Family Violence Support at Chisholm for Students and Family Violence Response Services

Chisholm Institute is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and place of study, to all staff and students. Chisholm recognises that family violence can occur in many forms and can significantly affect the lives of staff and students.

Family Violence is defined in the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Victoria) and includes physical, sexual, financial, verbal, psychological or emotional abuse by a family member.

We are committed to supporting those affected by family violence to remain engaged in work and study and access further specialist assistance.

Student Services

Students may contact Student Services for non-urgent assistance on 1300 244 746 (option 4) or by email at:

External resources for students

There are external Family Violence Specialist Response and Counselling Services that students may wish to contact (some of which operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

If you are in immediate danger call Victoria Police on 000. You can also call the Police Assistance Line on 13 1444 for information 24 hours a day.

Victorian State Police
Phone: 000

  • Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
    For women and children. Victoria state wide
    Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    Phone: 1800 015 188 or 9322 3555
  • Seniors Rights Victoria - Elder Abuse
    Hours: Monday Friday 10am – 5pm
    Phone: 1300 368 821
  • Child Protection
    DHHS Victorian Government South Division Intake
    Phone: 1300 655 795 or after hours: 13 12 78
  • Child Protection
    DHHS Victorian Government East Division Intake
    Phone: 1300 360 391or after hours: 13 12 78
  • Q switchboard LGBTIQA+
    Webchat hours: 3pm – 12am, 7 days per week
  • With Respect
    Phone: 1800 LGBTIQ (1800 542 847)
  • Victorian Legal Aid
    Phone: 1300 792 387
  • Djirra Support (including legal) to Aboriginal people
    Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm  
    Phone: 1800 105 303
  • National response

    National 24 hour, 7 days per week response

    • 1800RESPECT
      Phone: 1800 737 732
      (NRS for hearing or speech impairment 1800 555 677 interpreter 13 14 50)
      Also download the Daisy app
    • MensLine
      Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
      Phone: 1300 78 99 78
    • No To Violence - Men's referral service
      No To Violence works with men who are users of violence
      Phone:1300 766 491

    Cities of Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia Shire

    Bayside and Peninsula Frankston, Glen Eira, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Stonnington

    Gippsland Local Services Shires of Baw Baw, South Gippsland, Bass Coast and Latrobe City

    Local Services Shire of Wellington

    Quantum Support Service
    Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm  
    Phone: 1800 243 455

    Local Services Shire of East Gippsland

    Gippsland Lakes Community Health Service - Bairnsdale
    Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:45pm
    Phone: 03 5158300

    Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Monash, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges

    Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm and Saturday 9am – 5pm      Phone: 03 9259 4200

    If your Local Government Area or Shire is not listed, please contact the State or National Family Violence Services for Support.