Family violence - support for men


Should you need support to help stop using violence against your family, there’s help available. All of these services listed also provide personal support around relationships and family.

This page also contains information for men who may be experiencing violence in their relationships.

If you are fearful or feel unsafe, or know someone who maybe experiencing family violence call 000 if in immediate danger or call Safe Steps on 1800 015 188 for advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Support services for men experiencing family violence, and those using violence who wish to change their behaviour.

  • The Orange Door - 1800 312 820
    9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday - Friday (except public holidays)
    Support for people experiencing violence. People of any age, gender, sexuality, culture and ability are welcome.
  • Dardi Munwurro - 1800 435 799
    24 hours, 7 days
    Aboriginal Men’s Healing and behaviour change
  • No to Violence Men’s Referral Service - 1300 766 491 8:00am to 9:00pm, Monday - Friday 
    9:00am to 5:00pm on weekends

    The Men’s Referral Service is for:
    • men who are using controlling behaviour towards a partner or family member
    • women seeking information about men’s use of family violence
    • friends, family or colleagues of people who may be using or experiencing family violence
    • professionals wishing to support a client who is using or experiencing family violence
  • MensLine - 1300 789 978
    24 hours, 7 days
    Telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns - here to help anywhere, anytime
  • Bethany Community Support - Family violence services for men - 03 5278 8122
    9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
    Programs, counselling and support to people experiencing family violence and those wishing to change behaviour.

Emotional, mental health, and wellbeing support

  • Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636
    24 hours, 7 days
    Support, information and advice.
  • Bethany Community Support - 03 5278 8122
    9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
    Programs, counselling and support to people experiencing family violence and those wishing to change behaviour.
  • Barwon Health Mental Health Services - 1300 094 187
    24 hours, 7 days
    The ACCESS Team assist people who may have a complex or serious mental illness and are in crisis.
  • ParentLine - 132 289
    8:00am to midnight, 7 days (includes public holidays)
    Telephone counselling and support service for all Victorian parents and carers of children from 0-18 years.
  • LifeLine Australia - 131 114
    24 hours, 7 days
    Crisis support. Suicide prevention.
  • Gambler's Help - 1800 858 858
    24 hours, 7 days
    For counselling and support services related to gambling.
  • DirectLine - 1800 888 236
    24 hours, 7 days
    Information, counselling and referral for alcohol and drug issues.

Page last updated: Monday, 3 June 2024