The COVID stage 4 lockdown has ended, however, some modified restrictions remain in place, including limits on social gatherings and wearing masks in some indoor settings, or wherever you can't socially distance.
If you or somebody you know is experiencing family violence, access one of the support services below. You can also visit the DHHS website for more advice and access to support services. If a person is in immediate danger call 000.
COVID-19 restrictions allow you to leave your home for emergency purposes. If you are escaping harm or are at risk of harm from family violence, you can leave your home.
You will not be fined if you are leaving a dangerous situation. Please call 000 – Victoria Police if you are in immediate danger.
Specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s Eastern Metropolitan Region
Australia wide confidential support services, counselling, information and referral for sexual assault, and family violence for everyone.
Call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
Webchat service is available 24 hours
Support line for family and domestic violence.
Call 1800 015 188
Webchat service is available 9am-9pm Mon-Fri
Sexual Assault Crisis Line Crisis counselling service for people who have experienced past and recent sexual assault.
Call 1800 806 292
Private and confidential phone and online counselling service for people aged 5 to 25.
Call 1800 55 1800
Lifeline National charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with support and suicide prevention services.
Call 13 11 14
Help, support, referrals & counselling services for men via telephone, online and video
Call 1300 78 99 78
Yarra Ranges Shire Council
P.O. Box 105, Anderson Street
Lilydale, VIC 3140
P 1300 368 333
F (03) 9735 4249
Yarra Ranges Council respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of this land. We pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the history of the region.