Family Violence Services

Geelong and Surrounding Regions

If you have been affected by Family Violence, please call (03) 5222 4318 during business hours and talk to one of our specialist Geelong based Family Violence Intake Counsellors. You do not need a referral to organise a counselling session.

If you have a question for one of our Geelong Family Violence Intake Counsellors, please email admin@barwoncasa.org.

Please note that enquiries are responded to between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

About our Family Violence Counselling 

We are a Geelong based organisation providing free, confidential specialist counselling and support to women, young people and children, who have experienced or been exposed to Family Violence either recently or in the past and to non-offending parents, partners, family and friends. 

To find out more about our Geelong Family Violence counselling services, you can download our brochures here.  

Please note: Barwon CASA Wimmera does not offer Family Violence counselling. Click here to link to the Wimmera provider.

What is Family Violence?

Women constitute the overwhelming majority of victims of Family Violence. Family Violence affects one in five Victorian women over the course of their lifetime.

Family violence is the use of violent, threatening, coercive or controlling behaviour by an individual against a family member, or someone with whom they have, or have had, an intimate relationship.

Violent behaviour may include:

  • physical or sexual assault and power and control tactics such as direct or indirect threats
  • emotional and psychological abuse
  • economic control
  • social isolation 
  • behaviour which causes a person to live in fear.