Indigenous Family Violence

Indigenous Family Violence 10 year plan

The Victorian Government is committed to reducing family violence in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal community.

The Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework gives priority to safe families and communities and equitable justice outcomes, and reduces the incidence of family violence.

The Indigenous Family Violence 10 Year Plan, Strong Culture, Strong Peoples and Strong Families: Towards a safer future for Indigenous families and communities, launched on 27 June 2008, provides for a partnership approach to addressing Aboriginal family violence in the short, medium and long term.

The 10 Year Plan is a living document which outlines the vision, objectives and actions which guide, inform and direct the Aboriginal community and the Victorian Government to reduce Aboriginal family violence.

The 10 Year Plan is the result of considerable collaborative effort and commitment by the Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum.


The Victorian Government has established a Royal Commission into Family Violence. Follow this link for further information:

Victorian Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum

The Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum was established in April 2005 to enable the Government and Aboriginal communities to address Aboriginal family violence together. It also provides community members access to key decision makers across Government.

The Partnership Forum is a forum for ongoing, high level dialogue between Government departments and Aboriginal communities about the needs of Aboriginal communities in confronting issues of family violence.

The Partnership Forum is made up of the Chairpersons of the 11 Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Groups, Chief Executive Officers or Chairpersons of key Aboriginal organisations and Senior representatives from Government departments.

The Partnership Forum was instrumental in the development, and oversees the implementation, of the 10 Year Plan.

For further information or to receive hard copies of the 10 Year Plan, contact the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria on (03) 9208 3272.


Last updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015