The following organisations offer specialist services for domestic and family violence, yet not all of these services will have an Aboriginal member of staff. Some of these organisations have provided you with a brief video to speak about how they attempt to provide a culturally safe environment for those accessing their service.
Barwon Child, Youth and Familywebsite
229 Ryrie St, Geelong VIC 3220
03 5226 8900
Barwon Child, Youth and Family (BCYF) offer many services for the entire family, with a focus on children and youth. BCYF offer family services, and include a family violence program
1800 737 732
1800RESPECT is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service where you can call or chat online 24/7.
The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre (SAFV)website
1/59-63 Spring St Geelong West VIC 3218
03 5222 4318
The SAFV are a community based, not-for-profit service offering a range of free and confidential trauma-informed sexual assault and family violence services across the Wadawurrung region.
Ballarat Center Against Sexual Assult (CASA)website
Ballarat Health Services Sebastopol Complex Corner Vale and Edward Street Sebastopol, 3356
03 5320 3933
Ballarat CASA offers confidential counselling, support and advocacy to victim/survivors of sexual assault, their partners, families and friends. The services aim to resolve the impact of sexual assault and to assist survivors to reclaim control in their lives and relationships.
Bethany Community Supportwebsite
Main office - 16 Ballarat Rd North Geelong. 3215
03 5247 2111
Bethany Community Support offers counselling, support and advice to women and children who are experiencing, or who have experienced, family violence.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
1300 364 277
Relationships Australia offers counselling and support groups for abusive and abused partners.
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centrewebsite
1800 015 188
Safe steps provides 24 hour telephone crisis counselling, referral, information and support. It is the central contact point for women’s Refuges in Victoria. It also provide 24-hour access to interpreters as well as support for Indigenous women.
Sexual Assault Crisis Line (SACL)website
1800 806 292 [SACL](https://www.sacl.com.au/)
The SACL is a proactive, leading organisation in supporting, advocating and providing a crisis response for people who have experienced sexual violence.
The Orange Doorwebsite
83 Moorabool Street Geelong, 3220
1800 312 820
The Orange Door offers services for women, children and young people's family violence services, Men's family violence services, Child and family services and Aboriginal services
Emergency 000 Other enquiries 131 444 [Victoria Police](https://www.police.vic.gov.au/)
Victoria Police will provide services to people who are experiencing family violence, and respond to concerns for family members, friends, or neighbours. Police will assess risk, consider past family violence and any recorded criminal history and will attempt to identify who is being harmed and who is doing the harming. Wadawurrung has an Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer who can link Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members with Victoria Police.
WestCASA (Center Against Sexual Assult)website
Women’s Health Hub Level 2, 236 Hoppers Lane Werribee. Victoria 3030
03 9216 0444
Located in Werribee, WestCASA Groups provide a supportive and informative environment for women who have experienced family violence and sexual abuse in their lives, either in childhood or later.