Prevent violence against women

Preventing violence against women through gender equality

If you or someone you know needs help

Call 000 if you are in immediate danger

You have the right to feel safe in your family and home. It is ok to ask someone for help. Family violence can stop.

  • Safe Steps, Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre, 1800 015 188 or visit
  • 1800RESPECT, the national 24/7 sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service, 1800 737 732 or visit
  • No To Violence, Men’s Referral Service, 1300 766 491
  • Ask someone
  • The Orange Door, Bayside Peninsula, 1800 319 353,
  • Seniors Rights Victoria confidential Helpline, 1300 368 821
  • Kids Helpline, 1800 551 800, 
  • South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) specialist sexual assault and family violence support, 1800 806 292,
  • Ask Izzy is a mobile website that connects people who are in crisis, including domestic and family violence help, with the services they need right now and nearby, 

Preventing violence against women and family violence 

The City of Stonnington is committed to creating a fair, equal and safe community including taking action to reduce violence against women and family violence.

Creating a respectful and safe community is a priority in the Stonnington Public Health and Wellbeing Plan(PDF, 12MB).  

Promoting Respect and Equity Together

The City of Stonnington is a signatory to Promoting Respect and Equity Together 2021 - 2025, a regional strategy developed by Women's Health in the South-East (WHISE) for collective action across Southern Metropolitan Melbourne.

We all have a right to feel safe at home

Are you safe at home? Is someone you know unsafe?

Visit Are you safe at home for family violence information and support for victim survivors and their family and friends, including key information translated in 15 community languages and Easy English. 

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