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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Red Cross Family Violence Financial Assistance Program

Red Cross’s Family & Domestic Violence Pilot Financial Assistance Program provides financial assistance and short-term case work support for people on temporary visas who are experiencing family violence and financial hardship. The support offered under the program includes financial assistance of up to $3000, referrals and short-term case work support.

Program eligibility criteria

  • Holding a temporary visa or having no visa (not a Citizen nor Permanent Resident)
  • Experiencing or at risk of Domestic & Family Violence
  • Experiencing Financial Hardship

How to apply

  • Clients can apply via the Red Cross website
  • Please have a look at the Application Guides in English and in language
  • Provide identity document details (Passport or ImmiCard)
  • Bank statements FOR ALL LINKED ACCOUNTS with Name, BSB, Acc No and not older than 3 months (1–3-month transaction history)

How to refer a client

  • Download and complete the Referral Form
  • Ensure that the boxes relevant to Risk Assessment, Safety Plan & Financial Hardship are completed
  • Ensure the Referral Form is signed by the relevant staff member.
  • Complete the section relevant to client consent.
  • Ask the client to attach the completed Referral Form to the online Application.
  • Ask the client to attach all the relevant documents.
  • If the client is unable to do so due to some reason, please send it to Red Cross via ShareSafe App which is a secure method to email sensitive information (Please refer to the ShareSafe set up guide for reference).

For queries or assistance email

Find more information about brokerage and other forms of financial assistance on the NIFVS website.

(Safe and Equal member bulletin, 3.2.23)