The Gippsland Women’s Health six-week regional roadshow, celebrating 30 years of work in the Gippsland community, ended on Friday, October 21.

An organisation aiming for gender equity and women’s health, Gippsland Women’s Health, has been working to stop violence against women and striving to improve women’s health, well-being and freedom of choice since 1992.

GWH celebrated 30 years of existence this year with an epic regional roadshow, travelling almost 3000 kilometres, visiting 24 towns, hosting more than 30 events, filming more than 30 interviews and leading hundreds of conversations.

While planning its 30-year celebration, GWH identified a lack of community awareness of the services and support the organisation provides, which GWH spokesperson Sam Foat said led to the conception of the GWH Regional Roadshow.

“2022 is our 30th anniversary,” Ms Foat said.

“Originally, we were looking at a major event to acknowledge the 30 years, but we realised that we need to be getting out into the community a lot more to firstly re-establish our presence in the region and remind people what it is we actually do.

“Also, (we need) to connect with women and to reconnect with local women and remind them that they have an impact on the work we do.

“Whilst we have the priorities and a lot of statistics and data and research that goes into forming the work that we do, we realised we need to actually be speaking with local women and understand what it is they need to improve their safety, their wellbeing and their overall health.”

Celebrations will officially conclude at the GWH 30-year anniversary event, 30 Years of Gippsland Women’s Health, on November 24 at the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon.

There will be live music and local food vans, and on stage, Jess Hill, Nyadol Nyuon OAM and Antoinette Braybrook will join the GWH team.

Tickets for 30 Years of Gippsland Women’s Health are available at