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Primary Prevention and Education Services

In case of emergency please contact Victoria Police: 000

Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC)

Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC)

Phone: 03 9418 0921

Location: State-wide

GEN VIC works with a broad array of organisations across Victoria – including government, peak bodies and public, community and private organisations – to advance a shared vision of gender equality, health and freedom from violence for every woman and girl in every community across Victoria.

Services Include:

  • Delivers and support coordinated and evidence-informed women’s health promotion activities
  • Facilitates collaboration and partnerships
  • Ensures women’s voices are integral to policy, legislation and services.

For more information see https://www.genvic.org.au/

Women's Health East

Women’s Health East

Phone: 03 9851 3700

Location: Doncaster

Services include:

  • Providing training, resources and education in preventing violence against women and women’s sexual and reproductive health for agencies.
  • Advocacy, research and community consultation
  • The Speaking Out program, providing training for survivors of family violence and sexual assault to advocate and inform.
  • Together for Equality and Respect, providing partner organisations with the opportunity to work together to prioritise, coordinate and integrate primary prevention efforts to prevent men’s violence against women.

For more information see http://whe.org.au/

FVREE (Formerly EDVOS)

FVREE (Formerly EDVOS)

Phone: 9259 4200

Location: Ringwood

FVREE is the lead Specialist Family Violence Service in the Eastern Metropolitan Region.

FVREE also provide a range of Primary Prevention of violence against women programs.

For more information see https://www.fvree.org.au/

Safe and Equal

Safe and Equal

Phone: (03) 8346 5200

Location: State-wide

Safe and Equal is the peak body for specialist family violence services for women and children in Victoria. We are an independent, non-government organisation.

Services Include:

  • advocate and provide advice to government with and on behalf of our members
  • lead innovation and influence policy, legislation and community attitudes
  • work with our members to strengthen specialist family violence practice and build the capacity of human services
  • work respectfully and collaboratively with all our partners.

For more information see https://safeandequal.org.au/

Women's Health Victoria

Women’s Health Victoria

Phone: 03 9664 9300

Location: State-wide

Women’s Health Victoria is the state-wide Primary Prevention agency. WHV advocate and build system capacity for a gendered approach to health that reduces inequalities and improves health outcomes for Victorian women. 

For more information see https://whv.org.au/

Women with Disabilities Victoria

Women with Disabilities Victoria

Phone: 03 9286 7800

Location: State-wide

Women with Disabilities Victoria  (WDV) is the peak body of women with disabilities in Victoria.

Services Include:

  • Provides systemic support, advocacy and resources to women with disabilities in leadership roles
  • Works with community services and organisations to ensure they are inclusive of women with disabilities
  • Ensures services for people with disabilities consider a gender perspective that is responsive to women with disabilities
  • Works in partnership with other disability and women’s organisaitons
  • Encourages and undertakes research on issues affecting women with disabilities
  • Provides a voice for women with disabilities to influence government policy and legislation.

For more information see https://www.wdv.org.au/

Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault

Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (ECASA)

Counselling Line: 03 9870 7330

Administration Line: 03 9870 7310

After hours: 1800 806 292 (24hrs)

Services include:

  • Face to face and telephone counselling and support
  • 24 hour access to crisis care services for adults aged 18 and overs who have been sexually assaulted within the last two weeks
  • Therapeutic group work
  • Community education, Secondary consultation and training for professionals
  • Information and referral to other relevant services.

For more information see https://www.easternhealth.org.au/services/item/174-eastern-centre-against-sexual-assault-ecasa

Boorndawan William Aboriginal Healing Service

Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Services

Phone: 03 9212 0200

Location: Lilydale

Services Include:

  • Aboriginal-specific family violence programs
  • Family Violence Intensive Case Management
  • Integrated Family Services
  • Men’s Family Violence Programs including Men’s Behaviour Change Program, Men’s Case Management Program, Brokerage
  • Cultural Healing Programs and Therapeutic demonstration Project
  • Counselling
  • Men’s Programs and Yarning Circles
  • Koori Kids are Kool Kids

For more information see https://www.bwahs.com.au/



Phone: 1800 105 303

Location: Abbotsford

Djirra is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation. They provide a range of legal services, including advice and advocacy in relation to:

  • Intervention Orders issued in relation to family violence
  • Family Law
  • Child Protection
  • VOCAT assistance
  • Legal issues connected to a family violence situation such as: complaints about police; assistance with Centrelink or the Child Support Agency; and problems with the Office of Housing about house damage.

Paralegal support Workers can assist with:

  • Information about family violence
  • Information about legal and other options available following an incident of family violence
  • Information about court processes
  • Court support for attending court hearings
  • Support when reporting crimes to the police.

Djirra provides legal services to Aboriginal women, men and children who are victims/survivors of family violence or sexual assault or who are at immediate risk of family violence or sexual assault. Djirra also assists non-Aboriginal parents of Aboriginal children who are victims/survivors of family violence or sexual assault.

Djirra can also arrange:

  • counselling sessions
  • Aboriginal workers to accompany Aboriginal women to appointments
  • safety planning discussion and follow up support.

Djirra provides both telephone and face to face legal advice.

For more information see https://djirra.org.au/

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Phone: 03 8727 0200

Location: Chirnside Park

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is a state-wide Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) servicing children, young people, families, and community members

VACCA offers a range of support services for families and children that promote the child’s growth and development focusing on positive parenting and family interaction.

The Early Intervention and Family Services (EI&FS) team work with families to promote family wellbeing, participation in the broader community and support increased access to other services.

The range of programs provided by EI&FS is varied and includes:

  • Family Violence Program for Aboriginal women, young people and children who have experienced family violence including Child Focused Family Violence Service, outreach and case management
  • Supported Playgroups
  • Indigenous Parenting Support Service
  • Aboriginal Stronger Families
  • Aboriginal Family Restorations
  • Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making
  • Cradle To Kinder
  • Family Services
  • Youth programs
  • Emergency relief
  • Housing and homelessness support

For more information see https://www.vacca.org/

Respect Victoria

Respect Victoria

Location: State-wide

Respect Victoria are the dedicated organisation for the prevention of family violence and violence against women in Victoria. 

Respect Victoria works with partners in rural and regional Victoria, education and care settings, workplaces, community organisations, faith-based and cultural organisations, sport, the arts and media.

For more information see https://www.respectvictoria.vic.gov.au

Respectful Relationships

Respectful Relationships is a Department of Education and Training initiative that supports Government, Catholic and Independent schools to use a whole-school approach to promote and model respect, equality, positive attitudes and behaviours with an aim of preventing family violence. It teaches children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence.

For more information see https://www.vic.gov.au/respectful-relationships

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