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Violence and Abuse

If you are in any immediate danger or want to report an incident, please call the Police on 000.

1800 737 732 (24 hours)
Confidential information, counselling and support service.

safesteps: Family Violence Response Centre
9322 3555 / 1800 015 188 (24 hours)
Crisis support and referral to safe accommodation.

No to Violence Men’s Referral Service
1300 766 491
Telephone counselling and information for men.

South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault
9594 2289 (24 hours)
Therapeutic interventions and counselling 24/7 sexual assault crisis response.

In Touch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
1800 755 988
Support and information for immigrant women in your language.

Senior's Rights Victoria
1300 368 821
Free services to help prevent elder abuse.

Rainbow Door
1800 729 367
Specialist helpline for LGBTIQ+ Victorians, their friends and family

1800 105 303
Aboriginal family violence prevention and legal service.


Local Services

The Orange Door, Bayside Peninsula
Kingston: 1800 319 353
Local support and safety hub for adults, children and young people experiencing family violence.

Family Life
Sandringham: 8599 5433
Counselling, mediation and support services for children, young people, women, men and families.

Salvation Army – Family Violence Outreach Services
St Kilda: 9536 7797 or 1800 627 727 (free call)
Housing information, referral assistance and related support for women (and children).

South East Centre against Sexual Assault (SECASA)
9928 8741 – Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
1800 806 292 (free call) – After hours Sexual Assault Crisis Line and
Counselling, information, referral and advocacy support for victims of/or survivors of sexual assault.

Emerge Women & Children's Support Network
1300 536 330
Outreach support, financial and women’s counselling and advocacy.

Relationship Matters
1300 543 396
Counselling and mediation services

Peninsula Community Legal Centre
1800 064 784
Legal advice.

For links to more support services in Kingston go to (Bayside area).


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