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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.

This service provides a specialist family violence response during business hours to women & children in Ballarat, Ararat, The Pyrenees, Golden Plains, Moorabool & Hepburn.

CAFS supports vulnerable children, young people and families in the Central Highlands and Grampians Region.

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.

WithRespect provides resources, tips and advice for LGBTIQ+ people on having and maintaining healthy relationships.

1800 My Options provides information and referrals for sexual and reproductive health.

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

Community Legal Centres provide free legal advice, advocacy and support.

Court Network offers personal support, information and referral to people going to court.

Dardi Munwurro delivers a range of tailored family violence, healing and behaviour change programs and services to Aboriginal men and youth.

Djirra provides telephone and face-to-face legal and non-legal support to Aboriginal people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence.

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 a children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) who are victim 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 Limited (WHL provides housing support and financial assistance to women at risk of homelessness.

WIRE provides free information, support and referral information for women, non-binary and gender-diverse people 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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