Domestic Violence Victoria -

Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) is the peak body for specialist family violence response services for victims-survivors in Victoria.  We are an independent, non-government organisation that leads, organises, advocates for, and acts on behalf of our members utilising an intersectional feminist approach. 

Our vision is a world where everyone is safe at home - free from fear and violence. To achieve this we:

  • advocate for, support, and build the capacity of specialist family violence practice and service delivery for victims-survivors;
  • advocate and provide advice to government with and on behalf of our members regarding system reform; and family violence research, policy development and law reform;
  • analyse the views and experiences of member organisations, the evidence on family violence, and the lived experience of victims-survivors;
  • translate this evidence and analysis into innovative and contemporary policy, practice, and advocacy;
  • work respectfully and collaboratively with all our partners.

Our work is informed by the experiences of adults and children affected by family violence. DV Vic is ultimately accountable to victims-survivors of family violence and works in their best interests. DV Vic holds a central position in the Victorian family violence system and its strategic governance and is one of the key agencies with responsibility for providing family violence subject matter expertise, technical assistance, capacity building, and policy and practice advice to the SFVS sector, broader sectors, government, and other partners and stakeholders.

DV Vic is committed to the core values of equality, integrity and respect. Our values are reflected in the way we work and engage with others including our members, colleagues, and government. We work on behalf of our members representing over 80 organisations across the state, including:

  • specialist family violence services
  • community and women’s health organisations
  • local governments and other community services

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