We’ve already made a massive $2.7 billion investment – more than any other government in the nation.
And so far, we’ve implemented 120 of the Commission's recommendations, with another 107 underway.
We know that addressing family violence will take a long-term commitment. This Budget continues that effort, with a $185 million investment, including:
Holding perpetrators to account
$85 million to ensure perpetrators are held to account, including through behavioural change programs and intensive management of perpetrators with complex needs.
Better support for victims
- $28.7 million for the Dhelk Dja 10-year Aboriginal Family Violence agreement including $9.9 million for three Orange Door access points for Aboriginal Victorians, ensuring culturally appropriate victim responses provided by Aboriginal family violence services
- $23.9 million to better respond to and meet the needs of victim-survivors in emergency accommodation
- $20.9 million to make sure victims of family violence and sexual assault have the support they need to rebuild their lives, including specialist support for Aboriginal Victorians
Recognising a growing need, this Budget also includes $3.1 million to continue to strengthen the family violence workforce.
Reviewed 27 May 2019