connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Relationships Australia Victoria is a valued provider of specialist family and relationship services. Our vision is for positive, safe and respectful relationships for couples, families, schools, workplaces and communities. We aim to relieve the suffering, distress and helplessness of vulnerable and disadvantaged people so as to enhance their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.


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We offer counselling for relationships in all their aspects. This may mean thinking about nurturing an existing relationship, or reflecting on what's not working well. It may mean starting a relationship, or ending one.

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Family Dispute Resolution (mediation)

A service to help couples who are separating to resolve their family law disputes. 

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Family Relationship Centres

Centres focused on providing family dispute resolution (mediation) to help separating families to achieve workable parenting arrangements outside the Court system.

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Latest News

Support for Fathers National Survey

We invite fathers, their partners, and professionals who work with families to participate.

Loneliness in Older Adults in Residential Aged Care and Community Settings

We invite Australians aged 65 and over to take part in a survey about loneliness and wellbeing.

The latest edition of our Training e-newsletter is now available

Featuring tips for maintaining professional and personal boundaries, and our brand new family violence-focused relationship counselling course.

How do you maintain professional and personal boundaries in your therapeutic work?

Read our tips and find out about our new Professional Boundaries in Therapeutic Work Workshop.

National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

Invitation to participate in a ballot to attend Parliament House event.

New Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling CHC81015

Designed for counselling practitioners seeking to work with people impacted by family violence.

Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling CHC81015
(with a focus on Family Violence)

Enhance your counselling skills to work with individuals, couples and families affected by domestic and family violence.

Applications are now open for our brand new Graduate Diploma, commencing in February 2019.

Find out more or call our Training and Development team on (03) 8573 2277 to discuss whether this course is right for you.