Do you need family violence support?

If you are in danger right now, call 000  

If you are not in immediate danger, but feel unsafe, contact The Orange Door.  


State-wide after-hours support:  

Safe Steps
1800 015 188  

24 hours a day, 7 days a week
For women and children who are experiencing family violence.  Web chat support service Monday to Friday 9am until midnight 


Sexual Assault Crisis Line
1800 806 292

Counselling support, information, advocacy and referral to anyone living in Victoria who has experienced any form of sexual assault at any point in their lives. 


Rainbow Door
1800 729 367 or text 0480 017 246

10am to 5pm, 7 days a week
For LGBTIQ+ people and their friends and families. 


13 11 14
Text 0477 13 11 14
Web chat  

Available 24/7
Anyone across Australia who is experiencing a personal crisis, contemplating suicide or caring for someone in crisis can contact Lifeline.   


Kids Helpline  
1800 551 800 

Available 24/7
Free, private, and confidential counselling for young people aged 5 to 25. 


13 Yarn
13 92 76 

Available 24/7
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in crisis. One-on-one support from a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter. 


Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy is a website that connects people in need with housing, a meal, money help, family violence support, counselling and much more.


Victoria Legal Aid
1300 792 387

8am to 6pm Monday to Friday


1300 134 130


Free support, referrals & information on any issue for women, non-binary & gender diverse people in Victoria.

Other Community Legal Centres


There are two types of community legal centres (CLCs) in Victoria.

    • Generalist legal centres provide advice and assistance in many areas of law, to people who live, work or study in a certain area.
    • Specialist legal centres focus on particular groups of people or areas of the law. Women’s Legal is a specialist CLC.