Family Violence

Family Violence is any violent, threatening, coercive or controlling behaviour that occurs in current or past family, domestic or intimate relationships. This includes physical injury, threats, sexual assault, emotional and psychological torment, economic control, damage to property, social isolation and any behaviour which causes a person to live in fear.


Family violence is common and its effects are wide-ranging, affecting the work of all Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership's (BLPCP) partners and associates. As such BLPCP plays an advocacy, coordination and facilitation function, assisting health and community organisations across the Bendigo and Loddon region to tackle the issue.


We understand there is no single cause of violence against women. Research and evidence shows the key drivers to be:


  • Low support for gender equality

  • Rigid gender roles and stereotypes


These two factors, particularly when combined with broader support for violence, foster the conditions for violence against women to occur. Gender inequality is the core of the problem and it is the heart of the solution.

Loddon Family Violence Network (LFVN)

The Loddon Family Violence Network brings together organisations to plan, implement and evaluate the “Feel Safe and Secure” components of Living Well in Loddon, Loddon Shire’s Municipal Public Health and Well being Plan, 2017-2021. Outcomes identified in the plan include;

  • Children are safe, resilient and free from abuse and family violence

  • Services are local and accessible

  • Improve gender equity in Loddon community

  • Build capacity in workplaces and the community to identify, prevent and address family violence



For more information please contact the Prevention Project Worker.


Respectful relationships


Supported by the Victorian State Government, Our Watch is working with secondary schools in Victoria to help young people build healthy relationship skills. This work supports school leaders and teachers to implement new curriculum guidance, and to create more equal and respectful school cultures.



Let's change the story: Violence against women in Australia video. 

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Our Watch - Change the Story Framework 

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Our Watch - Website 

Unpacking Violence 

Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership operates on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung 

and Barapa Barapa people and recognises them as the traditional owners. We pay our respects to leaders and elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of all 

Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung  and Barapa Barapa people.  

We express our gratitude in the sharing of this land, our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing and our hope that we may walk forward together in harmony and in the spirit of healing. 

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