Violence against women

We are opposed to all forms of violence and is committed to addressing family violence and violence against women through appropriate identification, response and referral.

If you are in immediate danger, call the Police on 000 (triple zero). If you are affected by family violence, contact the 1800 RESPECT National Counselling Helpline on 1800 737 732.

Family violence

Domestic and family violence occurs when someone who has a close personal relationship with you makes you feel afraid, powerless or unsafe. It can be physical, but it can also be emotional or psychological.

Anyone can experience domestic and family violence. It happens across all communities, ages, cultures and sexes.

If you are experiencing abuse or violence it is not your fault. It is the abuser who is responsible. Domestic violence is a crime and the abuser is breaking the law.

What are we doing?

We recognise that family violence is most often perpetrated as violence against women resulting in a significant health and wellbeing challenge to women in our community. Working to prevent violence against women and children is a key priority in the Council Plan 2017-21.

To address violence against women in our community, we are:

  • working with partner organisations to prevent violence against women and children through primary prevention activities and programs such as our work in the Preventing Violence Together western region partnership and strategy as well as a number of programs that aim to achieve gender equality in our community;
  • working with local service providers to ensure that services to support victims of family violence are promoted and accessible across Moonee Valley.

Family violence services

If you are in immediate danger – call Police on 000.

The Moonee Valley Family Violence Network

In 2017, in partnership with Moonee Valley Legal Service, we established the Moonee Valley Family Violence Network. The network meets bi-monthly with the goal to coordinate, connect and improve the support services available to victims of family violence in Moonee Valley.

If your organisation is interested in participating in the Moonee Valley Family Violence Network, please contact

Last updated: Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 1:59 AM