The Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2017 (Vic) and its supporting regulations permit a number of organisations to share current and historical family violence risk information with other listed organisations, when necessary to manage a risk of family violence. In some cases, sharing of information may be legally required under the Act.
The Victims of Crime Helpline, Victim Assistance Programs, and other funded organisations are included under the Act and required to comply with the new laws.
The Act will take effect from 26 February 2018.
For more information about the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme, please go to the Family Safety Victoria website or contact the Victims of Crime Helpline.
The Victims of Crime Helpline
Open: 8am-11pm, 7 days a week
Call: 1800 819 817
Text: 0427 767 891