Taking action on family violence

Family violence is the number one law and order issue facing the nation.

Two police talking to woman in her lounge-room

The ground-breaking Royal Commission into Family Violence describes a system in crisis - a system that does not protect victims or punish perpetrators.

It also told us how to fix it.

The Andrews Labor Government will overhaul Victoria’s family violence system by implementing all 227 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence report.

These recommendations will help:

  • Prevent family violence
  • Improve early intervention to identify and protect those at risk
  • Support victims
  • Make sure all communities have access to support
  • Protect vulnerable children
  • Make perpetrators accountable
  • Improve the way that government and society work together

The 2016-17 Victorian Budget starts this process with a $572 million statewide funding boost over three years that focuses on the fundamentals like housing and crisis refuges, more counsellors, more prevention programs and more support for children who are victims of family violence.

Priority Spotlight

$572 million

for an immediate response


a system in crisis


recommendations from the Royal Commission


victims and holding perpetrators accountable

Priority Initiatives

Urgent recommendations

This is the first step towards a long-term process to fix our broken system and change attitudes towards women

Picture of 8 volume reports from Royal Commission into Family Violence

Victims and survivors

Family violence victims are at the heart of these reforms

Safe Steps program, two women talking on phone

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