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 (RAV) is focused on providing services that meet the needs and preferences of older adults, aged 65 years and over.

We aim to improve the wellbeing, safety and sense of fulfillment in older Australians by strengthening relationships, facilitating social connection, and reducing loneliness and isolation.

Our services

We provide a range of services, programs and resources to support older people and their families.

Read our Charter of Rights for Older Adults for information on what you can expect when using our services.

More information on these services is available in our brochure, or information on our general counselling service is available here.

Our staff

Our Senior Relationship Services are provided by experienced and qualified staff who undertake ongoing specialist training, focused on broadening knowledge of issues such as ageing, elder abuse, ethical dilemmas surrounding consent, relevant legislative and rights frameworks and age-appropriate service design.

Neighbour Day

As part of the Relationships Australia federation, Relationships Australia Victoria is also the home of Neighbour Day, Australia’s annual celebration of community. Neighbour Day encourages people to get to know their neighbours, help create the communities that they want, and in turn, prevent and reduce loneliness and isolation, particularly for older people.
The five principal aims of Neighbour Day are to:

  • Strengthen communities and build better relationships with the people who live around us.
  • Create safer, healthier and more vibrant suburbs and towns.
  • Promote tolerance, respect and understanding.
  • Break down community barriers.
  • Protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.

Read more about Neighbour Day here.