The Australian Government is developing the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 (National Plan) to replace the existing National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 when it ends in mid-2022. 

The draft National Plan has been developed through consultation with victim-survivors, specialist services, representatives from the health, law and justice sectors, business, and community groups, all levels of government and other experts.   WWDA staff have been actively advocating to the government in the development of the draft plan. 

Now it is your chance to have your say and help shape a future free from gender-based violence in Australia!

Your feedback will help inform the final plan.

The consultation period opens today and closes at 11pm on the 31st January, 2022.   You can have your say by reading the draft of the plan (which also has an audio version) and completing a survey.  It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

If you can’t use the survey, you can request a copy of the questionnaire to be sent to you, or make arrangements to provide a verbal submission by emailing If you wish to make a verbal submission, they will schedule a suitable time for a staff member to scribe a response to the DSS Engage on your behalf. Your answers are anonymous. You do not have to provide your name. 

To read a draft of the plan click this link:

To complete the survey click this link:

If you are anyone you know is experiencing family, domestic or sexual violence: In an emergency call Triple Zero (000) or call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) for family, domestic and sexual violence matters.