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Family violence emergency

If you are in immediate danger, have been threatened, or are fearful for yourself, a child or family member, call 000 emergency or police.

Family violence help in Victoria

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre: 1800 015 188
24/7 phone support to help you explore options, develop a safety plan and link you to crisis support.

Family violence support Australia-wide

Call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) 24-hour, national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Support

Call 13YARN (13 92 76) for 24/7 free and confidential service

Homelessness: emergency accommodation

If you need emergency accommodation you can call 1800 825 955 to speak with a housing and support worker. The service is available 24 hours a day.

Men’s Help Line

Call 13000 78 99 78 to access counselling to help with emotional, family and relationship issues.

Getting a family violence intervention order

See resources in English, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese

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Free legal help

Victoria Legal Aid gives free legal advice with problems such as fines, debt, child protection and victim of crime support.

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Other sources of family violence support

Other ways to get non-urgent family violence support.

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Family violence: in community languages

Translated information on family violence and how to get help

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