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.


Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

Submission to Royal Commission into Family Violence

1 June 2015

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) has provided a written submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Senior Manager Family Violence Service Development, Robyn McIvor, said that “family violence is one of the most frequently encountered, complex issues that clients present with when they access our services. As the largest provider of Men’s Behaviour Change Programs in Victoria, Relationships Australia Victoria is aware of the demand for services, the prevalence of family violence and the impact it has on our clients’ lives.” 

“We welcomed the opportunity to provide input into the Royal Commission into Family Violence and look forward to the Royal Commission’s report and recommendations,” Ms McIvor said.

Read RAV's submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

On Sunday, 22 February 2015, the Governor of Victoria appointed a Chair and two Deputy Commissioners to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Commission will inquire into and provide practical recommendations on how Victoria's response to family violence can be improved. The Commission is due to provide its report and recommendations to the government by Monday, 29 February 2016

The Royal Commission has sought submissions from anyone directly affected by family violence, from individuals and organisations who have come into contact with people affected by family violence (whether directly working in the family violence sector or not), and from any others whose experiences and ideas may assist the work of the Royal Commission.