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Welcome to DVRCV

Welcome to DVRCV

Welcome to DVRCV

About us

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is a statewide service in Melbourne, Victoria.

We provide training, publications, research and other resources to those experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence, and practitioners and service organisations who work with family violence survivors. 

We are a non-profit organisation, supported by the Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia. 

For more information about who we are and what we do, please see our About DVRCV and Strategic Plan 2015-18 pamphlets.

Our Annual Reports also offer a comprehensive overview of our focus and activities for each financial year. 


What we do

  • Initial telephone support, information and referral to services to assist people who have experienced family violence.  Phone us on (03) 9486 9866, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Supportive online information to help people who have experienced family violence
  • Training Courses for professionals to improve their skills in supporting survivors of violence
  • specialist library which provides self-help material and is open to the general public
  • A biannual magazine, DVRCV Advocate, which includes a list of Victorian support groups
  • Publications and research, including books and Discussion Papers
  • Helpful pamphlets, booklets and websites to assist survivors of family violence

Our mission

DVRCV aims to prevent family violence and promote respectful relationships.

We aim to:

  • Lead debate and promote social change
  • Strengthen the community and service system response to violence against women and their children, from primary prevention to recovery

We work to achieve this through strategies which:

  • Support workforce development in the community sector around family violence
  • Improve the quality of services to victims of violence
  • Inform and support those affected by this violence
  • Inform public policy and research
  • Raise community awareness and promote community responsibility for violence prevention

We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of the lands and waters throughout Australia.