Julie Oberin is the CEO of Annie North Women’s Refuge and Domestic Violence Service in regional Victoria. She has worked in the domestic and family violence (DFV) sector for more than 25 years. Julie has published, delivered conference papers nationally and internationally on DFV and homelessness, and undertaken important research on women’s domestic and family violence services across Australia. She is an experienced practitioner both working with women and children who have experienced violence, and also with men who have used violence against family members.
Julie is the National Chair of WESNET (the Women’s Services Network) Australia’s peak women’s organisation working on the elimination of domestic and family violence. She is contract manager of the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance. Julie is a member of a wide range of committees and boards at the regional, state, national and international levels.
During 2015-16 Julie was a member of the COAG Advisory Panel on Violence Against Women and co-chaired the Technology Round Tables. Julie also regularly attends the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations and has presented at several side events on technology-facilitated abuse and its intersection with violence against women.