Business Summary
We are a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that has been providing specialist family and relationship services across Melbourne and Victoria since 1948.
About Us

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation, with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. We respect the rights of all people in all their diversity to live life fully within their families and communities with dignity and safety, and to enjoy healthy relationships.

Our objective is to relieve the suffering, distress and helplessness of vulnerable and disadvantaged people so as to enhance their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

Our vision is for positive, safe and respectful relationships for couples, families, schools, workplaces and communities.

RAV provides services from 15 centres in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. The corporate support team is based in Camberwell.

We focus on providing effective services to strengthen relationships and social connections for individuals and families, and in schools, workplaces and communities across all life stages.

How old do I have to be to access your services?
We usually require parents’ consent to work with children under the age of 18, but in certain circumstances, we will work with people aged 15 to 17 without parental consent. In these circumstances the young person needs to be able to understand the service that will be provided and give their informed consent. Some of our other programs are designed for specific groups of people or age ranges.
What is counselling?
Counselling can help you to explore your concerns and difficulties in a supportive environment. Participating in counselling can help you clarify your situation, gain new perspectives and work towards change. Common issues that people seek counselling for include managing stress, life changes, relationship difficulties, separation and divorce, parenting, grief and loss, mental health issues, managing emotions, family violence, trauma and abuse, and work-related problems.
How can counselling help?
The counselling process helps you to identify your greatest concerns and areas you’d like to change. The counsellor will work with you to better understand your situation, and develop a plan that uses your strengths to improve your wellbeing and relationships. Sessions can focus on specific issues or broader experiences. Counselling is an effective strategy that can relieve distress, enhance relationships and functioning.
At A Glance
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