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
Tuesday 14 October 2014
A new comprehensive package of initiatives to reduce the incidence of violence against women and children across Victoria has been announced.
Friday 26 September 2014
The Minister for Community Services, Mary Wooldridge today announced $650,000 in funding under the Victorian Indigenous Family Violence Strategy through the Community Initiative Fund to prevent and raise awareness of family violence in the Indigenous community across Victoria.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
The national campaign to end violence is gaining momentum with the relaunch of the organisation formerly known as the National Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children.
Tuesday 26 August 2014
A new initiative will help prevent violence against women and children in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Commonwealth, state and territory governments are working together, with the community to implement the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan).
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.