We are moving to our new head office on 1 June 2015 and our goal is to develop the premises as a multi-purpose community hub for our Aboriginal clients. We need your support.
Ochre Ribbon campaign
FVPLS Victoria is excited to launch the Ochre Ribbon campaign in Victoria to raise awareness of the devastating impacts and spark real action to end family violence against Aboriginal people – especially our women and children. The Ochre Ribbon campaign is an initiative of the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (NFVPLS) comprising 13 member organisations.
You can support the Ochre Ribbon campaign and show your solidarity in ending family violence in Aboriginal communities by sharing the electronic Ochre Ribbon below on social media. You can also make it your profile/cover photo on facebook or your profile photo on twitter. The Ochre Ribbon: Standing strong together.
Become a Volunteer
Make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal victims/survivors of family violence by volunteering at FVPLS Victoria. Click here for further information.
See our Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter here.
Check out the September 2014 FVPLS Victoria Newsletter here.
Call the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria toll free on 1800 105 303.
If you need support after hours you can call safe steps Family Violence Response Centre of Victoria on 03 9322 3555 or country toll free on 1800 015 188. For emergency assistance, call Police on 000.
The Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS Victoria) provides assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault and works with families and communities affected by violence.
The FVPLS Victoria head office is in Collingwood, covering the Melbourne area. We have an office and staff in Mildura, in Warrnambool, covering the Barwon South West Region and in Bairnsdale covering the Gippsland region. Click here for office locations.
FVPLS Victoria will give telephone and/or face to face legal advice to victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault. Counselling is also available in these locations.
Go to our Legal Services page for more information about support available.
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Assault: Telling Your Story - Bairnsdale
FVPLS Victoria and knowmore are presenting an information workshop for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Bairnsdale on 16 June 2015.
Tammy Anderson will be performing her acclaimed theatre show, I Don’t Wanna Play House, sharing her own experiences through dance and song.
Our workshop will provide an important opportunity for community to break the silence around child sexual abuse through experiencing Tammy’s empowering performance, as well as for community members to receive information on the Royal Commission and find out how they may participate in the Commission if they wish to do so.
You can have a look at the flyer for the workshop here.