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What We Do

We exist to create safer and healthier lives for individuals and communities in Melbourne's west.

GenWest provides services that help victim-survivors of family violence.

We support communities to lead safe and healthy lives, by running social and education programs for people who experience inequity. We also partner with other organisations to advocate for equal rights and the prevention of family violence.

We work across seven Local Government Areas including Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham.

Family violence help

GenWest provides family violence support services to people in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

If you are experiencing family violence, we can support you to be safe and to recover from what’s happened. We can also help your children.

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Health and wellbeing programs

GenWest’s programs include social support groups for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, sexual and reproductive health programs, a team of multilingual health educators – and more.

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Gender equity partnerships

GenWest is a leader in developing region-wide strategies and partnerships. Find out more about the Action for Equity Sexual and Reproductive Health Partnership and the Preventing Violence Together Partnership.

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Family violence information for professionals

If you work to support clients and want to find out how to make a referral to our family violence service, access brokerage or find out more about the services we provide, this section is for you.

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We're here to help

Whether you are experiencing family violence yourself, wanting to help someone who is experiencing family violence or a professional looking for information — we are here to assist you.

Contact us


Call us

1800 436 937

Email us

info@genwest.org.au

Visit us

317-319 Barkly Street

Footscray VIC 3011

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