The Australasian
In partnership with No to Violence
Conference Date
22nd & 23rd May 2019
Bayview Eden Melbourne
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Ending Men’s Family Violence

In Australia, the majority of acts of domestic and family violence are perpetrated by men against women.

Men play a key part in changing this narrative and in ending family violence. While there is much being done in prevention and intervention, there is still a lot of work to do.

The Australasian Working Together to End Men’s Family Violence Conference will look at how we can strengthen our practice approaches to men who use domestic and family violence through a whole of community approach.

As part of this agenda for change, the conference will focus on how we can work together to build a non-collusive, collaborative practice framework to engage men who use violence and invite them to begin the change process, while supporting women and children towards a life of freedom from abuse and an atmosphere that sustains recovery.

Join local and international practitioners to discuss current and emerging ways for engaging with men who use violence, while supporting the safety and freedom of affected partners, children and families.

Key benefits of attending:
  • Learn how Australia and Pacific countries are responding to male family violence as a system
  • Hear about new case studies, trials and programs in men’s behaviour change
  • Unpack interventions for fathers, adolescent, Aboriginal, Maori, CALD & LGBTQI people who use violence
  • Understand the work being done in primary prevention
  • Improve collaboration and integration between services
  • Get insight on the latest research and findings in men’s behaviour change

Who will attend?
Representatives of the Government, Community, Police and Justice sectors with responsibility for:
  • Family/Domestic Violence
  • Men’s Behaviour Change
  • Women
  • Children/Child Protection
  • Families
  • Violence Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Drug and Alcohol

Free Pass Application Criterion is delighted to offer a select number of free passes to representatives of small NGOs and interested individuals who may not otherwise be able to pay to attend. To apply, please contact

Attend to learn:

  • Improve collaboration to inform & shape better practice
  • Examine & implement evidence-based practice responses for working with men who use violence
  • Strengthen integrated practice responses to support early intervention
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Key Speakers

Jacqui Watt
Chief Executive Officer
No To Violence
Rory Macrae
National Coordinator, The Caledonian System
Scotland Government
Desmond Campbell
Senior Executive Officer
NT Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
Diane Anton
Outreach Officer, Gender Justice Program
Oxfam Papua New Guinea


What People Are Saying

  • “What an inspiring 2 days. A wonderful group of presenters who were knowledgeable, highly experienced, passionate and engaging.”

    Justin Diggle
    SDN Children’s Services, Working with Men to End Family Violence Conference attendee, 2018
  • “I have been able to connect with those across the nation to understand how to improve in enhancing our MBC program and growth to connect and engage greater volume of perpetrators whilst keeping our women and children safe”

    Joslyn Tass
    Coordinator, Outcare, Working with Men to End Family Violence Conference attendee, 2018


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