If you are in need of contacting someone for support, below is a list of both Indigenous and mainstream services that could assist you.
Aboriginal Community Services
Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (MMIGP)
A community controlled Indigenous Gathering Place that is committed to retaining, promoting and strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural identity in the Eastern Metropolitan Region.
(03) 9725 2166
Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association
A welcoming and culturally affirming place that provides a central point of contact for community members.
(03) 5962 2940
Relationships Australia Victoria: Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support
A non-referral service that provides counselling and support, mediation, resource assistance for family violence, problem gambling assistance, parenting programs and other programs, such as the Brutha’s Day Out. Also includes Men’s Behaviour Change programs.
Liaison Officer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander: Jo Fox
(03) 8573 2269
0466 737 490
Aboriginal Centre for Males
A time out centre and case management organisation that aims to culturally strengthen the whole family.
(03) 9487 3000
After Hours: 1800 352 624
Eastern Domestic Violence Service
EDVOS is the primary mainstream service for women and their children who live or work in the EMR who are currently living with family violence. Indigenous Family Violence Programs are available.
Indigenous Family Violence Program officer
(03) 9870 5939
1800 015 188 Afterhours (WDCSV)
Women's Domestic Crisis Service Victoria (WDSCV)
A confidential 24/7 state-wide service for women experiencing violence and abuse from a partner, ex-partner, family member or others close to you.
1800 015 188
A confidential, sensitive and culturally appropriate service that addresses the specific needs of members of the Stolen Generations in assisting those to trace and be reunited with their families.
1800 OUR MOB (1800 687 662)
(03) 9470 3666
A support service directed at members of the Stolen Generations, to facilitate their journey of healing through individual support and group activities.
(03) 8679 0777
14 Gipps Street
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Children & Youth
Eastern Health: Bram Morton
Bram is the Senior Aboriginal Youth Mental Health Spiritual Wellbeing Clinical Advisor at Eastern Health
(03) 9895 3281
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)
SNAICC has a range of a community run and based child care agencies, early childhood education, family support services, foster care agencies, and services for young people at risk.
(03) 9489 8099
Suite 8, First Floor,
252-260 St Georges Rd,
North Fitzroy VIC 3068
Eastern Victorian Aboriginal Child Care (VACCA)
VACCA’s Family Services team supports and promotes family wellbeing, and offers parenting programs such as Indigenous Parenting Support Service, Family Coaching, Aboriginal Family Decision Making, Playgroups and many other services in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. VACCA also provides placement and support for dislocated Aboriginal youths and cultural strengthening programs such as the Possum Skin Cloak Project and the Wominjeka Arts Festival.
(03) 9871 9000
Children's Koori Court
The Koori Court is part of the Children's Court that deals with young Koori people who have been charged with a criminal offence. The sentencing outcomes in Koori Court are the same as in mainstream criminal cases but the court process involves an Elder or Respected Person advising the Magistrate or Judge.
Melbourne Children's Court
(03) 8638 3377
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
Provides a comprehensive range of medical, dental and social services, such as women’s and children’s programs and family counselling to the Aboriginal community of Victoria.
(03) 9419 3000
186 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065
Delivers quality specialist alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation and outreach support services to meet the needs of the Aboriginal community in Victoria. Ngwala Willambong also provides housing services.
(03) 9510 3233
Housing support for Eastern Metro Region
Yarra Valley Community Health Indigenous Health Team
Counselling, Youth Support Primary to Secondary School Transition, Psychiatric Outreach Support Service and Community Development.
1300 130 381
EACH Aboriginal Health Promotion and Chronic Care
Counselling, group programs for adults and for children, drug and alcohol services, gamblers help, domestic violence services, sexual assault services, family support, mental health services and other supports.
(03) 9837 3999
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
A state-wide service that provides legal advice and representation for the Victorian Koori community.
(03) 9418 5999
1800 064 865
Family Violence Support
Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service Victoria
Provides assistance to victims of family violence and sexual assault and to work with families and communities affected by violence
(03) 9244 333
1800 105 303
Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (ECASA)
Counselling and advocacy service to people who are victim/survivors of recent or past sexual assault. This service is also available to non-offending family members, partners and friends.
(03) 9870 7330
Afterhours: 1800 806 292
Victims of Crime Helpline
This is an appropriate service for all victims of family violence: men and women. Through the VoC helping there is access to the Victims Assistance and Counselling Programs, who provide a response to victims of family violence.
1800 819 817
Department of Human Services: Sandra Nolan
Senior Aboriginal Planning Officer in the Planning and Social Inclusion, Client Outcomes team
(03) 9843 6779
0439 369 113
Men's Help Line
Men’s help line
Professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
1300 78 99 78
Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)
Free and confidential support for women on any issue across Victoria. Telephone support service, women’s information centres and online and email chat support available.1300 134 130
372 Spencer Street,
West Melbourne VIC, 3003
A non-Government organisation that supports victims of domestic and family violence in lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/intersexed/questioning relationships.
1800 65 64 63
Free, confidential, 24 hour assistance for problem gamblers.
1800 858 858
The beyondblue info line provides information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatments and referrals to relevant services.
1300 22 4636
A 24-hour free call telephone service, which provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. Lifeline provides assistance and information on anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, stresses from work, family or society and many other issues.
Victoria Legal Aid (Ringwood)
Reasonably priced legal aid focused on protecting the rights of socially and economically disadvantaged Victorians in areas of criminal law, family law and some civil law matters.
(03) 9259 5444
23 Ringwood St
Ringwood VIC, 3134
Ringwood Magistrates Court
39 Ringwood St,
Ringwood VIC, 3134
(03) 9871 4444
Provides support and advocacy for Aboriginal families accessing Maroondah Hospital, Angliss Hospital, and Box Hill Hospital.
Aboriginal Liaison Officer
(03) 9871 3514
Knox Community Health
Provides community care, health promotion and education programs. Priority Access is available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
(03) 9757 6200
Mental Health Triage and Emergency Department Response Team
A 24/7 response team for those in psychiatric crisis, who may need hospital admission or treatment in the community.
1300 721 927
National Hearing Care https://nhc.com.au/.
Family Violence Support
Men's Referral Service
Free, anonymous and confidential referral service enabling men to take steps towards making better choices in their relationships. Main services include the Men’s behaviour change program where participants talk, share information and challenge and support each other to be better men, partners and fathers.
1300 766 491
(03) 9428 2899
Children and Youth
A phone, web or email counselling service which provides support on any topic to children, teens and young adults.
1800 551 800