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Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS)

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS)

The Aboriginal Family Violence Victoria (FVPLS) provides legal advice, counselling, information, referral and support to Aboriginal victims/survivors or people at immediate risk of family violence and sexual assault as well as to parents/carers of Aboriginal children. 

FVPLS is able to provide assistance and advocacy in relation to;

  • Reporting family violence and/or sexual assault to police
  • Provide court support for criminal cases (within the context of family violence
  • VOCAT applications
  • Child protection matters
  • Family law matters
  • Legal issues associated with a family violence matter, whether that be a complaint about Police action, advocacy with the Child Support Agency, or support with the Office of Housing.
  • Community education

FVPLS is a statewide service but has office locations in:

  • Abbotsford (covering Melbourne metro)
  • Bairnsdale (covering the entire Gippsland region)
  • Warrnambool (covering Geelong, Warrnambool, Framlingham, Heywood, Hamilton and Portland)
  • Mildura (covering  the Mildura local government area and Wentworth, with an outreach service to Robinvale).
Phone

(03) 9244 3333 (Abbotsford)

Freecall 1800 105 303

(03) 5562 5755 (Warrnambool)

(03) 5153 2322 (Bairnsdale)

(03) 5021 3200 (Mildura)

Address

Statewide service with office locations in Abbotsford, Bairnsdale, Warrnambool and Mildura

Sector/setting: 
Indigenous services
Justice, courts & legal
Sexual assault
Women
Location: 
Statewide
Barwon
Bayside Peninsula
Brimbank Melton
Central Highlands
Goulburn
Hume Moreland
Inner Eastern Melbourne
Inner Gippsland
Loddon
Mallee
North Eastern Melbourne
Outer Eastern Melbourne
Outer Gippsland
Ovens Murray
Southern Melbourne
Western District
Western Melbourne
Type of service: 
Specialist services
Counselling services