Our reform journey so far

We have now spent seven years working on our 10-year plan.

  • 2015

    • The Royal Commission into Family Violence is established.
    • Victoria Police establishes Australia’s first dedicated Family Violence Command.
  • 2016

    • The Victorian Government accepts all 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission.
    • The inaugural Victim Survivors Advisory Council (VSAC) is established.
    • Risk Assessment and Management Panels are rolled out across the state, to conduct multi-agency assessment of people at high risk of harm from family violence.
    • Caring Dads program commences to prevent fathers committing family violence
    • Ending family violence: Victoria’s 10-year plan for change is launched
  • 2017

    • Family Safety Victoria is established.
  • 2018

    • Dhelk Dja Agreement between Aboriginal communities and services and the Victorian Government to prevent and respond to family violence against Aboriginal people. 
    • Respect Victoria is established.
    • The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM), Family Violence Information Sharing (FVIS) Scheme and the Central Information Point are launched.
    • The first of 18 The Orange Door sites opens.
    • Implementation of minimum standards for men’s behavioural change programs.
  • 2019

    • The first ‘core and cluster’ refuge opens.
    • The first of 13 Specialist Family Violence Courts commence operation.
    • The Centre for Family Violence opens at the Victoria Police Academy.
  • 2020

    • The Family Violence Jobs Portal is launched.
    • Men's Accommodation and Counselling Services is established
  • 2021

    • The Gender Equality Act 2020 comes into effect.
    • All Victorian government schools signed onto the Respectful Relationships initiative.
    • Mandatory minimum qualifications for family violence practitioners introduced.
  • 2022

    • The Family Violence Memorial is unveiled.
  • 2023

    • All 227 Royal Commission recommendations implemented
    • The first of three Aboriginal Access Points to The Orange Door Networks opens.