Victorian Primary Care Partnership

The Buloke Family Violence Prevention Project was developed for the rural communities of the Buloke Shire; Sea Lake, Wycheproof, Charlton, Donald, Birchip, Berriwillock, Culgoa, Nullawil, Nandaly and Watchem. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of family violence incidents reported in the Buloke Shire increased by 11.6%. Recognising family violence as a serious health and wellbeing issue that affects the local community, the SMPCP Buloke Strategic Health and Wellbeing Partnership 2017 – 2021 Action Plan identified preventing family violence as a key priority area. Being an isolated rural community, it is important that Buloke community members have the opportunity to participate in primary prevention initiatives locally.

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