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COVID-19 Information & Resources

On this page you can find: 

  • COVID-19 & Family Violence Information and Resources
  • Eastern Metropolitan Region & Statewide Service Updates
  • General COVID-19 Information & Resources 
  • RFVP Training, Forums & Events Updates

The latest:

MARAM Practice Guide: Minimum Response to victim survivors during

COVID-19 period here.


Northern Integrated Family Violence Services invites practitioners to watch the Responding to Family Violence During COVID-19 webinar here.


Family Violence – there is no excuse. Victoria Police has launched a suite of videos in multiple languages to encourage people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to seek help if they are experiencing family violence. View here.

COVID-19 & Family Violence Information & Resources 

The Lookout

COVID-19 & Family Violence Information, Resources and FAQ.

Domestic Violence Victoria

General Information about COVID-19 & Family Violence.

No To Violence

Adapting Practice & Practice Guidelines.

DHHS COVID-19 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Sector Guidelines (Version 1.0)
Domestic Violence Victoria

Information on family violence for Family and friends.

Domestic Violence Victoria

Information for Victim Survivors. 


COVID-19 Resources for Family Violence Agencies Using Technology.

Safe and Together Institute Blog

COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse: How to access and respond.

Emergency Relief Packages 

Information and advice on how people in need can access relief packages.

Respect Victoria

Staying safe in the current environment.

Rainbow Health Victoria 

Tip sheet on how to provide LGBTIQ inclusive service during COVID-19.

Family Court of Australia & Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Information on Parenting Orders and Covid 19.

Eastern Metropolitan Region & Statewide Service Updates

Agencies are changing the way they operate and finding new ways to provide services to the community under new restrictions and guidelines. If you would like to share updates relating to how your organisation is working in this time including changes to service delivery, please contact the RFVP.

As we learn about any changes or updates. we will do our best to update this page as new information and resources become available. Please note that service details below may change without notice.


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Practice Direction


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Update on service provision and resources for families with children in isolation.


Update on service provision and resources for LGBTIQ+ community.

General COVID-19 Information & Resources 

DHHS COVID-19 Information, updates and advice about the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

DHHS Chief Health Officer Alerts, advisories, newsletter and digests from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer.

DHHS Translated Resources- Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) COVID-19 information translated for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

National Disability Insurance Agency Easy read format about response to COVID-19 available in 5 different languages.

RFVP Trainings, Forums and Events Updates

The RFVP is continuing to follow the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Guidelines ( and putting in place measures to reduce the impact of the virus on the community.

The following RFVP events have been postponed to prioritise the health and wellbeing of participants, and recognising that many of our partners will need to prioritise critical service delivery in the coming weeks.

  • MARAM Collaborative Practice Training is suspended at this time.
  • Action Feedback Kit Training scheduled for 23 April 2020 has been cancelled.

All RFVP Trainings, Forums and Events planned in May and June will be reviewed, assessing the risks and following relevant guidelines at that time. Online events will be delivered where possible, watch this space!

RFVP Newsletter

For family violence sector updates and news on events/trainings.

RFVP Calendar of Events

Find out what events are happening throughout the year and book online.

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