Stop Domestic Violence Conference Australia

Domestic Violence Does Not Discriminate

The 2017 STOP Domestic Violence Conference was held at Rydges Melbourne (CBD) from 4 – 6 December and provided a platform for a unified national voice on ending domestic violence.

The 2017 program offered an opportunity for over 300 delegates to collaborate and share strategies, projects and research related to the conference theme of ‘Domestic Violence Does Not Discriminate’. With 12 featured speakers and over 100 expert stream and workshop presenters, the program represented the breadth of topic areas and key insights of those who are involved and work within domestic and family violence.

The Resource Centre, including podcasts and PowerPoint presentations, will be available shortly for all 2017 Conference Delegates.

We are delighted to announce that the STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held on the Gold Coast in 2018, with official dates of Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th December.  

The Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association is also pleased to announce a partnership with the Queensland Government for the STOP Domestic Violence Conference in 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat should you have any questions.

Featured Speakers

Confirmed Keynotes

  • Ms Julie Inman Grant, Commissioner, Office of the eSafety Commissioner
  • Dr Rachel Carson, Senior Research Fellow, Manager – Family Law and Family Violence,Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Dr Michael Salter, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Western Sydney University (sponsored by RACGP)
  • Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter, Family Violence Command, Victoria Police
  • Ms Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria
  • Ms Kati Kraszlan, Acting Commissioner for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice, Western Australia
  • Mr Edward Mosby, Pyschologist & Council Member, Wakai Waian Healing & The Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council

Conference Program Committee

  • Moo Baulch | CEO | Domestic Violence NSW
  • Tori Cooke | Manager, Justice and Family Services | Ruah Community Services
  • Joseph Oui | Social & Emotional Wellbeing Counsellor Male | Apunipima Cape York Health Council
  • Caryn Walsh | CEO | Pure Magic International Business Solutions
  • Jacqui Watt | CEO | No to Violence | Men’s Referral Service

Plenary Panel

  • Ms Patty Kinnersley, Director Practice Leadership, Our Watch
  • Dr Lara Fergus, Director Policy and Evaluation, Our Watch
  • Mr Scott Holmes, Manager Practice Leadership, Our Watch
  • Mr Cameron McLeod, General Manager Community Engagement, North Melbourne Football Club


  • Managing Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
  • Preventing Violence in our Communities
  • Intervention of Domestic Violence
  • Fostering Children’s Safety and Wellbeing
  • Collaborating and Supporting Diversity and Intersectionality
  • Building Strong Legal Responses
  • Developing an improved Mental Health Response
  • Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples
  • Creating a Resilient Workforce
  • Lived Experience
  • Domestic Violence and the Media
  • Open

The Conference Program Committee would like to thank the 2016 Keynote Speakers

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Keynote Partner - Sponsoring Dr Michael Salter


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