Campaspe Family Violence Action Group

to prevent family violence before it occurs…

Family violence response service, Centre for Non-Violence, has been affected by current Facebook restrictions, so we are sharing it here.

Support for our LGBTQI community
Thorne Harbour Health – counselling – (03) 9865 6700
Drummond St Services – counselling (03) 9663 6733
Switchboard/Rainbow Door – 1800 729 367
For immediate assistance call the emergency service on 000

Our Purpose

The Campaspe Family Violence Action Group exists to drive greater integration and coordination of local services – both universal and specialist – for all those experiencing family violence in Campaspe; and to prevent family violence before it occurs through evidence- based action on gender inequality in settings across the community’


Achievements 2017 – 2019

Learn about the Campaspe Family Violence Action Group local initiatives and achievements, addressing the group’s key strategic goals.

Download Achievements 2017- 2019

The Gender Equitable Campaspe Co-design Project 2018-19

Gender Equity Codesign Project Infographic

Our Strategic Priorities

—goals that CFVAG are working on

Strategic Priority One:

Facilitate a Campaspe that -:

  • promotes organisations and communities to be gender equitable in their practices,
  • promotes equal and respectful relationships,
  • understands the gendered dynamics of family violence,
  • promotes and values women’s equal participation in public and private life.


This will be achieved by actions to:

  1. Align CFVAG activities with the Campaspe catchment Prevention plan including Gender Equality Act 2020 (Vic), 16 Days of Activism, GenVic, OurWatch, VicHealth, Respect Victoria, Respectful Relationships etc.
  2. Promote an understanding of gender equity through capacity building as a means to actively challenge attitudes and behaviours that contribute to gender inequality.
  3. Support at least one key event each year which connects with the local community and promotes the work and resources of CFVAG and the importance of Women’s leadership (Family Violence being everyone’s business).

Strategic Priority Two:

A service system with the capacity to respond to all who experience family violence in Campaspe

This will be achieved by:

Working together to align to the shared language, a common understanding of FV, frameworks and tools of the MARAM; agencies will commit to supporting each in this process.

Activities can include:

  • MARAM Collaborative Practice training together.
  • A follow up workshop – what this means for collaboration in Campaspe?


There is acknowledgement that not all agencies are prescribed to MARAM alignment, ie: disability services, and there is further discussion needed about this.


We will measure/evaluate the effective of this by:

  1. Asking our staff about their confidence and skills in responding to family violence
  2. Asking women about their experience of the service systems using a lived experience service system mapping process.

Did you know?

  • On average, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia
  • One in three Australian women has experienced physical violence, since the age of 15
  • One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence
  • One in four Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner
  • Women are at least three times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner.
  • Women are five times more likely than men to require medical attention or hospitalisation as a result of intimate partner violence, and five times more likely to report fearing for their lives.
  • Of those women who experience violence, more than half have children in their care.
  • Violence against women is estimated to cost Australia $21.7 billion a year.

Local data — violence in our community

Compared to Victoria, Campaspe has much higher rates of:

  • Crimes against persons, particularly assault, sexual offences and stalking, harrassment and threatening behaviour
  • Reported family violence incidents
  • Young people who report they have been bullied

Violence against women:

The reported number of family violence incidents per 100,000 is 1,526 compared to 573 incidents in the Campaspe region in 2017-2018. Campaspe ranks 22nd in the state of Victoria (Crime statistics Agency data September 2018)

The rate of sexual offence is 632 compared to 208 for Victorians (2015).

For further information about our local population health and wellbeing data, please refer to our 2017 Community Health and Wellbeing profile.  Additionally, the Campaspe Shire Council Demographic profile provides ABS based data.

Member organisations — who is involved?

  • Anglicare Victoria
  • ARC Justice
  • Campaspe Shire Council
  • Campaspe Primary Care Partnership
  • Centre for Non-Violence
  • Community Living & Respite Services
  • Crossenvale Community House
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Echuca Regional Health
  • Echuca Moama Apex
  • Victoria Police – Campaspe
  • Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group
  • Kyabram Community & Learning Centre
  • Kyabram District Health Services
  • Loddon Region Family Violence Advisory Committee
  • Murray Human Services
  • Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
  • Rochester & Elmore District Health Service
  • Save the Children
  • Women’s Health Loddon Mallee

For further information

Contact the Chair of the Campaspe Family Violence Action Group:

Yvette Jaczina

General Manager Client Services

Centre for Non Violence

p: 5430 3000



Deputy Chair:

Genine Hook

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee

p: 03 5443 0233