Family violence

The Safer Community Program is here to help you. If you, or someone you know, has experienced family violence, we are here to provide support, referrals and information to assist you.

The Safer Community Program is the University’s support service for the reporting and management of all concerning, inappropriate and threatening behaviours. In addition to providing you with wellbeing support, the Safer Community Program can help you understand the options available to you to address the behaviours of concern.

Contact us

Phone: +613 9035 8675

Email: safer-community@unimelb.edu.au

Student appointments: Book a Stop 1 adviser

Staff appointments: Telephone or email using the contact details above to book an appointment.

The Safer Community Program is located in Stop 1 (Parkville), 757 Swanston Street.

If you need immediate help, call Campus Security on 03 8344 6666 or Victoria Police on 000.

Or get help now with our list of important telephone numbers and services.

Family violence is defined as behaviour by a family member that creates fear and control over their partner, ex-partner or other family members. (Victorian Family Violence Protection Act 2008)

These behaviours can include:

The law defines family broadly to include: