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For survivors, friends & family

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For survivors, friends & family

Where to get help

If you or somebody else is in immediate danger, call 000 for emergency assistance
If you are a service provider and would like to know where to refer a client, please visit The Lookout Service Directory

24-hour support services

1800RESPECT

Call 1800 737 732 for sexual assault and family and domestic violence counselling, information and support.

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre

Call 1800 015 188 for crisis support and accommodation. 

Information and resources on family violence

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) has a comprehensive help and advice section for people experiencing violence, as well as concerned friends/family, employers and schools.

You can also order or download their many resources.

Support videos

Survivors

If you are afraid of a partner, a family member, or someone else, the Gathering support: Safety for women booklet provides comprehensive information on keeping safe if you’re separating, how the law can help, technology safety advice and safety planning. 

Watch the video below to find out more or download the booklet.

For friends and family

It is very worrying when you think someone you care about is possibly being abused by their partner. The booklet Is someone you know being abused in a relationship will provide you with practical information on how to help, and how to look after yourself.

Watch the video below to find out more or download the booklet (available in 14 languages)

SmartSafe+ app

SmartSafe+ is designed to assist women to collect and store evidence to help them get an intervention order, or to prove a breach (recommended for Victorian use only).

Please call Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria directly on (03) 9486 9866 (Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm) or email them at smartsafeplus@dvrcv.org.au for further information or instructions on how to download the app.

This app is part of the SmartSafe suite of resources to support women’s safety and encourage the positive use of technology.