The Victorian Government is leading the way when it comes to gender equality.

And because Victorian women deserve to know which Budget investments are in their direct interest, we are releasing our second ever Gender Equality Budget Statement.

It’s one of many reforms included in Safe and Strong, Victoria’s first Gender Equality Strategy.

At its heart, Safe and Strong provides the long-term vision we need to create a more equal Victoria and address the gendered barriers that continue to hold women back.

Importantly, we’ve backed up our commitment with significant investments, including:

  • a record $1.9 billion to stop the scourge of family violence, the largest investment by any Australian Government in history
  • implementing 20 days of paid family leave in the Victorian public service
  • identifying the Public Sector Gender Pay Gap and implementing policies to address it

The Victorian Budget 2018/19 builds on this work.

From health to economic opportunity, this Budget invests in the policies and programs to make our state stronger, fairer and more equal.

Budget highlights for Gender Equality Budget Statement

Project initiatives for Gender Equality Budget Statement

Ending gender inequality

Everyone deserves to have access to the services they need, and to participate in community life

Leadership, empowerment and cultural change

Targeting the barriers women face to being leaders

Safety and freedom from gender-based violence

The prevalence of violence towards women, across our nation, is unacceptable

Work and economic security

All Victorians must be rewarded equitably for their contribution in all aspects of society

Health and wellbeing

All Victorians deserve to be socially connected and healthy