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With Respect is not a crisis response service. For crisis responses phone:
  • 000 Victoria Police for immediate safety
  • 1800 RESPECT family violence and sexual assault 24-hour telephone support
  • 1800 015 188 Safe Steps Victoria available 24 hours for crisis support for women
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Friday, 31 March 2023 04:45

Secondary Consult

This online form is for service providers who wish to request a secondary consultation with w|respect. Please contact us for

  • information on how you can better support your current LGBTIQ clients or
  • to gain further expertise from w|respect staff on your LGBTIQ client needs.

Please be aware it may take five days for you to receive a response.

This is NOT a form for:

  • People seeking family violence support services.
  • Service provider referrals of clients to w|respect

If you wish to refer a client to w|respect services or you yourself identify as LGBTIQ and are experiencing family or intimate partner violence, please phone 1800 LGBTIQ. People who identify as LGBTIQ, are experiencing family or intimate partner violence and are in immediate danger need to phone 000.

note: you can tick more than one

Friday, 31 July 2020 16:21

I'm Worried About Someone Else

It can be difficult to see a friend being treated in ways that are harmful by their family, partner or people they care about. You might want to do something to help them straight away or feel stuck about what you can do to help.

Friday, 31 July 2020 16:18

Recognising Family Violence

Sometimes it can be hard to tell if what’s happening at home or in your relationships is okay. Maybe the people in your house, your family, or the people you are dating act in ways that make you feel unsafe, scared or unable to be the person you are or want to be. When someone does things that hurt, bully or control another person, it is called abuse.

Monday, 13 July 2020 10:39

Party and Play

Statistically, queer people are more likely to use alcohol and other drugs in recreational settings than the general population. We’re also more likely to find ourselves in periods of problematic usage of these substances. Fortunately, over many decades the LGBTIQ community has also built complex systems of community care into our social networks, to make the partying we do as safe as possible. 

Friday, 21 February 2020 22:09


QTIPOC stands for Queer, Trans, or Intersex, Person of Colour. And that's exactly what this new resource explores: being a person of colour, as well as being queer.

Created by Drummond St, Minus18, and Invisible The Drum, OMG I'm QTIPOC dives into everything from coming out (or not coming out) to the beauty of community; from activism to love across cultures; from the QTIPOC acronym to queerness itself.

Thursday, 14 May 2020 01:24

Disability & LGBTIQ

People with disabilities experience higher rates of violence, abuse and neglect then non-disabled people. In addition to issues relating to their LGBTIQ status, additional barriers exist for people with disabilities accessing family violence services. These circumstances sit alongside unique requirements to meet their needs.

As we prepare ourselves for physical distancing and self-isolation, we need to remember home is not always the safest place.

For some in our community – job losses and insecure housing can mean that we are forced back to other homes with family or friends which can be highly conflictual and for others unsafe.


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