Maryborough Family Violence Forum: Understanding Complexities in Rural & Regional Victoria

Family violence is different for rural and regional Victorians. Its character and the options available to affected people are unique. With this in mind, Loddon Campaspe CLC and Maryborough Rotary have partnerned to present a Forum in Maryborough on the 20th of July that will overview the Victorian family violence system and canvas issues and options.

The Forum will address family violence prevention and responses in rural and regional Victoria. Participants will gain a better understanding of the family violence services and supports available locally and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with expert speakers.

The Forum is open to service providers, employers and community members in Central Goldfields Shire. We also invite members from other Rotary clubs and other individuals or representatives of organisations who would like to better understand the family violence response system.

The Forum will explore:

  • the experiences of people seeking support for family violence in rural and regional areas
  • the systems and supports available locally and the role played by justice, health and social services in relation to family violence prevention and response
  • the challenges and opportunities for service providers responding to family violence in rural and regional areas

When: Friday 20 July 9:30am – 3:30pm
Where: Maryborough Highland Society, 35 High St, Maryborough, Victoria
Cost: Free, however all guests must register before the closing date
Registrations (closing date Friday 13 July): via Eventbrite


Our Keynote Speaker is Mary Barry, former CEO of Our Watch, which was established to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children.

Others expert panellists: His Honour Magistrate Dr Michael King, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria; representatives from Victoria Police, the Department of Health and Human Services, Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and the Centre for Non-Violence; a Children’s Advocate; Psychologists.

For further information, please contact Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre’s Tipping the Scales Project Community Development Worker, Annika Kearton, on (03) 5445 0909 or via


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