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Family violence is ultimately about inequalities of power between women and men and the exercise of this power in order to control or dominate.

It can take many forms, including:

  • physical or sexual abuse
  • emotional or psychological abuse
  • economic or financial abuse
  • cultural or spiritual abuse
  • threatening speech and behaviour
  • other behaviours that control or dominate, causing fear for safety and wellbeing
  • causing a child to witness any of the above behaviours.

This service may suit you if you are:

  • safe from heightened, serious and immediate danger or risk of family violence
  • seeking emotional support over a longer-term period
  • interested in empowering yourself with knowledge and skills for safe healthy relationships
  • prepared to participate in regular and intensive individual or group-based therapy.


This service is free to residents from Wodonga and surrounding regions, including Corryong, Tallangatta, and Mount Beauty.

No referral is required to access the service.

To find out about this service contact Gateway Health reception:

Other support services including after hours support

If you are concerned for your safety or that of someone else contact the police in your state or territory or call 000 for emergency assistance.

Frequently asked questions

Last Update: October 12th, 2023