Family Violence Prevention Scholarship Opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and/or people located in rural or regional Victoria to attend the Public Health Prevention Conference 2019

The Public Health Association Australia (PHAA) and the Victorian Government’s Office for Women

are offering scholarships to support Victorian's with an interest in family violence prevention to

attend the Public Health Prevention Conference, to be held in Melbourne, Victoria from 12 to 14 June 2019.

Ten scholarships of up to $1,500 (GST incl) will be offered to applicants who may otherwise be unable

to attend such a conference. The scholarship can be used to cover registration and a contribution to

travel and accommodation costs.

The Public Health Prevention Conference provides an opportunity for learning about public health developments in Australia, including progress towards the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women. Conference delegates will be able to network and build links with like-minded public health policy makers and practitioners.

Two conference sub-themes will guide the program:

  • Economics of prevention, and

  • What is working, what needs to be strengthened and what are the biggest gaps in prevention systems?

Scholarship Eligibility:

To be eligible, applicants must be individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Work or study in an area that has a focus on violence prevention; and meet one or both of the following criteria:

- Live, work or study in a regional or rural area of Victoria;

and / or

- Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and currently residing in Victoria.

Scholarship Assessment:

A panel of PHAA and Office for Women representatives will assess the applications. The Panel’s decision is final and scholarships will be made available at their discretion. Applications will be assessed on:

  • Anticipated benefits of attending the conference

  • Eligibility based on the above criteria

How to Apply:

To apply, download the application form below and return completed form to by 11:59pm AEST, Tuesday 16 April 2019. Late Applications will not be accepted.

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If you have any questions, please contact the PHAA Events Team on 02 6285 2373 or email

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