Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service
Direct support to Indigenous women and their families affected by family violence. They provide legal assistance, counselling, referral, training and advocacy.
Children, Families and Young People (Department of Human Services)
Victorian State Government department site, with information about family violence and child abuse, child protection, resources, and other links.
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
State-wide resource centre for information about domestic violence and sexual assault, providing training, publications, information, referral and links.
Domestic Violence Victoria
DV Vic is a peak advocacy organisation committed to the rights of women and children to live free of violence.
Family Court of Australia
Family law information, including a guide for parents regarding children and separation, your house and money matters and information about defacto relationships.
Education and individual and family counselling to foster healthy relationships, groups for women and men and assertiveness training.
Love: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Online guide on love, respect and abuse in relationships for young women. Includes personal stories, information and support services.
Magistrates Court of Victoria
This site includes links to the Specialist Family Violence Court (under ‘Specialist Court Jurisdictions’) established in 2005, and other legal information, forms, links and resources.
No to Violence
Works with men to help them end their violent behaviour, including through phone counselling.
General advice about relationships, some information about domestic violence, lists of Relationships Counselling services.
Safe at Home
If your partner or a family member is hurting you, it’s not your fault. This website helps you to know what you can do about it. You have the right to stay in your home and have the violent person leave.
safe steps Family Violence Response Centre
The state-wide 24/7 first responder for women and children experiencing family violence, providing a central pathway into the specialist family violence system. Intervention, support and advocacy services provided at no cost to the user.
The Health Costs of Violence
VicHealth’s groundbreaking study measuring the health impacts of Intimate Partner Violence.
Victoria Police Family Violence Unit
The role of the Family Violence Unit (FVU) is to work with central departments and geographical regions of Victoria Police to develop and implement strategies aimed at enhancing the police response to family violence.
Women’s Safety After Separation
Provides information for women and workers assisting women with children escaping abuse and violence. It covers: Family Law, Legal Aid, Domestic Violence, Emergency Contacts, Survival Strategies, Protection Orders, Child Protection, Research and Resources.