preventing violence against women. We do this by creating safe, respectful, inclusive, and equitable communities. This allows women and children to enjoy their lives free from the threat of violence.

View our Leadership Statement for the Prevention of Violence Against Women.


Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) 

Moorabool Shire Council is a partner of the Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Alliance within the Grampians Region.


16 Days of Activism 

Council supports campaigns against violence towards women and girls


Get advice and support from the following services:

The Orange Door in Central Highlands

A new way for women, children and young people to get support if they are experiencing family violence or need help with a child's wellbeing. They can also help people who use violence to change their behaviour.

21 Armstrong Street North

Ballarat 3350

Call 1800 219 819


Or visit the website


WRISC Family Violence Support 

Provides advocacy support, court support, housing, and case management.

Call on (03) 5333 3666 and visit for more information. 


Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre 

Response service for children, young people, and women experiencing family aggression or violence.

Visit or call on 1800 015 188. 


Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria 

Provide telephone support, information, and referral services to help people who have experienced family violence.

Call on (03) 8346 5200 from Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.  

For more info, visit online information. Also for professionals offering support services for violence survivors, visit Training courses. For info on services in the Central Highlands Region, visit


Men’s Referral Service Helpline 

Provide support for men with anger issues, parenting issues, and victims of violent behaviour by other men.

Call on 1300 766 491. 


Child Protection Victoria 

Support for children and young people at risk of harm or no protection from family.

Call on 1800 075 599 or after hours on 131 278 


Child First 

Support for children, young people, and families who are vulnerable and at risk of harm.

Call on 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.

The standards not only protect children from abuse and harm but nurture their wellbeing and support their voices in speaking out.

Last Updated:

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019 - 18:51