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Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service


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The Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS Victoria) is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation established in 2002 to provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault and to work with families and communities affected by violence.





Our objectives are:

  • To provide assistance to victims of family violence;
  • To reduce the incidence of violence and abuse in communities through education and advocacy;
  • To increase the recognition of the problem of violence and abuse in communities through community education and advocacy;
  • To facilitate long term solutions to violence and abuse in communities.

The FVPLS Victoria head office is in Abbotsford, covering the Melbourne area. We have an office and staff in Mildura, in Warrnambool, covering the Barwon South West Region and in Bairnsdale covering the Gippsland region.





We provide free legal advice, referrals, ongoing casework and court representation, and assist in the following areas:

  • Intervention orders;
  • Family Law;
  • Child Protection;
  • Victims' compensation;
  • Other legal problems arising from family violence.

FVPLS Victoria will give telephone and/or face to face legal advice to victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault. Counselling  is also available in these locations.


Contact Details
Contact: FVPLS Victoria
Ph (BH): 1800 105 303
Ph (AH): 1800 105 303
Web: http://www.fvpls.org/ Fax: 03 5152 3933
Location: 27 Pyke Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875 View as Map
Postal Address: PO Box 1281, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875

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