Preliminary program now available

The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) in conjunction with Our Watch, supported by WESNET (Women’s Service Network) invite you to attend our international conference on violence against women.

Explore the challenges for responding to violence against women in rural, regional and metro areas and in communities with limited services

Engage in conversation and knowledge-sharing from the Asia-Pacific, Australia and beyond

Learn from overseas and local examples of improving capacity in challenging situations

Explore community-driven approaches to prevent and respond to men’s violence against women and children

Identify ways to ensure women’s safety and perpetrator accountability

Examine coordinated and integrated approaches

Strengthen strategies for building local and international movements for change

For information on how to register, view our registration page.

Proudly Presented By…

Proudly Supported By…


Conference Venue

Adelaide Convention Centre

The Adelaide Convention Centre is located on North Terrace in the heart of the city overlooking the Torrens River. The world-class facility is one of the largest purpose built convention and banquet facilities in Australia. It is close to many hotels of various standards and styles as well as a host of popular high-quality restaurants.

Latest News

We welcome the Victorian Government as Gold Sponsors and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) as the Dinner Sponsor.

The Program has been updated. See who is speaking here

Interested  – make sure you register NOW.

Accommodation guaranteed rooms have closed.  We still have access to accommodation but can no longer guarantee your room type will be available. Already registered but didn’t book a room at the time – contact the conference secretariat to discuss how you can do so now.

For more news, follow the conference on Twitter:






Are you interested in attending or keeping up to date with the conference? Enter your email address below and announcements will be sent direct to your email.

Should you wish for further specific information at this time, please contact the Secretariat – [email protected] or +61 2 6162 0345.