2020/21 Victorian State Budget Summary

On 24 November 2020, the Victorian State Budget 2020-21 was released with a strong focus on people and communities, setting Victoria on the road to recovery post-COVID-19. Delivering on its promise to “keeping women and children safe”, the state allocates $238 million to support victim-survivors of family violence and their families with a specific focus on multiagency information sharing and perpetrator accountability programs. Some of the new funding initiatives in the budget include investment in the social housing infrastructure and training for the sector.

DV Vic has prepared this brief summary of the budget measures that are relevant to the specialist family violence service sector, the broader community services sector that intersects with family violence, and to the critical work of progressing gender equality.

Read DV Vic’s 2020/21 Victorian State Budget Summary here.