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Provide expertise and leadership on all matters relating to family violence and the family violence service system in the Barwon Area

Family violence services and support

If you are concerned for your safety or that of someone else, please call 000 for emergency assistance, or attend your local police station to make a non-urgent report.  Victoria Police will continue to respond to family violence matters during COVID-19.

Specialist family violence services in the Barwon area are open and continue to provide specialist family violence services to people impacted by family violence during COVID-19.

We encourage anyone that needs support or advice to contact the relevant support services via telephone or email.

24 Hour services

If you have experienced family violence or sexual assault and require immediate or ongoing assistance, contact
1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
to talk to a counsellor from the National Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence hotline.

For confidential support and information, contact Safe Steps 24/7 family violence response line on
1800 015 188
Email: [email protected] (24/7)

Barwon region family violence specialist support

The Orange Door 1800 312 820
The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre
03 5222 4318 or [email protected]
Bethany Community Support 03 5278 8122
Sexual Assault Crisis Line (5pm-9am) 1800 806 292

Men’s support

The Orange Door 1800 312 820
Bethany Community Support 03 5278 8122
No to Violence Men’s Referral Service 1300 766 491
MensLine Australia 1300 789 978
Victims of Crime Helpline (8am-11pm) 1800 819 817 or text 0427 767 891 for adult male victims of family violence and victims of violent crime

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service 03 9403 9400
Djirra 1800 105 303
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service 1800 064 865
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative 03 5277 0044
The Orange Door 1800 312 820

LGBTIQ community support

With Respect 1800 542 847
The Orange Door 1800 312 820
Thorne Harbour Health 03 9865 6700
Drummond Street Services 03 9663 6733
Switchboard/Q/Life 1800 184 527
Trans Gender Victoria 03 9020 4642
Police – LGBTIQ Liaison Officer (GLLO) or
[email protected]

9B Strong St
South Geelong

The Barwon Area Integrated Family Violence Committee acknowledges the First Nations Peoples and traditional custodians of the land and waterways across Barwon, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation, and the Gulidjan and Gadubanud people of the Eastern Maar Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the Barwon Area, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. We recognise the leadership of Aboriginal communities and Elders in Victoria in preventing and addressing family violence, and improving outcomes for Aboriginal people, children, families and communities.