39 Hospital Street Heathcote VIC 3523
03 5431 0900

Heathcote Community Dog Walk

November - 26, 2020
(part of the Greater Bendigo Against Family Violence calendar of events for 16 days of activism campaign)

DO you live in Heathcote, a surrounding town or community?

You’re invited to the Heathcote Community Dog Walk!

It’s a 16-day long ‘virtual’ event to raise awareness on gender and family based violence in rural communities, Nov 25 – Dec 10.

Photo: 1 – SES volunteer, Mel Thompson with Ruby (aka #Bluey) the heeler. 2 – Laraine Leask, Heathcote CFA, CEO Heathcote Health, Dan Douglass, Melanie Thompson (SES), Leading Senior Constable Stewart Probst, Heathcote Police, Kerstin Brauns, President, O’Keefe Challenge, Vanessa Wiltshire, Heathcote resident, Ruby Blue the heeler, Coordinator of Heathcote Community House, Vicki Forde.


  1. Get out with your family and friends on a walk – COVIDSafe – dogs encouraged, but not essential. We love the Heathcote Dog Park and the O’Keefe Rail Trail. Luckily they’re located in the same place: next to the Lions rotunda and Heathcote Primary School car park on Herriot St (Mitre 10 end).
  2. Wear something orange
  3. Take a photo
  4. Post it to social media with the hash tag #WhyWeWalk

The Heathcote Community Dog Walk is registered with the Safe Steps virtual walk, and is part of the Greater Bendigo Against Family Violence calendar of events, for the 16 days of activism campaign against family violence.

Together we can raise awareness and start an important conversation!

DO YOU NEED HELP? contact Orange Door (Loddon) on 1800 512 359 or visit https://orangedoor.vic.gov.au/ . 

The Heathcote Community House can act as a point of referral for services, tel 5431 0930.

In an emergency, contact 000.