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Free support, referrals & information on any issue for women, non-binary & gender diverse people in Victoria

 

WIRE is the only free generalist service in Victoria inclusive of women, non-binary and gender diverse people from all backgrounds and experiences. We can help you with any issue you’re facing, including family violence, financial abuse, housing and more.

Access our free services:

– Our Walk-in-Centre is now open! Book a visit.

– Call us on our Phone Support Line on 1300 134 130

– Reach out via Live Web Chat 

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Explore WIRE

Access our free information resources on a wide range of topics, including research reports, guides, information packs and brochures. Read touching stories—such as cases of successful community engagement and women helping women—and find referrals to other free counselling and support services for women, non-binary and gender diverse people in crisis.

Family violence

Family violence is a significant human rights issue in Victoria. Everyone has a right to safety in homes, schools, at work and on the streets.

Money

Finance is an important issue for women. Being informed and knowing where to access relevant information is an important first step.

Relationships

Women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people often talk to us about relationship issues they may be experiencing; WIRE provides support and information so people can make decisions about what course of action is right for them.

Housing

Having a safe, secure place to live is one of the most basic human rights. WIRE’s housing resources aim to help women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people in Victoria understand and better navigate the housing system.

Migration

People move countries for all sorts of reasons. WIRE can offer support for women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people experiencing isolation, visa stress, racism and more.

Legal Advice

Legal matters are often complex, time-consuming and can drain your energy and money. WIRE can help you identify pathways to legal support and ways that you can support yourself whilst working through legal matters.

Health & Wellbeing

Audre Lorde said self-care was a radical act, an act of radical self-preservation — you can't pour from an empty vessel. Self-care is an important part of living well. Explore this section for information on emotional and mental health well-being.

Parenting & Families

WIRE can talk to you about pregnancy, family planning, abortion, parenting orders and the day-to-day experience of raising toddlers, primary-aged kids and teenagers. We can also discuss adolescent violence.

Employment

Support and referrals to connect with relevant workshops and networks for developing a career pathway and obtaining work experience.

Gender & Sexuality

Gender Identity and sexuality can be taboo issues. WIRE can support people to find information, support and referrals as well as direct people to appropriate LBGTIQ+ services.

Upcoming events and training

Register for our free workshops, clinics and group support programs. WIRE also offers tailored professional development training in dealing with difficult calls, family violence and financial abuse. These are delivered in-person and online throughout Victoria and nation-wide.

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