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Family Violence Centre Contacts

Contacts

The following services are available for women (and, in some cases, men) in situations of family violence.

 

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service (Vic)
Level 3, 70–80 Wellington Street, Collingwood Vic 3066
Tel: 9244 3333; 1800 105 303
Web: www.fvpls.org
 
Centre against Sexual Assault (CASA)
Sexual Assault Crisis Line
1800 806 292
This number contacts the centre closest to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, state-wide.
Includes counselling and support.
TTY: 9635 3620 (9 am–5 pm); 9344 2744 (after hours)
Web: www.sacl.com.au and www.casa.org.au
 For details of metropolitan and regional CASAs, 
visit the website or go to “Contacts” in Chapter 4.3: Sexual Offences.
 
Child Protection - Department of Human Services
Tel: 13 12 78
Web: www.dhs.vic.gov.au
 
Community Health Centres
Call the Department of Health on 1300 253 942 
for details of these clinics and centres in metropolitan and country areas.
Details of centres are also available on the Department of Health website 
at www.health.vic.gov.au.
 
Domestic Violence Victoria
Tel: 9921 0828
Web: www.dvvic.org.au
 
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
292 Wellington Street, Collingwood Vic 3066
Tel: 9486 9866 (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm)
Web: www.dvrcv.org.au
 
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard
Tel: 9663 2939; 1800 184 527
Web: www.switchboard.org.au
 
inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence 
(formerly Immigrant Women’s Domestic Violence Service)
Tel: 8413 6800; 1800 755 988TTY: 9419 3536
Web: www.intouch.asn.au
 For information and support for women from culturally and linguistically 
diverse backgrounds affected by family violence.
 
MensLine Australia
Tel: 1300 789 978 (24 hours, 7 days per week)
Website: www.mensline.org.au
 Confidential counselling, information and referral.
Includes online fact sheets and resources.
 
Men’s Referral Service
Tel: 1800 065 973
Web: www.mrs.org.au
 A service for men concerned about their anger or violence 
(9 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday)
 
National Sexual Assault Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Service
Tel: 1800 737 732
www.1800respect.org.au
 
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)
Tel: 13 14 50
Service available Australia-wide for the cost of a local call 24 hours, 7 days a week.
 
Victims of Crime Helpline
Helpline: 1800 819 817
Web: www.justice.vic.gov.au/victimsofcrime
 For help dealing with the effects of crimes, including family violence.
 
VicPolice
There are family violence liaison officers at each 24-hour police station. 
There is also the Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team (SOCIT)
(formerly Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Unit)
Contact your nearest police station, or ring 000 at any hour.
Web: www.police.vic.gov.au
 
Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria
Tel: 9322 3555 (24-hour crisis line); 1800 015 188 (24-hour crisis line)
Web: www.wdvcs.org.au

Note:
For obvious reasons of security, the addresses of women’s refuges are not available.
The service provides a central referral service for women in need of crisis accommodation, state-wide.
It also provides advice, counselling, support groups and information.

Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)
372 Spencer Street, West Melbourne 3003
Tel: 1300 134 130TTY: 13 36 77
Web: www.wire.org.au
 
Women’s Legal Service Victoria
Level 3, 43 Hardware Lane, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 9642 0877; 1800 133 302
Web: www.womenslegal.org.au
 Telephone advice for women only
 
Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV)
Women’s Health Victoria Level 9, 255 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 9286 7800
Web: www.wdv.org.au
 
 
 
 

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