Response to Royal Commission into Family Violence
The Victorian Government announced the Royal Commission into Family Violence, chaired by Justice Marcia Neave AO, in December 2014.
The Royal Commission received about 1,000 submissions, held 25 hearings with more than 200 witnesses, and hosted 44 group consultations with 850 people across the state.
It handed down its report on 29 March 2016.
The Government has accepted all 227 recommendations.
Australia's first Royal Commission into Family Violence provides a once in a generation opportunity to examine our system from the ground up and put victim survivors at the centre of family violence reform.
The Victorian Government committed $572 million over two years in the 2016/17 Victorian Budget to respond to the Royal Commission recommendations that must be done now – including more housing and crisis refuges, more counsellors, more prevention programs and more support for children who are victims of family violence.
Working with the Community
Victoria is changing the way it responds to family violence to provide improved support and services. A series of community consultations were held across regional Victoria and we heard from different perspectives of community life.
Be a part of the conversation to create a shared vision for an improved Family Violence system.
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- 6 September 2016 - Targeting Financial Abuse: More Support For Family Violence Victims
- 17 August 2016 - More Support For Hospitals To Tackle Family Violence
- 17 August 2016 - More Support For Family Violence Victims
- 31 July 2016 - More Than 300 Homes For Those Escaping Family Violence
- 14 July 2016 - Gender Equality Roadshow Hits The Highway
- 13 July 2016 - Shining A Light On Family Violence In Early Childhood
- 1 July 2016 - Protecting Children From Sexual Exploitation
- 27 June 2016 - Family Violence Fund Assists Vulnerable Victorians
- 27 June 2016 - Next Phase Of Family Violence Reform Begins Today
- 23 June 2016 - Support For Allied Health Workers To Tackle Family Violence
- 23 June 2016 - First Step In National Domestic Violence Scheme
- 16 June 2016 - More Resources For Family Violence Risk Management
- 16 June 2016 - More Training To Identify And Respond To Family Violence
- 24 May 2016 - New Anti-Family Violence Trial: An Australian First
- 12 May 2016 - More Child Protection Workers To Keep Kids Safe
- 8 May 2016 - Better Training For Carers Of Vulnerable Young People
- 8 May 2016 - Fixing Victoria's Residential Care
- 4 May 2016 - Extra Support To Meet The Urgent Needs Of Family Violence Victims
- 27 April 2016 - Keeping Our Kids Safe: More Support For Child Protection
- 13 April 2016 - Housing Blitz For Women And Children Begins
- 13 April 2016 - Stronger Justice System To Respond To Family Violence
- 13 April 2016 - Urgent Family Violence Investment Will Help Keep Women And Children Safe
- 13 April 2016 - More Support For Aboriginal Victorians At Risk Of Family Violence
- 13 April 2016 - Roadmap For Reform Will Mean A Safer Future For Vulnerable Kids
- 13 April 2016 - Promoting Respectful Relationships In Our Schools And Kinders
- 12 April 2016 - Monash Uni To Review Family Violence Framework
- 8 April 2016 - Family Violence Support For Vulnerable Children
- 3 April 2016 - United States Child Welfare Experts Visit Victoria
- 31 March 2016 - Regional Victorians Will Be Safer Under Family Violence Overhaul
- 30 March 2016 - It's Time To Fix Our Broken Family Violence System
- 29 March 2016 - Government Receives Report Of The Royal Commission Into Family Violence
Family violence services and support
If you have experienced violence or sexual assault and require immediate or ongoing assistance, contact 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) to talk to a counsellor from the National Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence hotline.
For confidential support and information, contact Safe Steps' 24/7 family violence response line on 1800 015 188.
If you are concerned for your safety or that of someone else, please contact the police in your state or territory, or call 000 for emergency assistance.