Your voice against violence

We shape a world where victim-survivors can live fulfilled lives, free from fear and violence.

Domestic Violence Victoria is the peak body for specialist family violence services supporting victim-survivors.


COVID-19 and Family Violence

General information about COVID-19 and family violence

COVID-19 information for victim-survivors of family violence

COVID-19 information for family and friends


Merger Announcement

Domestic Violence Victoria and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria will merge in 2020-2021 to create a new entity. More information available here.


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All things being equal, there would be no violence against women

About family violence

Advocating for change

Campigns & Projects

Strengthening Family Violence Regional Integration

This initiative is designed to increase evidence-informed decision making by the 14 FVRIC across Victoria, leading to more coordinated responses to family violence.

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Reports & Submissions

Annual Report 2019-20

The past 12 months at Domestic Violence Victoria have been a time of enormous change intended to deliver long term benefits to our members, the sector, the system and ultimately, victim-survivors. At a Special General Meeting in March, our members voted overwhelmingly in favour of a merger between DV Vic and Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV). This was the culmination of an in-depth merger exploration process and due diligence…

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In the news

Sara wants Victoria to criminalise coercive control, but family violence and legal experts are split on the issue

Tania Farha, chief executive of Domestic Violence Victoria and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, says the royal commission reforms should be implemented before additional changes are considered. “I think everyone would agree that we need a whole-of-system approach to improve responses to coercive control,” Ms Farha says. “Here in Victoria, a new law isn’t the starting point for this. “Coercive control is enshrined in Victoria’s legal definition of family violence, and before introducing new…

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