Events and Webinars

Upcoming sexual assault, domestic and family violence and related conferences, events and webinars from around Australia are listed here for your information. Where 1800RESPECT is attending, including stalls and speakers, is noted in the description for each event.

Domestic and Family Violence Response Training (DV-alert)

Domestic and Family Violence Response Training (DV-alert) is designed to build capacity in frontline workers within universal services for whom family violence is not a core function of their role.
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Women’s Legal Service NSW (WLNSW) for their second Feminist Legal Perspectives Seminar of 2021

Type:        Seminar
Date:        14 April 
Where:     Online


You are invited to join Women’s Legal Service NSW (WLNSW) for their second Feminist Legal Perspectives Seminar of 2021. The seminar will explore how the frontline domestic and family violence workforce in Australia kept connected to their clients and each other through the pandemic. The seminar will discuss a recent practitioners report released by the UNSW Australian Human Rights Institute. 


It's Not a Compliment panel discussion on racism and street harassment

Type:   Webinar
When: 16 April 2021
Where: Queen Victoria Women's centre


It’s Not a Compliment (INAC) would like to invite the community to the launch of their research report, detailing responses to a recent survey undertaken on street harassment. The event will consist of a panel discussion comprising academics, student union representatives and representatives of key organisations in Australia fighting against racism and street harassment. 

2021 LGBTIQ+ Health Conference

Type:         Conference
Date:         16 April
                  23 April
                  30 April
Location:   Online


Health in Difference is Australia’s premier conference on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia.
The LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of LGBTI consumers.
Those conferences bring together community members, community organisations large and small, health practitioners, researchers, academics, policymakers, advocates, and others who are interested in improving the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of LGBTI people.

Women's Legal Service Victoria training for specialist family violence practitioners

Type:         Online training
Date:         22 April 


Women's Legal Service Victoria (WLSV)
is running free online engaging and interactive training for specialist practitioners. The training will cover early identification of critical and urgent legal issues, legal essentials in family violence, family law and children protection law, what is appropriate legal information to provide, and identifying legal referral pathways. You will also receive a copy of WLSV’s Critical Legal Issues Map - a family violence legal triage practice manual designed specifically to assist practitioners to guide and support clients through the legal system.

ANROWS webinar 'Evaluation in the violence against women sector'

Type:         Webinar
Date:         27 April 
Time:         1:30pm AEST
Location:   Online


In this webinar, an expert panel will draw on examples of evaluations they have implemented and share strategies and tips for workers in the violence against women sector. The discussion will be facilitated by Michele Robinson, Director of Evidence to Action, ANROWS with:

  • Annika Kearton, Acting CEO, ARC Justice
  • Cecilia Hemana, Director Research and Evaluation, Respect Victoria
  • Celeste Koens, Research Officer, ANROWS
  • Rodney Vlais, independent trainer, policy advisor and researcher

There will also be a live Q&A.

Staying Safe during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month May 2021

Type:    Information session

When:  14 May 2021
Where: Redcliffe Uniting Church

When:  20 May 2021
Where: The Hub & Town Square

When:  27 May 2021
Where: Pine Rivers Park, Amphitheatre Area


This event involves speakers from Tenants Qld, Queensland Police, Women’s Legal Service, Relationships Australia, the Mate Bystander Program, and a service supporting women from migrant and refugee backgrounds.These organisations will provide information about services available to support individuals and families around their safety and well-being.

Information stalls, children’s play activities and refreshments will be provided from 10am-2pm


FDV Conference 2021

Type:       Conference
Date:       13 - 15 September
Location: Perth


Bringing children and young people into view: strengthening policy and practice responses for children and young people experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence. Presented by Stopping Family Violence and the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing.

Indigenous Well being Conference

Type:         Conference
Date:         7-8 October 
Location:    Cairns, QLD


Connecting Communities and Services to Close the Gap in Social & Emotional Well being. 
At the 2021 Indigenous Well being Conference, you will discover the latest Indigenous-led, grassroot programs and projects taking place around the nation and across the seas. You will learn how to implement practical evidence-based research into your service, and gain a greater understanding of Indigenous protocols, practices, and considerations.
Discover ways to connect with services, communities and clients when distance is a challenge, and hear about the existing health care gaps and strategies. With a program full of practical solutions, you will leave better equipped to effectively acknowledge and encompass physical, spiritual, and cultural needs of Indigenous populations.