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Family Violence

Need help for family violence?

If you are in immediate danger phone 000

Safe Steps Victoria

Crisis support for women and children living with family violence 24/7
Phone 1800 015 188

Kids Helpline

Free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling for young people aged five to 25 years.
Phone 1800 55 1800, available 24 hours a day(calls from mobile phones, landlines and payphones are free if you are calling from within Australia)

Mens Line

Professional support and information service for Australian men.
Phone 1300 78 99 78, available 24 hours a day

Men’s Referral Service (MRS)

MRS provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to men to help them take action to stop using violent and controlling behaviour.
Phone 1300 766 491

Preventing family violence

The Latrobe City Council Plan articulates Council’s objective to provide a connected, engaged and safe community environment which is improving the well-being of all Latrobe City Citizens. Living Well Latrobe, the Public Health and Wellbeing Plan, includes a focus on the prevention of family violence and the promotion of respectful and gender equal relationships.

Latrobe City has a commitment to educating the community on the underlying causes of family violence and violence against women. Our work is informed by Change the Story the National Framework for the prevention of violence against women.

Latrobe City Council partners with other organisations across Latrobe City and Gippsland to coordinate our work. For more information on Gippsland wide initiatives visit the Gippsland Women's Health website

Every year Latrobe City supports the Victoria Against Violence campaign which coincides with the United Nation’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

In 2017 Latrobe City in partnership with Gippsland Women’s Health developed the Local Government Gender Analysis Toolkit. The toolkit is a guide to gender analysis of local government events, information, programs, projects and services. The toolkit was developed thanks to the support from the Victorian Government and assistance of the Municipal Association of Victoria.

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