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In Victoria’s Central Highlands, the Integrated Family Violence Services system is represented by the Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee (CHIFVC).

Domestic violence outreach workers provide support to women and children who are experiencing or escaping from domestic violence.

Central Highlands Family & Domestic Violence Service provides a specialist family violence response during business hours to women & children in the Ballarat area.

Child & Family Services Ballarat provides programs and services to vulnerable children, young people and families. Offices in Ballarat, Ararat, Daylesford and Bacchus Marsh.

Grampians Community Health provides coordinated health and community services (including family violence support) in the Central Grampians and Wimmera sub regions.

WRISC provides support, advocacy, court support, housing support and case management services for women and children experiencing family violence across the Central Highlands.


safe steps provides telephone crisis counselling, referral, information and support, and is the central contact point for women’s Refuges in Victoria.

FVPLS provides legal advice, counselling, information, referral and support to Aboriginal victims/survivors.

Provide support and intervention to women, children and men who are victim/survivors of sexual assault.

Community Legal Centres provide free legal advice and assistance.

Court Network is a unique court support service operating throughout Victoria and Queensland.

Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) is the peak body for family violence services in Victoria.

ERA provides advocacy assistance to support older people to uphold their rights and to prevent abuse.

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women's Services seeks to promote social justice and equity for Aboriginal women and children experiencing Family Violence.

inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence works with women & children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) who are victims/survivors of domestic

QLife is a counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) and their supporters.

Seniors Rights Victoria offers a range of services to support older Victorians experiencing abuse.

This service offers free legal information in English and 14 other languages, from Monday to Friday.

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the lead Aboriginal child and family welfare organisation in Victoria.

Women's Housing Ltd is a statewide transitional housing manager and provider of housing information and referral services for women.

WIRE provides free information, support and referral information for women across Victoria.

Women's Legal Service is a state-wide community organisation providing free confidential legal advice, assistance and referral for women.

In Victoria, refuge accomodation is primarily arranged through Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

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