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14 January 2022 - 6:00 am To 25 February 2022 - 11:59 pm

Draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032

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Developing the successor to the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (beyond 2022)

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Draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032

The Australian Government is developing the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 (National Plan) to replace the existing National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 when it ends in mid-2022.

The draft National Plan has been developed through consultation with victim-survivors, specialist services, representatives from the health, law and justice sectors, business, and community groups, all levels of government and other experts. This consultation opportunity builds upon previous consultations including:

Underpinning Action Plans

Development of the National Plan is a joint responsibility of the Commonwealth, states and territories, to set out a framework for our shared commitment to prevent gender-based violence and support women and children who experience it.

The ten-year National Plan will be underpinned by five-year action plans, including dedicated five-year Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plans. The Action Plans will detail the priority focus areas for implementation and will focus efforts and government investment in those focus areas.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council on family, domestic and sexual violence is leading work on the dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plans.

If you need assistance

Family, domestic and sexual violence can be difficult topics to discuss and your safety and wellbeing is important. If you or someone you know needs help or support at any time, contact one of the below services:

  • In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)
  • 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) for family, domestic and sexual violence matters
  • Lifeline 13 11 14 for crisis support and suicide prevention
  • Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 for support with anxiety, depression and suicide prevention
  • MensLine 1300 789 978 for support for men with family and relationship concerns
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.

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