Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum

The Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum was established in 2005 to enable the Victorian Government and Aboriginal communities to address issues of Aboriginal family violence.

Our role

To connect Aboriginal community members to key decision makers across government so they can address family violence issues together.

The Partnership Forum is the driver of the 10-year plan: 

The plan was launched in October 2018 and provides the strategic framework to deliver services to address Aboriginal family violence in the short, medium and long term. 


  • Co-Chairs, CEO Family Safety Victoria and Dhelk Dja Action Group Chairperson of hosting region
  • Chairpersons and Co-Chairpersons of the eleven Dhelk Dja Action Groups (formerly Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Groups (IFVRAGs))
  • Former Chair of the Indigenous Family Violence Taskforce
  • Aboriginal Community Elders Services (ACES)
  • Aboriginal Housing Victoria
  • Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Services Inc. (EMH)
  • Djirra
  • Indigenous Men’s Resource and Advisory Service (IMRAS)
  • Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)
  • Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS)
  • Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association (VACSAL)
  • Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. (VAEAI)
  • Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (VACCHO).
  • The Commission for Children and Young People (Aboriginal Commissioner)
  • Family Safety Victoria
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
  • Victoria Police
  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet 

More information 


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Reviewed 02 January 2020

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