A note from WDV

To assist in reducing the spread of Coronavirus, the Women with Disabilities Victoria office will not be open to the public until further notice and WDV staff are mainly working from home.

During this time WDV staff will not be participating in face-to-face meetings, but will maintain contact with key stakeholders and funders, project partners and members, via email, e-newsletters, website, mobile phone, tele- and video-conferencing as needed.

We will also be monitoring our WDV email address wdv@wdv.org.au and our office telephone (03) 9286 7800.

WDV remains focused on the delivery of advocacy and funded programs on behalf of women with disabilities in Victoria, within present constraints.

WDV will provide updated information as often as we can.


‘Our Right to Safety’ Workshop in Mt Evelyn

‘Our Right to Safety’ Workshop in Mt Evelyn

You are invited to participate in the ‘Our Right to Safety’ Workshop in Mt Evelyn on Monday March 23.

The focus of the workshop is to support women with disability to recognise abuse, stay safe and seek support if you experience violence.

WDV will screen the ‘Our Right to Safety’ Video, with the accessible Video Guide. There will be time for a facilitated discussion led by WDV and supported by staff from the Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA).

Please note this workshop is for women over 18 years of age.

For more information, contact Rosie Granland E: rosie.granland@wdv.org.au, Ph. (03) 9286 7816

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Join our Team – Administration Support Officer

Join our Team – Administration Support Officer

We are seeking an enthusiastic Administration Support Officer to join our friendly team. The Administration Support Officer is a position within the Operations team, dedicated to providing administrative support to staff delivering WDV’s corporate and program activities.

Position Description (Microsoft Word version)

Position Description (PDF version)

Applications close at 9:00am on Friday 21 February 2020

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Tickets are now on sale for the first AcceSex workshop!

Tickets are now on sale for the first AcceSex workshop!

Tickets are now on sale for the first AcceSex workshop!

AcceSex was created through a partnership between WDV and WHIN – Women’s Health in the North. It is a workshop focusing on creating more inclusive and accessible reproductive and sexual healthcare services and community programs for women with disabilities.

AcceSex is a low cost, highly practical half-day training for any health and community workers in the Northern Metro Region of Melbourne.

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Complete our Membership Survey

Complete our Membership Survey

As a member-based organisation, we are committed to improving your experience of being a WDV member. As we are heading into a strategic planning year, there has never been a better time to suggest ways WDV could better support its members.

We have put together a Membership Survey to help us know what you think. You can complete the Membership survey in two ways:

Please note that the Survey closes on Thursday 13 February 2020.

Thank you for your time. We are excited to hear your thoughts!

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Family Violence and Disability Films

Family Violence and Disability Films

WDV and National Disability Services (NDS) produce Family Violence and Disability Films

Women with Disabilities Victoria has collaborated with National Disability Services to develop four short films for disability workers on family violence and disability.

The films are:
• Preventing and responding to family violence
• Prevention of domestic and family violence
• Early intervention in domestic and family violence
• Responding to domestic and family violence

The purpose of the films is to help disability workers identify and respond to family violence. Research shows that people with disabilities experience higher rates of violence than people without disabilities. Women with disabilities in particular experience very high rates of family and domestic violence. The disability workforce has a vital role to play in preventing, identifying and responding to domestic and family violence.

 The films model best practice in accessibility. One version has an Auslan interpreter and subtitles. A second version of each film is audio described.

Watch the videos on our website