About Us

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee lead change by advocating for the health and wellbeing of women across the Loddon Mallee Region.

We have a strategic focus on gender equity, sexual and reproductive health, primary prevention of violence against women, mental health and wellbeing, and women in a changing society.

WHLM recognises that women in our communities are diverse and have a variety of needs, circumstances and aspirations that affect their lives and their health. We are committed to working towards a future that sees equitable distribution of power and resources across all gender groups.

We work within an intersectional feminist framework to achieve gender equality by providing health information, education and support to local government, organisations, education providers, and community groups. 

Read more about Our Impact and the work that we do in our 2022-23 Annual Report.

Our Impact

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee’s work is guided by our purpose, our vision, and strategic goals as set out in our Strategic Plan.

Our Vision:

Equity in health and wellbeing for women of the Loddon Mallee region

Our Purpose:

To lead cultural and structural change to improve women’s lives based on a deep understanding of women’s experiences and stories

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan (2021-2025) helps to align the work we do with our vision of gender equity in the Loddon Mallee.

Annual Report

Read more about our impact and what we do in our 2022-2023 Annual Report.

Who We Are

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee was established in 1978 as the regional women’s health service in the rural Loddon Mallee region.

We operate as a not-for-profit community health promotion organisation and regional health service.

Find out more about our impact, vision and purpose and the work that we do.

What We Mean When We Refer To Women

WHLM defines a woman as anyone who lives and identifies as a woman, including cisgender and trans women1. We acknowledge that neither sex nor gender are binary in nature and that socially constructed understandings of what it means to be woman or man do not reflect the gender diversity of our community. As a rights-based organisation, championing gender equality and social justice, WHLM firmly believes in everyone’s right to self-determine and to safely express their gender.

1Our Watch. (2021). Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women in Australia (2nd ed.).

What Is Intersectionality?

Intersectionality is a framework for understanding unequal power structures and systems of disadvantage that overlap and cause compounding forms of oppression and discrimination. It takes into consideration aspects of a person’s social and political identity such as their gender, race, class, sexual orientation, physical ability, geographic location, and more.

Intersectionality takes into consideration personal experiences as well as the complex and multidimensional experiences of groups. This approach helps to identify the social structures that fail to support inclusion and equity, setting a pathway for a more just and equitable world.

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Annual Report 2022-23



Audited Financial Report 2022-23

Please see Women’s Health Loddon Mallee’s audited report for 2022-23 HERE.

2021-25 Strategic Plan

Privacy Policy + Statement

For information about how we collect and use data to provide health services in our region, please see our Privacy Policy and Statement