Do you need help?
Find help and support near you.
Are you in danger?
If you have been threatened or you are fearful for yourself, a child or a family member…
Call the police on 000.
Contact family violence and sexual assault services
These services are still operating during the COVID-19 outbreak. Contact a family violence or sexual assault service on the numbers, below:
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre (24 hours)
1800 015 188
The Orange Door, Hume Merri-bek
1800 271 151
The Orange Door, North East Melbourne
1800 319 355
Northern Centre Against Sexual Assault
National Sexual Assault and Family Violence Counselling Service (24 hours)
InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
1800 755 988
Victorian Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service
1800 105 303
Men’s Referral Service
1300 766 491
Child Protection Crisis Line
13 12 78
For services throughout Victoria, visit the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria website.
Information and advice to help you keep safe
A safety plan is a plan of action for when the risk of harm begins to increase. At a minimum, it should include:
- Contact numbers for a family violence organisations (local, statewide and national)
- List emergency contact numbers
- A safe place to go and a plan to get there
- Identifying a friend, family member or neighbour who can assist in an emergency, and how to contact them
- Identifying a way to get access to money in an emergency
- Identifying a way to access emergency personal care assistance and support if required
- Identifying a place to store valuables and important documents so they can be accessed when needed
- Eliminating the ability to be tracked via smart phone
- Addressing any barriers implementing the safety plan
- Any other tactics she is currently using to keep herself safe
For safety planning information for people with intellectual disabilities, visit the Tell Someone website.
For more information about Safety Plans, visit the 1800 RESPECT website.