Family violence support

Violence is against the law and it's never your fault. It can be hard to talk about violence you've experienced in a family relationship, but help is available.

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We work in partnership with a range of organisations to promote support services available in the community and to work on the prevention of family violence.

Where can you go for help?

If you're in danger call the Police on 000 (Triple Zero) immediately. The police can issue a Safety Notice, which means a violent person must leave the home for up to 72 hours.

If you want to leave or discuss a family violence situation, call Safe Steps on 1800 015 188 or one of the other crisis services listed below.

Immediate/crisis services — available 24/7 Contact number
Safe steps Family Violence Response Centre 1800 015 188
1800RESPECT — National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service 1800 RESPECT (737 732)
InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence 9413 6500 or 1800 755 988
The Orange Door (Bayside Peninsula) 1800 319 353
W|Respect 1800 LGBTIQ  (1800 542 847)
Djirra 1800 105 303
WIRE 1300 134 130
Men’s Line Australia 1300 789 978
Child Protection - Department of Human Services 1300 655 795 or 13 12 78 (AH)
Kids Helpline 800 551 800

What are we doing?

The Glen Eira Family Violence Prevention Action Plan 2019–2021 (PDF, 9.5MB) outlines our approach to preventing family violence and violence against women and children. It works toward a vision for a safe, healthy and inclusive community that is free from all forms of family violence.

This plan is based on our signed commitment to Preventing Violence Together — A Strategy for the Southern Metropolitan Region 2016–2021 (WHISE 2016). Under this agreement, more than  30 partners have committed to work together to prevent violence against women and children.

Our plan outlines the activities and actions we will implement to help support the prevention of family violence in the workplace, community and in the home.

For more information on what we have been doing, download the Key achievements of the Family Violence Action Plan – 2017–18 (PDF, 98KB).

Family Violence Fact Sheets help you recognise and take action against family violence. It also includes details of a range of local and statewide family violence services.

Family Violence Fact Sheet for COVID-19

Family Violence Fact Sheet — English (PDF 136KB)

DHHS — Family Violence Fact Sheet — Mandarin (simplified)

DHHS — Family Violence Fact Sheet — Greek

Family Violence Fact Sheet — Hebrew (PDF 142KB)

DHHS — Family Violence Fact Sheet — Hindi

DHHS — Family Violence Fact Sheet — Russian

DHSS — Family Violence Fact Sheet — Vietnamese


Family violence is a serious issue and reporting of family violence incidents has continued to rise in Glen Eira, as it has across Victoria. For further statistics on family violence incidents, visit the Crime Statistics Agency website.

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