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  • Family Violence Support
  • Family Violence Support
  • Family Violence Support

WRISC has moved!

From Tuesday December 20, WRISC will operating from our new premises, located centrally in the Ballarat CBD at:

205 Dana St, Ballarat, 3350.

The WRISC postal address has also changed and is now:

PO Box 92, Ballarat, VIC  3353

The central location, close to public transport and other services, will be of benefit to clients and staff alike.

Please note: The WRISC telephone and fax numbers will remain the same.

Victorian Government releases 10 year plan for ending family violence

The Victorian Government released in November 2016 its document, "Ending Family Violence  Victoria's Plan for Change".

This document is "a 10 year strategy of action and investment to protect victims, punish the guilty, and change community attitudes", Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria. 

You can view the document here.

  WRISC has a Facebook Page

  Find us here.



WRISC is currently recruiting enthusiastic and committed volunteers to fill the Reception/Administration role:

  •  1pm - 5pm shifts available
  •  Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook essential
  • Reception experience welcomed
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC) required

For further information, please contact Sandra on 5333 3666, Monday - Thursday.

WRISC is looking for volunteers who  are able to commit on a medium to long term basis.

WRISC, in collaboration with BADAC, is proud to release  series of powerful video clips

WRISC, in collaboration with BADAC (Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-op), and with the support of the Victorian Indigenous Family Violence Strategy Community Initiatives Fund, have produced a powerful series of video clips around the theme of family violence. 

These videos were developed through listening and building on stories and artwork, from both adults and children.  Some videos feature an adult's experience of family violence, and others feature a child's experience of family violence.

The videos were produced by Silverpod Productions.

Please share these clips to spread the message.

The videos can be viewed here.

WRISC Family Violence Support

WRISC exists to change the lives of women and children affected by family violence.

Violence (or abuse) can take many forms and includes:
  • isolating from family and friends
  • controlling access to money or how it is spent
  • name calling, belittling and putdowns
  • making all the decisions and controlling what she does
  • preventing practicing of cultural or spiritual beliefs
  • intimidation
  • making threats
  • physically harming
  • sexualised violence

We believe that everyone has the right to be safe, to be treated equally and to have access to the same opportunities as everyone else. We know that violence of any kind denies people these rights.

WRISC helps to provide safety, support, information, advocacy, children's counselling, court support, and case management. We provide services across the Central Highlands region of Victoria, and our service is free and confidential.

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WRISC acknowledges the traditional owners of this land - their elders past and present, and is committed to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through respectful relationships and providing culturally safe and appropriate services.
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