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Victorian Budget 22/23

Ending family violence

Seven years ago, we held Australia’s first ever Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Two adults and a child standing and talking inside

Through the courage and conviction of so many Victorians, we started a national conversation about putting an end to this crisis.

We heard the call of thousands of victim survivors. We have made significant headway in delivering change and this Budget will assist us towards meeting all 227 Royal Commission recommendations.

The Victorian Government has invested over $3.5 billion to protect and support Victorian women and children facing family violence. This Budget invests a further $241 million to support victim survivors.

This includes:

Funding for family violence refuges

$69 million to continue funding for family violence refuges, build and operate two new women’s refuges, upgrade three existing partner agency-operated facilities and purchase six new crisis accommodation properties to support victim survivors.

Boosting crisis services

$43 million for family violence services, including additional crisis case management for victim survivors of family violence, specialised therapeutic counselling services for children and young people, and financial supports for victim survivors fleeing family violence.

Supporting behaviour change programs

$30 million including continued support for perpetrators behavioural change programs, including enabling family violence specialists to engage with perpetrators who have gone through Male Behaviour Change Programs so we can understand how to make these services more effective in the future

Expanding information services

$30 million to expand the capabilities of the Central Information Point, a critical service that collates and shares relevant information about risks posed by known perpetrators and helps keep victim survivors safe.

Media release

A safer future and more support for Victorian womenExternal Link

Reviewed 03 May 2022


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