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Our team works with men to gain insight into the beliefs, choices and actions they take that hurt their partners, ex-partners, children or other family members.

Men who participate in this service will be supported, encouraged and challenged to take responsibility for changing their behaviour so that their families can live safely.

We provide education and a chance to discuss and raise awareness about the impacts of violence, power and controlling behaviours on individuals, families and parenting.

Our goal is to create awareness about gender stereotypes, inequality, entitlement, privilege and gender-based violence, and to generate accountability and responsibility for behaviours.

This service may suit you if:

  • relevant authorities (Police, courts, Child Protection, etc.) require you to comply with protection orders by participating in this service
  • you are ready to acknowledge the impact of your violent, controlling, or coercive behaviour towards your partner, ex-partner, children, or other family members
  • you consent to us contacting family members who have been impacted by your past or current violent behaviour so we can also offer them support for their safety
  • you need help to access secure housing, financial aid, mental health, treatment for alcohol and other drugs and gambling addiction, as well as other services
  • you seek assistance and referrals for concerns with parenting or child development.


You can access this service via the Orange Door (link to

Or you can visit the Orange Door at:

  • 60 Reid Street in Wangaratta
  • Upper Murray Family Care – 27-29 Stanley Street in Wodonga

The Orange Door is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

This service is free to residents from Wodonga, Wangaratta and surrounds. No referral is required to access the service.

You can also contact the Men’s Referral Service (link to  on 1800 766 491 if you are risk of using family violence. This service provides free, confidential expert support for men and their families and friends. This service is (8am to 9pm Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday).

Frequently asked questions

Last Update: August 2nd, 2023