Council partners

Moreland Council's partners work across the spectrum of prevention to response and at State, regional and municipal level.

Key partners - State

Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)

The MAV supports councils to deliver, partner and lead work in their communities to promote gender equality and family violence prevention.

Resources produced by local government are shared to infom best practice, including research and policy documents as well as resources from other tiers of government and key Council partners.

The MAV in partnership with Respect Victoria leads local governments' participation in the annual 16  Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign from 25 November to 10 December. 

Key partners - Region

Women's Health in the North (WHIN)

Women’s Health In the North (WHIN) aims to strengthen women’s health, safety and wellbeing, with a focus on preventing violence against women, sexual and reproductive rights, financial independence/ economic participation and environmental justice.

Moreland Council is a partner of the regional Building A Respectful Community Strategy 2017-21, an alliance of 26 organisations that are committed to working together to prevent violence against women, led by Women's Health In the North.  The Strategy's implementation is supported by a wide range of resources and tools developed by the alliance and their partners.

WHIN Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) leads the implementation of the Victorian Government's family violence reforms and integration of support services in Melbourne's northern metropolitan region.  Information is targeted at workers and includes COVID-19 support service changessupport services, resources for different client groups or service types, workshops and training as well as the Week without Violence awareness campaign in the third week of October.  

Key partners - Municipality

Moreland Family Violence Network

The Merri-bek Family Violence Network is a group of professionals who represent Merri-bek service providers and government agencies. The purpose of the network is to coordinate family violence awareness raising, prevention and response.

The network is involved in:

Active Network member organisations, April 2020

Other municipal partners