Keeping Victorians safe

All Victorians have the right to feel safe, whether at home, work or in the community.

We’re leading the nation with reforms and infrastructure investment to address family violence. The Victorian Government has committed to a 10-year agenda of action. That includes $1.9 billion over four years to protect victims. And hold perpetrators to account.

We’re also making a $2 billion investment in policing across the state. The largest in Victoria’s history. This includes more than 3,100 extra officers on the streets. Equipped with the resources, and equipment to keep our state safe.

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Family violence is the single largest cause of homelessness for women.


Projects and reforms

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan includes 6 projects and reforms under this Justice and emergency services priority. These are detailed in the Justice and emergency services sector plan and full edition VIP, available for download together with:

  • Government response - outlines our position and addresses 137 recommendations made by Infrastructure Victoria in its 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
  • Technical report - indicates where projects and reforms meet the plan’s four objectives

Case study

Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence

The Royal Commission into Family Violence delivered its final report in March 2016. This was the culmination of a 13-month inquiry. The Commission examined how to:

  • prevent family violence
  • improve early intervention
  • support victims
  • hold perpetrators to account

The Victorian Government committed to implementing all of the commission’s 227 recommendations. In April 2016 it provided $572 million to begin work on the most urgent recommendations.

The 10-year plan to end family violence was launched in November 2016. This plan outlines the government's strategy for implementing the recommendations.

In the 2017/18 State Budget, a further $1.9 billion was provided to start delivering on measures including:

  • $448.1 million to establish 17 family violence safety and support hubs
  • more than $270 million for victim assistance, support and counselling
  • $269.4 million to implement the specialist Family Violence Courts model in five Magistrates' Courts


The Victorian Infrastructure Plan identifies 4 other priorities within the Justice and emergency services sector. They are:

Building the corrections and youth justice facilities we need

New and improved court services

Deploying ICT innovations

Enhancing public safety