Useful Links

Other organisations making a difference for children and young people

Peak & Advocacy Bodies

Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA)

Australian Council of Social Service

Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

CLAN (Care Leavers of Australia Network)

CREATE (for children & young people in care)

Community Child Care Victoria

Domestic Violence Australia

Families Australia

Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV)

Grandparents Victoria

International Foster Care Organisation

National Children's Bureau (UK)

SNAICC (Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care)

Victorian Council of Social Service

Youth Affairs Council Victoria

Partner Organisations & Programs

Austin Health (CAMHS)

Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network (ACATLGN)

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Foundation House

La Trobe University School of Social Work

MacKillop Family Services

Mindful - Centre for training & research in developmental health


MoneyMinded (financial literacy program)

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS)

Salvation Army - Westcare

VANISH a search, support, information and referral service for those who have left care or have had an adoption experience

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Wilin Centre

Who am I? Project - Pathways

Resources, Policy & Research

Infoxchange Service Seeker

Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network (ACATLGN)

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault

Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY)

Child Trauma Academy

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Communities and Families Clearinghouse Australia

National Child Protection Clearinghouse

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Raising Children Network

SNAICC Resource Service - Clearinghouse Tools and Resources

Social Policy Research Centre

Family & Domestic Violence

For Workers

Northern Integrated Family Violence Services

Australian Parliamentary Library briefing on domestic violence in Australia
Parliament of Australia - Parliamentary Library

Australian Clearinghouse for domestic violence

Swinburne University of Technology - Common Risk Assessment Framework for Family Violence

For Women

Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Safe Steps - Family Violence Response Centre

Stories of women who have survived violence
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

'Family Violence: Victoria's had enough' State Government

Technology Safety Tips
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Resources for Children & Young People

Impact of family violence on children
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Better Health Victorian Government fact sheet on impact if family violence on children
Better Health Victorian Government

For young people living with family violence between their parents/caregivers
Bursting the bubble

Information and advice for young people about abuse and violence in their intimate relationships
Love: good bad ugly

For Men

Men's Referral Line - information on family violence
Men's Line Australia

No To Violence - Male Family Violence Prevention Association

White Ribbon Day Australia


Victorian Police - Crime Prevention & Community Safety


Department of Justice & Regulation - Family Violence


Women's Legal Service Victoria

Victorian Legal Aid: information on intervention orders

Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Family Violence Intervention Oder FVIO1 - Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Family Law and Family Violence

Victim of Crime Assistance

Victim of Crime Tribunal


Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service
Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service or 1800 105 303

Elizabeth Hoffman House Aboriginal Women's Family Violence Services provides crisis accommodation and support for Aboriginal women and spouses of Aboriginal men
Elizabeth Hoffman House or 0438 528 525 or 9482 5744

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse)
Services and family violence information in languages other than English

inTouch - Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

Hot Peach Pages
International information against violence in over 80 languages

Victorian Legal Aid Information in Community Languages

Legal Information on Immigration Issues
Victoria Legal Aid
See links to community legal services which specialise in this area.


Women with Disabilities Victoria

Information on family violence for women with disabilities from DVRCV
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

GLBTI Community

Free, confidential and anonymous telephone counselling, referral and information service

Help & Advice
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

How to support someone experiencing family violence

For family, friends and neighbours
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Government Departments & Programs

Government Online Directory


Child Support Agency (Commonwealth)

Department of Human Services (Victoria)

Department of Health (Victoria)

Department of Education & Early Childhood Development (Victoria)

Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (Commonwealth)

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs (Commonwealth)

Department of Planning & Community Development (Victoria)

Department of Premier & Cabinet (Victoria)

Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet (Commonwealth)

Family Court of Australia

Looking After Children (Victoria)


National Relay Service

Office for Child Safety Commissioner (OCSC)