Our Vision and Purpose


Our Vision is for a world where women, families and communities live DVSM teamfree from violence, have equal rights, opportunities and the freedom to reach their potential.

Our Purpose is to build individual and community safety and wellbeing.

Our Challenge

Domestic and family violence is in every postcode and community.

Preventing violence, understanding violence and improving responses to violence remains a cross cutting national issue and a shared challenge that no community, sector or system can achieve alone.

Every response matters. Any time. Every time. Every person and any community. We share this challenge to continuously learn, reflect and improve on how we contribute to safe, just, effective and dignified responses. We also hold a commitment to support others in this shared responsibility.

Achieving our purpose

We provide direct services to people experiencing domestic and family violence and homelessness and other wellbeing needs.

Insight Exchange (established by DVSM) strengthens social, service and system responses to people experiencing domestic and family violence.