We proudly acknowledge Victoria’s Aboriginal communities and their ongoing strength in practicing the world’s oldest living culture. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters on which we live and work, and pay our respect to their Elders past and present.
We acknowledge the ongoing leadership role of the Aboriginal community in addressing and preventing family violence, and join with our First Peoples to eliminate family violence from all communities.
Family violence services and support
If you have experienced violence or sexual assault and require immediate or ongoing assistance, contact 1800 RESPECT () 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 . If you are concerned for your safety or that of someone else, please contact the police in your state or territory, or call for emergency assistance.
Reviewed 13 December 2019