Free from Violence Annual Report – Year One 2018-19

Victoria's strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women.

6 Dec 2019

Aboriginal acknowledgement

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 (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.