Previous Network Meetings

There have been four meetings of 'Hey Sis' members in the Metropolitan region: 

Maroubra - October 2012

The first meeting was held across two days on 22-23 October 2012, at Maroubra, NSW. Network members heard from key-note speakers, such as Dorinda Cox, Chair of the National Association for Services Against Sexual Violence, Aunty Bronwyn Penrith, Professional Mediator and Trainer, and Dixie Link-Gordon, Executive Officer of Mudgin-Gal Aboriginal Corporation.

To find out what network members had to say at the meeting, download a copy of the notes from the facilitated discussions here.


Mt Druitt - November 2013

The second meeting of the metropolitan region of the Hey Sis network was in Mt Druitt, west of Sydney, on Friday 8th November 2013. The one day meeting began with constructive yarning - listening, sharing and talking about how community, families and services respond to sexual assault. The second part of the day featured a presentation from Police and Senior Health Worker from the Joint Investigative Response Team (JIRT), and a discussion about JIRT processes, and better engagement with Aboriginal people. 

To find out what network members had to say, download a copy of the discussion notes here.

Campbelltown - October 2014 

The third meeting of the Hey Sis network in the metropolitan region was held in Campbelltown and hosted by the Tharawal Aboriginal Medical Service. Discussion flowed about community attitudes to sexual assault, grooming behaviour, issues for local support services and vicarious trauma. The network also talked about what they can do in community to work against sexual assault, such as talking openly about violence, grooming, the myths about sexual assault and and about what safe communities look like. 

To find out what network members had to say, download a copy of the discussion notes here.

Redfern - February 2015

The fourth meeting of the Hey Sis network in the metropolitan region was held in Redfern at Mudgin-gal Aboriginal Corporation. The women who attended engaged in constructive yarning about sexual assault, and had their questions about reporting processes answered by the Redfern Police, and their questions about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse answered by a Royal Commission Support Service. They also received some information about the legal side of sexual assault from Wirringa Baiaya Aboriginal Women's Legal Centre. 

To find out more about what network members talked about, download a copy of the discussion notes here

You can also find notes from the Q&A sessions and presentations below:

Upcoming Network Meetings

The next meeting of the 'Hey Sis' network in the Sydney region hasn't been announced yet.

To join the network and be advised of upcoming meetings and activities,simply complete a copy of the Registration Form and send it to:

To find outmore about the Hey Sis network, please contact Rape & Domestic ViolenceServices Australia by phone: 02 8585 0333, or email: