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Ending Family Violence: Victoria's Plan for Change

Ending Family Violence: Victoria's Plan for Change

Today Premier Daniel Andrews launched the Victorian Government's 10 Year Plan to prevent and respond to family violence. It is a defining moment for the State's history, nationally and internationally.

The Victorian Government's Ending Family Violence: Plan for Change is a shared vision to free Victoria from family violence.

Working together with Victoria's first Victim Survivors' Advisory Council (VSAC) and led by the expertise of the specialist family violence sector, this plan builds on the 227 recommendations from the Royal Commission into family violence addressing how government will deliver these changes to respond and prevent family violence in the future.

The Premier speaks out about the greatest stand against family violence and our plan for change. Watch and share the Premier's video below.

The 10 Year Plan outlines:

  • our shared vision for the future
  • how all of the Royal Commission recommendations will be delivered
  • how the voices of victims survivors, Aboriginal people and people from diverse communities have shaped and will continue to shape the future system
  • who needs to be involved, with whole of community effort required to transform how we prevent and respond to family violence, underpinned by a Gender Equality Strategy and Primary Prevention Strategy
  • how the support, safety and recovery of victims and vulnerable families and children will be strengthened through changes to the family violence system, but also from changes to other systems, including justice, housing and children and family services
  • how perpetrators will be held to account and supported to address violent behaviours
  • what existing foundations, systems and partnerships need to be built upon and sustained
  • what innovation is required to create lasting change including through better coordination, information sharing, funding innovation, workforce development and improved responsiveness to diverse communities
  • next steps including the delivery of a 10 Year Investment Plan and our first Rolling Action Plan to detail the concrete actions and investment to implement changes.

A high level summary of the 10 Year Plan for change. Watch and share the video.

Please visit the new Family Violence website that has been created to support the 10-year plan.

If you would like us to contact us for more information, please email fv.consultations@dpc.vic.gov.au.

Change starts now

VSAC Video

Members of Victoria's first Victim Survivors' Advisory Council talk about how this feels different, what changes they would like to see and help make, and their vision for family violence in 2026. Watch and share the video.

Members of the Victim Survivor Advisory Council discuss family violence from Dept of Premier & Cabinet Vic on Vimeo.

Stories of Change

Various images of people telling their family violence stories

With the launch of the Plan and new website, it was only right that we underpin this with the essence of why change is important, who is inspiring this change and the personal and professional perspectives of those who are taking a stand against family violence. These are the 'stories of change'.

Stories of change from victim survivors, FVSC committee members, Ministers and sector representatives give a powerful voice to the significant ways change can happen and how others are taking a stand against family violence. View the stories of change on the new Family Violence website.

If you would like to contribute to this section of our website, please email fv.consultations@dpc.vic.gov.au.

Current and future insights

A key part of informing the plan was mapping current and future insights from victim survivors. High level insights represented in the plan can be heard on the website.

Current and future insights

Holly's story

The impact of family violence from a child's perspective has been beautifully written by a victim survivor and shared as part of the launch of the plan. Read Holly's story.

Holly's story

Victoria Against Violence

Victoria Against Violence commences on Friday 25 November. A 16–day, community–based education and awareness initiative about family and gender violence will run to 10 December. The campaign coincides with the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against gendered violence.

During the 16 Days of Activism individuals, organisations and workplaces are being asked to be visible against violence by 'going orange'. That means wearing orange, and 'oranging' your home, neighbourhood, workplace and sharing it using #OrangeDay.

As a bright and optimistic colour, orange is the UN designated (international) colour for the elimination of violence against women and girls. There are a range of events happening over the 16 Days, including the illumination of iconic Melbourne buildings in orange, and launch of the first ever gender equality strategy.

The full event calendar can be found here: www.vic.gov.au/victoriaagainstviolence.

Support for change needs to be visible and voices need to be heard to change community attitudes to family and gender violence. Let's unite to spread the message that family and gender violence is serious, prevalent and preventable, and encourage our communities to think and act towards a world free from family and gender violence.

You can find out more about how to become involved on the website and by following us on Instagram and Twitter.

We want to hear from you

Do you have content to share? Send your photos, videos, key dates or any other information to Christine Panayotou.