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Safe Steps is Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre

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Safe Steps is Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre

Contact us

What we do

We provide specialist support services for anyone in Victoria who is experiencing or afraid of family violence.

24/7 crisis phone line

24/7 crisis phone line

You can contact our 24/7 phone line any time of the day or night and our family violence specialists will support you to find safety from domestic abuse.

Safety Planning

Safety Planning

We can help you explore safety options, create a safety plan, and put in place safety measures to help reduce risk including access to aids, support or equipment.

Information for family and friends

Information for family and friends

If you are worried someone you know or care about is experiencing family violence, there are some simple things you can do to help and support them.

Seeking safety during COVID-19 restrictions

You are allowed to leave your home and access support during lockdown. Safe Steps is here 24/7 if you need help.

Understanding family violence

What is family violence?

What is family violence?

Family violence is any threatening, coercive, dominating or abusive behaviour that occurs between people in a family, domestic or intimate relationship, or former intimate relationship, that causes the person experiencing the behaviour to feel fear.

Types of abuse

Types of abuse

Violence isn’t just physical. Emotional and psychological abuse can be just as damaging.

Early warning signs of abuse

Early warning signs of abuse

Early warning signs or ‘red flags’ are an indication that a relationship has become unhealthy and could escalate into family violence.