Family and domestic violence is any violent, threatening, coercive or controlling behaviour that occurs in current or past family, domestic or intimate relationships. If a child witnesses abusive behaviour or is exposed to the impacts of this, they are a victim of family violence in their own right.
In Victoria, abusive behaviour includes:
A Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) can help protect you and your family from a family member who is violent to you.
Legal information about separating from your partner or getting a divorce.
Legal information about making parenting arrangements for children after a separation or divorce.
Legal information about dividing things you own and things you owe money on when you and your partner separate.
What to do if you are experiencing family violence while on a partner visa, temporary visa or if you do not have a visa.
Information about the rights of people who have suffered physical or emotional injury, or financial loss because of a crime.
Information about going to court for a Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) hearing.