Help is available for those who have experienced family violence. Family violence includes not only physical injury but direct or indirect threats, sexual assault, emotional and psychological torment, economic control, damage to property, social isolation and any behaviour which causes a person to live in fear.
Latest News and Events
Monday 19 August 2013
Consultations are underway across Australia to help shape the new Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children ensuring that everyone can contribute to this important initiative.
Friday 26 July 2013
A new national foundation to prevent violence against women and children was launched earlier today by the Victorian and Commonwealth governments.
Friday 09 November 2012
On 9 October, Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Women’s Affairs Mary Wooldridge launched Victoria’s Action Plan to Address Violence against Women and Children 2012–2015 – Everyone has a Responsibility to Act.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
On 9 October 2012, Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Community Services and Women’s Affairs, Mary Wooldridge, launched Victoria’s Action Plan to Address Violence against Women and Children.
Contact information for people experiencing family or domestic violence and seeking help.
Family and domestic violence is any violent, threatening, coercive or controlling behaviour that occurs in current or past family, domestic or intimate relationships.
People experiencing homelessness not only need a roof over their head, but practical support to help them overcome the issues that can cause homelessness.
Community led initiatives which focus on violence in Indigenous families, including project summaries and task force report.
The Disability and Family Violence Crisis Response initiative assists Victorian women and children with a disability who are experiencing family violence. It includes support to access family violence crisis accommodation or support to remain safe in their own home.