Rotary 100 Year Celebration Project

Rotary Safe Families is one of the Rotary 100 Year Celebration projects the Rotary Club of Melbourne has commenced  “rolling out” to Rotary Clubs and community organisations.

Rotary Safe Families was created in response to the alarming fact one woman a week is murdered by her partner or ex-partner in Australia.  Further, the Australian Police get called to a domestic violence incident every 2 minutes, or 657 times per day.  Elder Abuse is tragically under-reported and alarmingly mostly perpetrated by the victim's own family member.

This preventative program aims to provide Rotarians who participate in the Workshop program, the “tools” to be able to identify, safely “call out”, and/or refer to one of the many support agencies in Australia working with victims of family violence and elder abuse.

We believe it is our responsibility as Rotarians and Australian citizens to be informed and part of the solution to ending family violence and elder abuse in our communities.

To find out more and become a part of the program contact Dorothy Gilmour at