Family Violence Support Services and Information

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger or require Police attendance, call 000

If a person feels unsafe and requires urgent assistance:

Victoria Police – 000

Safe Steps – 1800 015 188
24/7 family violence response offering professional support, information and referrals
www.safesteps.org.au

Centre Against Sexual Assault – 1800 806 292
24/7 telephone crisis counselling service for people who have experienced both past and recent sexual assault

If a person wants to talk to someone about their situation:​

1800RESPECT helpline – 1800 737 732
National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7
www.1800respect.org.au

Child & Family Services (CAFS)
Provides a range of programs and services to children, young people and families who need support
www.cafs.org.au

Centre Against Sexual Assault – 1800 806 292
24/7 telephone crisis counselling service for people who have experienced both past and recent sexual assault
Centre Against Sexual Assault — Central Victoria

Centre for Non-Violence 
Providing family violence and homelessness outreach services in the Loddon region. 
9am-5pm weekdays  
Ph: 1800 884 292
Centre for Non-Violence 

Djirra – 1800 105 303
Aboriginal support services
Bendigo – 03 4435 0500
https://djirra.org.au

Lifeline – 13 11 24

24/7 crisis line
Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14 – Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.

Mallee Sexual Assault Unit
24/7 support for women, men and children experiencing sexual assault
Swan Hill – 03 5033 1786
Mildura – 03 5025 5400
Mallee Sexual Assault Unit and Domestic Violence Services (msau-mdvs.org.au)

Mallee Domestic Violence Services (MDVS) 
Support for women, men & children experiencing domestic violence in Northern and Southern Mallee region. 
24 hours, 7 days 
Ph: (Swan Hill) (03) 5033 1899 
Ph: (Mildura) (03) 5021 2130 
Mallee Domestic Violence Services (MDVS) 

QLife – 1800 184 527
LGBTQIA+ community peer support and referral
QLife

Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277
Family violence prevention, support and recovery
Relationships Australia | Achieving positive and respectful relationships

Safe Steps – 1800 015 188
24/7 family violence response offering professional support, information and referrals
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

The Orange Door
A free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence
Loddon – 1800 512 359
Mallee – 1800 290 943
Family violence support and extra help for children and families
orangedoor.vic.gov.au

WIRE Women’s Support Line – 1300 134130
Free support, referrals & information on any issue for women, non-binary & gender diverse people in Victoria
Support, Referrals & Information for Victorian Women | WIRE

InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence 
Supporting migrant, refugee, and culturally and linguistically diverse women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. Bilingual and bi-cultural workers available. 
9am-5pm weekdays 
Ph: 1800 755 988
InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence 

Rural Outreach Services – Loddon Mallee 
Domestic violence outreach workers provide support to women and children escaping or experiencing domestic violence.  
24 hours, 7 days 
Ph: (Mildura MDVS) (03) 5021 2130  
Ph: (Swan Hill MDVS) (03) 5033 1899  
Ph: (Bendigo CNV, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri) 1800 884 038 

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre 
Free legal information and advice to Central Victorians who cannot afford a lawyer or cannot access legal aid. Interpreter services available. 
9am-5pm weekdays 
Ph: 1800 450 909
Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre 

Housing Justice 
Free, confidential advice and assistance to tenants living in Bendigo, Loddon, Campaspe, Mt Alexander, Central Goldfields and parts of Macedon Ranges. 
9am-5pm weekdays 
Ph: (Bendigo) (03) 5445 0990  
Ph: (from outside Bendigo) 
1800 450 990
Housing Justice 

Blue Knot 
Support and advocacy for people who have complex trauma, and those who support them personally and professionally.  
9am-6pm weekdays 
9am-5pm weekends and public holidays 
Helpline and Redress Support Service – 1300 657 380 
National Counselling and referral service – Disability 1800 421 468
Blue Knot 

For users of violence:​

If someone discloses that they are a user of violence, you can refer them to one of these services: 

DardiMunwurro1800 435 799
24-hour Crisis support line for Aboriginal men
Home – Dardi Munwurro

Men’s Referral Service1300 766 491
Support for men who use violence to change their behaviour. 
Men’s Referral Service

MensLine Australia – 1300 789 978
A 24-hour national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns.
https://mensline.org.au/

 

For Workplace matters (e.g. discrimination and harassment): ​

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
1300 891 848
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – 03 5442 5066
The Anna Centre 117A Queen Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550 
https://www.annacentre.com.au/

A Life Simply Lived03 5452 6526
5 Station Street, Boort, VIC, 3537
 https://www.alifesimplylived.com.au/