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.


Our focus | Our history | Our people

Established in 1948, Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation. Our vision is for positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians.

We are proud to provide services for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. We believe that people, in all their diversity, have the right to live their lives safely and with dignity, with their families and within their communities, and to enjoy positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships.

We have over 70 years’ experience supporting Victorians, and meeting the needs of our clients has always been the motivation for our organisation as we work to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness, and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

We provide our services from 18 locations in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, as well as additional outreach locations.

 Our focus

Our focus is on providing high-quality, effective and accessible services for people with complex relationship issues, and delivering prevention services that lead to system-wide change that reduces the incidence of relationship problems.

Recognising the different needs of diverse members of our community, we are committed to ensuring that our services are relevant and accessible. This includes to those from vulnerable and disadvantaged, culturally and linguistically diverse, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, and to members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual (LGBTIQA+) communities.

Our services are provided from 18 locations in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Our corporate support team is based in Camberwell.

Supporting Victorians since 1948

In 2018/19 we celebrated the 70th anniversary of Relationships Australia Victoria – a milestone in our history. The organisation has evolved significantly since our beginnings as the Marriage Guidance Council in 1948 and we're proud to have assisted more than half a million Victorians over our 70-year history.

As part of our celebrations, we produced a short, three-minute video on our organisation's history, available to watch online and below. A longer version of the video is also available online here.