What is Men’s Behaviour Change Work?

DVNSW works closely with the Men’s Behaviour Change Network, and their Peak Body No To Violence.

The Men’s Behaviour Change Network (MBCN) of NSW consists of representatives from

Men’s Behaviour Change Program (MBCP) providers from across NSW who have met the

Minimum Standards for Men’s Domestic Violence Behaviour Change Programs in NSW.

To view the minimum standards click here. MBCPs work with men who use violence and abuse with (ex) partners and their children. MBCPs typically involve assessment, including risk assessment, and then:


  • Group work, individual counselling and case management for men.


  • Support, information, referral, safety planning and (in some cases) counselling and case management for women and children.


No To Violence incorporating the Men’s Referral Service (NTV/MRS) is the peak body for organisations and individuals working with men to end family violence in Victoria and New South Wales. We also provide telephone counselling, information and referrals for men in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. As we’ve supported callers for over 20 years, we’re qualified to work with men who use family violence and men who identify as victims of family violence.

Over 20 years we’ve provided assistance, information, counselling, and referrals to additional services, helping over 150,000 men get the support they need and improving outcomes for families. As the peak body for working with men in Victoria and New South Wales, we’ll continue to provide the necessary assistance and advocacy to put an end to family violence across Australia for good.

For any additional information on No To Violence or the MBCN please contact Lizette Twisleton, NSW Sector Development Coordinator at lizettet@ntv.org.au.


See below for relevant research on working with perpetrators and engaging men on gender equality

Men Make A Difference: Diversity Council Australia

M. Flood, G. Russell, J. O’Leary and C. Brown, Men Make a Difference: How to Engage Men on Gender Equality, Synopsis Report, Sydney, Diversity Council Australia, 2017.

Perpetrator Interventions in Australia: ANROWS

Erin Mackay, Althea Gibson, Huette Lam, David Beecham. Perpetrator interventions in Australia: State of knowledge paper, Sydney : ANROWS, c2015.