If you or your children are in danger phone the police on 000

Whatever your situation, it is important to know that help and support are available.

For women who are experiencing violence or abuse:

    • The Safe Steps – For women and children who are victims of family violence. Ph. 1800 015 188 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). A web chat support service is also available Monday to Friday until 9pm.
    • 1800RESPECT – Ph 1800 737 732. Online chat service also available.
    • The Orange Door  – The central intake point for family violence support and child wellbeing response. It is the primary entry point for clients. Those attending will be assessed and provided with initial support. When longer term support is needed, clients will be connected with appropriate specialist agencies including family violence services, family services and Aboriginal services. To contact The Orange Door in Loddon Ph. 1800 512 359 or email loddon@orangedoor.vic.gov.au
    • Centre For Non-Violence – For women and children seeking support because of family violence, and men who would like to participate in Men’s Behaviour Change programs. Ph. 1800 884 292
    • Immigrant Women’s Domestic Violence Service – 1800 55 988
    • Aboriginal Women – Elizabeth Morgan House (03) 9482 5744
    • Women with Disabilities (WDV) – (03) 9664 9317
    • Sexual Assault Crisis Line – Available for victims of sexual assault. Ph. 1800 806 292 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
    • In an emergency, call 000

To protect children from abuse:

  • Child Protection (9am-5pm) – Ph 1800 675 598
  • Child Protection Crisis Line (24 hour) –  Ph 131 278

For children who need someone to talk to:

To support our LGBTQI community:

For Men who use violence against their family:

  • In the Loddon-Campaspe Region – Ph 1800 884 292.
  • Men’s Referral Service – For men at risk of using family violence, and their family/friends. Ph. 1300 766 491 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

For Legal Support:

As part of a coordinated community response for enhancing the safety of women and children, the Centre for Non-Violence delivers Men’s Behaviour Change Programs and provides men’s case management. These programs invite men to take responsibility for change to help keep everyone safe and are founded on a belief in the capacity for men to change coupled with sanctions for those who do not.