Prevention of Violence Against Women

Violence against women is now recognised to be a serious and widespread health problem in Australia, with enormous individual and community impacts as well as social costs.
  • On average, one women a week is killed by a current or former partner.
  • Intimate partner violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and illness in Victorian women aged 15-4.
  • Violence against women costs the Australian economy $21.7 billion each year.
  • Domestic or family violence is a leading driver of homelessness for women.

Respect 2040 is a collective movement to bring together community members, businesses, groups, clubs, and organisations across south-west Victoria to work towards a vision for a thriving, equal community. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence or abuse, the services below can provide support:

If someone is in immediate danger call 000

1800RESPECT: National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800 737 732 

Emma House: family violence service

South West Victoria: 1800 366 238

Brophy Family and Youth Services

Phone: (03) 5522 1480



Phone services available 24/7: 1800 015 188

The Orange Door - Warrnambool

Phone: 1800 271 180

With Respect

Support for LGBTIQ people and their families affected by family violence Phone: 1800 LGBTIQ (1800 542 847)


Professional support and information service for Australian men.

Phone 1300 78 99 78

No to Violence

1300 766 491

The Orange Door - Warrnambool

1800 271 180

Djirra: practical support to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past.

Free call 1800 105 303

Barwon South West Office: 03 5562 5755