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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.  

We provide specialist expertise across primary prevention, early intervention, response and recovery approaches and the inter-connections between them.

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 violence sector.


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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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‘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.

Victorian Budget 2024-25: Staying the course on family violence, but more needed for long-term change

In an incredibly tight budget environment, the Victorian Government is continuing to stay the course on strengthening systemic approaches to addressing family and gender-based violence.

Safe and Equal response to National Cabinet Announcement

Family and gender-based violence is complex – and addressing it requires a robust, thoughtful, and sustained response. While the actions announced by National Cabinet are welcome, they are simply not enough to create the positive change needed to protect victim survivors and prevent further harm.

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 specialist family violence services responding to victim survivors of family violence in Victoria.

Working across family violence response and prevention, we are recognised as the statewide voice of specialist family violence services.