Safe and Equal

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About us

Our purpose

Safe and Equal is the peak body for specialist family violence services that provide support to victim survivors in Victoria.

Our history

Read the history of Safe and Equal, formed from an organisational merger between Domestic Violence Victoria and Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria.

Annual reports

Our annual reports detail Safe and Equal’s programs and audited financial statements. You can also catch up on past annual reports from Domestic Violence Victoria and Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria.

Our constitution

Safe and Equal’s constitution outlines how we work and includes information about membership, member meetings, and financial and legal governance.

Our inclusion statement

Our inclusion statement demonstrates Safe and Equal’s commitment to fostering an accessible, inclusive and equitable workplace and organisation, where differences and diversity are celebrated and affirmed.

Our people

Meet our team

The staff at Safe and Equal are critical to supporting the work taking place within the sector. We are currently working to ensure all staff are recognised in this section.

Our Board

Meet Safe and Equal’s board members.

Our Expert Advisory Panel

The Safe and Equal Expert Advisory Panel was established in 2021. Members of our panel are victim survivors of family violence who support the work of the peak and other organisations by applying their living expertise of family violence, systems navigation and journey, to advocate for improved services and systems.

Work with us

Find out about job vacancies and career opportunities at Safe and Equal.

Working together for change

Our approach to partnerships and collaboration

Family violence and gender-based violence are complex social issues that require coordinated efforts across the community to address. As a peak organisation, our dedication to collaboration and building strong partnerships is the foundation for all our work.

Connecting Communities

Connecting Communities is a free program of learning and support activities for prevention practitioners in the community sector who work with multicultural and/or faith-based communities.

Supporting a culturally responsive and accountable family violence sector

Djirra and Safe and Equal are working to support non-Aboriginal specialist family violence services to take tangible action towards this, informed by deep engagement with Aboriginal communities.

Embedding lived experience

Safe and Equal is delivering a program of work to lead and support the family violence sector in best practice engagement with survivor advocacy into the future.

Family Violence Philanthropy Collaboration Project

Bringing together funders, government stakeholders and sector representatives to support systemic change and improve family violence outcomes for all Victorians.

Partners in Prevention Network

Established in 2007, the Partners in Prevention (PiP) network provides support to practitioners from education, early childhood, community and other sectors who work to deliver respectful relationships education and primary prevention activity in a range of settings.


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