Australian Government investment in the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to reduce Violence Against Women and their Children

Australian Government investment in the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to reduce Violence Against Women and their Children

Office for Women Womens Safety
Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

On 5 March 2019, the Australian Government announced investment of $328 million to support the Fourth Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan).

The funding is directed towards priority areas following extensive consultation with the sector, frontline workers and survivors, ahead of the release of the Fourth Action Plan in mid-2019. It builds upon the positive work undertaken since the National Plan commenced in 2010.

The National Plan aims to connect the important work being done by all Australian governments, community organisations and individuals to reduce violence against women and their children.

Prevention is a key focus of the package, with funding for an Australian first national prevention strategy to stop domestic and family violence, sexual assault, and continue work to change the community attitudes and beliefs that can lead to violence.

The funding also focuses heavily on frontline services and providing safe places and accommodation for women and children escaping family violence.

The priorities recognise the diverse needs of all communities within Australia, with specific support and prevention measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and women with disability.

For further information visit the Contribution to the Fourth Action Plan page on the Department of Social Services website.