Emergency Information

White Ribbon March Against Family Violence 2017

Join the Benalla March against Family Violence on Thursday November 23

Benalla Health in partnership with the local community will be demonstrating again its enduring commitment to reducing family violence with the 8th annual White Ribbon “Benalla March Against Violence” on Thursday 23rd November.

The march  has grown each year in numbers and we were pleased to have 700 people attend the March in 2017 and hope to exceed that number again this year.

The march will begin at 11.15 am at the corner of Carrier St and Bridge St (next to Bottle O) and we will march together down the main street to the Botanic Gardens. Several guest speakers will talk about their personal journey involving family violence.

A BBQ will follow the speeches. Many thanks to Vic Roads who will again assist us with the road closure this year.

White Ribbon Ambassador and Chair of the Benalla Family Violence Prevention Network Neil Stott said “This is such an important social issue that affects families from all demographics. The way that the Benalla Community has embraced the cause is great encouragement to those victims and survivors of family violence and sends an important message to the community that Benalla says No to Violence.”

Mr Stott encourages local schools, workplaces, sports clubs, and community groups to join together and make a difference. Benalla Rural City is the fourth in the State and first in the Ovens Murray Goulburn Region where family violence incidents are reported to the Police.