Stand Up

To acknowledge that gender based violence is an
issue in Australia and in your local community.

Speak Out

To raise awareness and highlight the realities of the
current domestic violence situation in Australia.

Take Action

Most of us are not violent but we all have a role to play in
the prevention of violence against women and children.



There are things in life that are simply wrong, things where there can be no qualification and no excuse – violence against women and their children is one of those things.

Violence against women and their children is a complex and deeply entrenched problem in Australia.

The NRL is committed to utilising its powerful voice and reach to stand by our expert partners - Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, Our Watch and White Ribbon Australia - to take action to prevent violence against women and children.

It is the Game’s stance that violence against women and children is never acceptable.


  • Moree, August 2018

    Community Program Deliverer Joe Galuvao took the program to Country NSW with the assistance of Country Rugby League's Craig MacLeaod and NRL Game Development Officer, Peter Stevens.

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  • Manly Development, June 2018

    Manly Junior Development team hosting the NRL Voice Against Violence program delivered by Matt Ballin on 27 June

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  • St Mary's Rugby League June 2018

    St Mary's Junior Rugby League U16s & U17s hosted the NRL Voice Against Violence workshop Monday 18 June, delivered by Joe Galuvao and Alan Tongue.

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  • Weipa and surrounding communities June 2018

    The NRL partnered with Rio Tinto, Goodline and Workpac to take the NRL Voice Against Violence Program to Weipa and surrounding communities between 7 - 11 June

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  • Parramatta Eels's Daniel Alvaro and Roosters NRLW Maddie Studdon help spread the VAV message

    Parramatta Eels's Daniel Alvaro and Roosters WNRL Maddie Studdon help spread the VAV message with Rooty Hill Dragons 16's

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  • Voice Against Violence travels to Murgon and surrounding areas - May 2018

    Watch as Alan Tongue, Matt Ballin and Clinton Toopi visit Central Queensland to deliver the #NRL Voice Against Violence program to Junior Rugby League clubs and high school Rugby League teams.

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  • North Queensland Blitz

    NRL Voice Against Violence rolled out for the first time in tropical North Queensland, over Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14 September.

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  • Western Sydney - Canley Vale Kookas JRLC

    Delivery of NRL Voice Against Violence continued with Canely Vale Kookas Junior Rugby League Football Club (JRLFC) in Sydney's West, participating in the program presented by NRL Ambassador Alan Tongue on Monday night.

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  • NRL Voice Against Violence unites in Power for Change

    Former Canberra Raiders legend and 2016 ACT Australian of the Year, Alan Tongue will headline the first in a series of stories highlighting the NRL’s Community programs and the support that Rugby League at all levels provides to communities throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

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  • Tongue leads crusade against domestic violence

    The face of the NRL's stance against domestic violence, Raiders legend Alan Tongue, stood in front of eight senior representative players during the week and delivered a sobering message.

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