Primary prevention of violence against women

Rural City of Wangaratta is currently funded to facilitate the primary prevention of violence against women in bushfire affected areas.  Primary prevention efforts are targeted to reach everyone in our community, with the aim of addressing the underlying causes of violence against women and preventing violence against women before it starts.

Emerging Leaders Summit - Scholarship

The Emerging Leaders Summit is a 4-day personal leadership development program aimed at young people aged 18-25. 

The Rural City of Wangaratta have pledged to cover participant costs for 2 young emerging community leaders with an interest in supporting our community to prevent violence against women and children.

This means participation in this opportunity (normally $1,200) will be absolutely free for 2 young people who want to support positive change within our community.

One funded place is currently available for the March Summit (11 - 14 March) with one additional fully funded place available for the April Summit (28 April - 1 May 2022).    

Scholarship applications are open here and close at 5pm on 14 February 2022.  


More information on the Emerging Leaders Summit is also available here

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International Women's Day Community Breakfast - 8 March 2022

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural & political achievements of women.

We are proud to support this inspiring community led event with two local women from diverse backgrounds who break the bias on stereotype & discrimination in our communities.

Federal Member for Indi Helen Haines and Bpangerang woman Jiarra Atkinson will share their experiences and vision in forging women's equality.

Click here for more information and to reserve your ticket!  

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UPCOMING EVENT: Preventing Family Violence - A Community Conversation


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Disasters such as bushfires and COVID-19 are associated with increased rates of family violence. Join this powerful and thought-provoking community conversation to understand why these links occur and how we in the Rural City of Wangaratta community can work together to prevent family violence before it starts.


Friday 25 March 6pm-7.30pm

All Tickets $15


1.5hrs (no interval)
Refreshments served in the foyer after the forum


COVID Safe Protocols are followed at all times.

Alpine MDF Theatre
Wangaratta Performing Arts &
Convention Centre
33-37 Ford Street
Wangaratta VIC 3677