- keep victims safe
- hold perpetrators to account
The Commission also discovered that:
- important information wasn't being shared effectively between organisations
- failure to share crucial information with frontline workers can have catastrophic consequences for victims of family violence
Under the Scheme, Information Sharing Entities or ISEs (key organisations and services) can share information related to assessing or managing family violence risk. The Scheme supports ISEs to:
- keep perpetrators in view and accountable
- promote the safety of victim survivors of family violence
The Scheme doesn't interfere with existing information sharing legislation, like privacy or child protection legislation.
Who can share information under the Scheme?
Information can only be shared under the Scheme by ISEs. The Ministerial Guidelines for the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme provide guidance on which organisations and services are prescribed and should be referred to any time information is shared under the scheme.
Download the Ministerial Guidelines for more detail about the Scheme:
The Scheme began on 26 February 2018 for a select group of organisations. Additional organisations were authorised in September 2018.
Access the list of authorised organisations
Some state-wide entities (including those organisations and services in sectors in the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme in February 2018) can access the online Information Sharing Entities list until a redeveloped online option is available.
You can request access if your organisation is funded by:
- Department of Justice and Regulation
- Family Safety Victoria
- Court Services
ISEs funded from one of the above agencies can request access to the online ISE list by registering via this link:
Reviewed 05 February 2020