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Description

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria provides support, information and referrals to people experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence. It also provides training, publications, research and other resources to practitioners and service organisations that work with survivors of family violence.

Services provided

  • Initial telephone support, information and referral
  • Online information 
  • Training courses for professionals to improve their skills in supporting survivors of violence
  • A specialist library that provides self-help material and is open to the general public
  • A biannual magazine, DVRCV Advocate, which includes a list of Victorian support groups
  • Publications and research, including books and discussion papers
  • Pamphlets, booklets and websites to assist survivors of family violence

Eligibility

Available to anyone who is or has been a victim of family violence

How to access

For help and assistance contact the Domestic Violence Resource Centre.

52 Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

General enquiries: (03) 8346 5200
Training enquiries: (03) 8346 5266

Visit the Domestic Violence Resource Centre website

The National Relay Service (NRS) is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.

Costs

  • Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria is a free service.
  • Calls are charged at the cost of a local call.
  • Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.

Tip

  • Family violence is unacceptable and can take many forms. It includes behaviour that is violent, threatening, intimidating or controlling and causes you and your children to be fearful. If you are feeling like this, call Domestic Violence Resource Centre.
  • Nothing is so awful that it can’t be talked about.
  • If you or your children are in immediate danger, always call the police.
  • If someone you tell doesn’t believe you, talk to someone else who will help you take action.

Important

  • In an emergency, call triple zero (000).