VicHealth contributes to the development of policy to prevent violence against women through a range of approaches, including partnerships with government and formal submissions to government-appointed panels.

VicHealth is currently working with the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence and have recently provided our written submission to the Commissioners.

VicHealth's submission to the Royal Commission

Download the submission (PDF, 1.7MB)

In February 2015 the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews announced the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Governor of Victoria appointed a Chair and two Deputy Commissioners to the Royal Commission and the Victorian Government has committed to implementation of all the Royal Commission’s recommendations. 

The Commission is due to provide its report and recommendations to the government in February 2016.

The Commission's terms of reference include 'prevention of family violence' – further detail is available here

The Commission sought written submissions as a key component of its research and consultation.

VicHealth commends the Victorian Government for its commitment to reducing family violence and has provided a formal written submission to the Commission.

For further information please contact Policy Development Office at VicHealth.