Resources on family violence

Useful links

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety
National, independent research organisation established to produce produce research on violence against women and their children and facilitate its uptake into policy and practice.

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
Statewide service providing training, publications, research and other resources to those experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence, and practitioners and service organisations who work with family violence survivors.

The Lookout
Information, evidence-based resources and services for Victorian family violence workers and other professionals in universal and mainstream services to help them respond to family violence.

Australian Institute of Family Studies
Research body that conducts original research to increase understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them.

1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732
National sexual assault, domestic and family violence information and support line, 24 hours. Also provides information for family and friends, and workers and professionals on supporting women and children experiencing violence.

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre  – 1800 015 188 (support line) or 03 9322 3555
24-hour family violence response line providing access to professional support.

Sexual Assault Crisis Line – 1800 806 292
After-hours, telephone crisis counselling service for victim/survivors of both past and recent sexual assault. SACL operates between 5pm weeknights through to 9am the next day and throughout weekends and public holidays.

w|respect – 1800 542 847
w|respect is a specialist LGBTIQ family violence service supporting both people in LGBTIQ communities and their families affected by family violence. After hours counselling is available on Wednesday, between 5pm and 11pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, between 10am and 10pm.