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The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre (The SAFV Centre)

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre (The SAFV Centre)

Established in 1978, The SAFV Centre has grown into a highly professional community based, not-for-profit service offering a wide range of free and confidential services for adults, children and young people who have experienced sexual assault or family violence.

Located in Geelong, Horsham and Footscray we offer our specialist services across the Barwon, Wimmera and Western Melbourne areas of Victoria.

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre (The SAFV Centre) was created in 2016 following the merger between Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault (Barwon CASA) and Minerva Community Services (Minerva). The establishment of The SAFV Centre now means that our clients can access all sexual assault and family violence services under the one roof.


Geelong: 03 5222 4318

Wimmera: 03 5381 1211

Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24 Hours): 1800 806 292

Safe Steps (24 Hours): 1800 015 188

Community services
Aboriginal services
Early intervention
Sexual assault
Western District
Western Melbourne
Type of service: 
Crisis service
Outreach services
Women's refuge services