Standing strong
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Who we are

Safe and Equal is the peak body for specialist family violence services that provide support to victim survivors in Victoria. Our vision is a world beyond family and gender-based violence, where women, children and all people from marginalised communities are safe, thriving and respected.  

Our vision is a world where everyone is safe, respected and thriving, living free from family and gender-based violence.

As a peak, we work with and for our members to prevent and respond to violence, building a better future for adults, children and young people experiencing, at risk of, or recovering from family and gender-based violence.

Safe and Equal works with practitioners and leaders to bring grassroots issues into the public policy arena. We coordinate and participate in advocacy to reform policy, improve the service system, and embed practice development and innovation across the family and gender-based violence continuum.


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If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call triple zero (000). If you would like to find specialist family violence services in your area, please view the support services page. 

Everyone has a role to play in ending family violence. Developing a shared understanding of this issue is an important first step to addressing it.


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Funding the Frontline to respond to domestic, family and sexual violence

Every person experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence should be able to access the specialist support they need, when they need it – no matter where they live.

Safe and Equal’s response to the Victorian Government’s Women’s Safety Package

Since the release of the Victorian Government’s 2024-25 budget earlier this month, we have been eagerly awaiting further announcements to comprehensively address family and gender-based violence in our state.

‘Ask. Listen. Believe’ to help end family violence on Are You Safe At Home? Day

Family violence is a national emergency – and we all have a role to play in ending it. This is the goal of Are You Safe At Home? Day 2024, held on 10 May each year.

Training and
Professional development

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We deliver a range of training courses to further your knowledge in preventing and responding to family violence. We also run events and leadership programs to help you connect with others in the sector and build your career.

Small steps: Bystander action for equality

This new 4-hour bystander action course builds participants’ knowledge and skills to be active bystanders and safely and effectively challenge the harmful attitudes that drive violence against women in their personal and professional lives. Explore simple and effective steps you can take to increase your confidence and speak up against sexism.

Training + Bystander Action + Foundational Knowledge

CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

This three-hour virtual interactive training provides foundational knowledge in understanding family violence and responding to disclosures of family violence. It prepares participants to recognise indicators of family violence, ask questions and provide a safe, simple and sensitive response to a disclosure from an adult victim survivor experiencing family violence.

Training + Response + Foundational Knowledge

Case Notes, Family Violence and the Law

With the rapidly-changing family violence sector and new legislation, it’s never been a better time to learn about case notes or to have a refresher. In this full-day training, you will learn best practices for the structure, style and language of case notes, and develop your knowledge about how to respond to subpoenas, appearing as a witness in court, privacy and legal issues.

Training + Responding to family violence


Safe and Equal is the peak body for Victorian organisations that specialise in family and gender-based violence across the continuum, including primary prevention, early intervention, response and recovery.

As a statewide voice for change, we advocate on behalf of and support the development of high-quality services and programs across the continuum.