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.


Family Violence Support Services

Below is a quick reference guide that allows you to view the telephone numbers of family violence support services via your local government area. You can click through to the associated websites, and view the most up to date information.

State-wide services


National response

National 24 hour, 7 days per week response

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.