Response to Royal Commission into Family Violence

The Report

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. It has investigated criminal law corrections and the courts. It has looked at support services, the health system, alcohol and drug treatment. It has looked at refuges, housing and education. It has also looked at the resources and tools available to our hard-working police officers.

The Royal Commission has provided practical recommendations to prevent and address family violence, based on an examination of the current service system and best practice approaches. The Victorian Government has committed to implementing each of the Family Violence Royal Commission Report recommendations.

The Government is committed to working collaboratively with victim survivors and the family violence sector in the implementation of the Royal Commission's recommendations and in establishing strong governance.

View the Interactive Final Report (PDF, 2,082 pages, 22.9MB) (This document requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Individual volumes

Each report volume (inc. 'Summary & Recommendations') has also been made available as separated PDFs:

These documents require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader

Family Violence Steering Committee

A Family Violence Steering Committee will be established to help reform the family violence system.

The committee will allow the Government, experts and the organisations that support survivors to sit at the same table to guide our reform of a system that has failed family violence victims for too long.

The Hon. Fiona Richardson MP and Premier Daniel Andrews

Victim Survivors' Advisory Council

The 2015 Australian of the Year and family violence campaigner, Rosie Batty, will chair a Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council. The Council will provide a consistent mechanism for ongoing engagement and play an integral part in the design of new services and systems.

Rosie Batty

Media releases

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 or chat online to a counsellor from the National Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence hotline.


SAFE STEPS 1800 015 188

For confidential support and information contact Safe Steps 1800 015 188 family violence response line 24/7.

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.

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