Get Help

If you are in a violent situation, know someone who is experiencing violence, or know someone who is using violence, for immediate assistance call 000.

All Family Violence response services will continue to operate throughout this pandemic and Victoria Police will still attend calls and enter the house, even if there is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

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More information on seeking safety during COVID-19 here.

Safe Steps (Victoria’s Family Violence Response Centre)  1800 015 188  Connects women (this includes anyone who identifies as female including trans and gender diverse individuals) and their children with specialist support workers who can help them explore their options, develop a safety plan and access supports that allow them to live safe from family violence.

Safe Steps phone support workers can also offer information and assistance to individuals concerned someone they know is experiencing family violence.  The Safe Steps phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year including public holidays. Or visit

1800RESPECT    1800 737 732   The National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service can link you to local supports and provides immediate counselling 24 hours a day. You can call this line if you are experiencing violence or concerned about a friend or family member who is experiencing violence.

For a full list of Gippsland Family Violence Support Services please refer to the STOP Family Violence card below: