The Victorian Government has committed to implementing all 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and to delivering on the vision described in Roadmap for Reform: Strong families, Safe children. A key recommendation of the Royal Commission and the Roadmap for Reform was to establish a network of Support and Safety Hubs (The Orange Door).

The Orange Door will deliver a fundamental change to the way we work with women, children and families, and men. The Orange Door will bring together different workforces and practices to create an integrated The Orange Door team and a consolidated intake point in each The Orange Door area to create a new way of support.


The Orange Door – An Integrated Model

As an integrated model, The Orange Door team will include a mix of staff employed by local Community Service Organisations, together with Family Safety Victoria and DFFH. Each organisation will employ a range of staff including Specialist Practice Leaders who will lead the delivery of high quality, safe and effective service responses to Victorians seeking support and services through The Orange Door. The Practice Leaders provide consultation and advanced practice leadership and support to practitioners across the whole program.

Each Practice Leader role is employed by a different partner organisation however work closely with one another and as a part of the wider Orange Door team.


Learn more about The Orange Door positions

  • The Integrated Practice Leader works to bring together the whole Practice Leadership Team and will be responsible for driving integrated practice across The Orange Door and providing practice leadership and expert advice to The Orange Door workforce on complex cases requiring an integrated or multi-disciplinary approach.

    The role will build the capability of The Orange Door workforce to deliver integrated functions and services responding to family violence, child and family vulnerability and functioning, and perpetrator interventions, in line with The Orange Door Service Model and Integrated Practice Framework.

    The Integrated Practice Leader will be employed by Anglicare Victoria.

    Apply now.

  • The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader (Men’s) is responsible for providing practice leadership on risk assessment, risk management and planning for family violence and providing expert advice to the Orange Door workforce in relation to complex family violence cases and perpetrator interventions. The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader (Men’s) will proactively build specialist evidence-based family violence knowledge and capability across the Orange Door workforce in line with the Orange Door Service Model and Integrated Practice Framework.

    The Orange Door works to keep perpetrators accountable by supporting them to take personal responsibility and to choose to end their violent behaviours and attitudes. It also has an important role in understanding and monitoring perpetrator risk to inform safety planning for victims and families.   The Orange Door recognises that while not all perpetrators of family violence are men, the majority of family violence is gendered and perpetrated by men against women.

    The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader – Men’s will be employed by Anglicare Victoria.

    Apply now.

  • The Aboriginal Practice Leader will be responsible for providing practice leadership and expert advice to The Orange Door workforce on culturally safe and inclusive specialist family violence services, child and family services and perpetrator interventions.

    The Aboriginal Practice Leader will provide secondary consultations to internal and external stakeholders and proactively build cultural safety and competence in The Orange Door. In addition, the Aboriginal Practice Leader will work with the Hub Manager and the Service System Navigator to build and maintain effective partnerships with Aboriginal services and communities within The Orange Door network to support choice for Aboriginal people.

    This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.  This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

    The Aboriginal Practice Leader will be employed by Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service.

    Apply now.

  • The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader is responsible for providing practice leadership on risk assessment, risk management and planning for family violence and providing expert advice to the Orange Door workforce in relation to complex family violence cases and perpetrator interventions.

    The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader will proactively build specialist evidence-based family violence knowledge and capability across the Orange Door workforce in line with the Orange Door Service Model and Integrated Practice Framework.

    EDVOS employ women only to most of our positions as per the findings of EEO exemption H327/2017 and by special measure.

    The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader will be employed by EDVOS.

    Apply now.

  • The Children and Young Person’s Practice Leader will hold responsibility for providing expert practice leadership on engaging children and young people, assessing risk and needs for the infant, child, young person and family, and supporting interventions for infants, children and young people impacted by family violence and/or experiencing vulnerabilities due to other factors.

    The Children and Young Person’s Practice Leader will proactively build the capability across The Orange Door workforce as a whole, working collaboratively to engage with children and young people to ensure that the experiences and voices of children and young people inform the service response in line with The Orange Door Service Model and Best Interests Case Practice Model.

    The Children and Young Persons Practice Lead will be employed by Uniting.

    Apply now.


Learn more about the organisations

  • Anglicare Victoria works with children, young people and families to prevent harm and empower people to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential.

    AV believe in families and know that with access to the right support every family can grow and achieve their goals.

    AV work with families towards positive change. Whether it be a helping hand in a time of crisis, or providing longer-term support and care. They partner with local communities, the private and public sectors and our donors to deliver better results.

    Supporting tens of thousands of Victorians every year, their 1700+ staff and volunteers operate from more than 45 sites across the state, as well as delivering assistance online, at home and in the community. They are Victoria’s largest provider of Out of Home Care and Family Services, and one of Australia’s most innovative agencies in working with vulnerable children youth and families.

  • Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) is the lead specialist Aboriginal Specific family violence service that provides a service in the Eastern Metropolitan Region inclusive of Inner and Outer East since establishment in 2006.

    Boorndawan Willam means “safe house “in Wathaurong and Woiwurong language.  Our work relates to the Prevention, Intervention, Recovery and Healing end of service responses.

    BWAHS provides a range of services including family violence case management, group and individual work, and therapeutic services to Aboriginal Families.  BWAHS support Aboriginal families including mixed families and provide a service to the non-Aboriginal members of that family- this includes women, men and children and kin.

  • EDVOS is a specialist family violence service in the eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne.

    EDVOS is a not-for-profit organisation, primarily funded by the State Government of Victoria. EDVOS also receives grants and donations from other sources and:

    • Provide a broad range of integrated services to support women, children and their pets who are responding to family violence.
    • Prioritise the safety of women and children as a fundamental human right, while working to ensure perpetrators are held accountable for using violence.
    • Support women to make informed choices through programs and services that are individual, sensitive and evidence-based.

    Provide support, information, case management, safety planning, community education, programs for pet safety and a strong network of referral pathways to other services.

  • Uniting Vic.Tas is the community services organisation of the Uniting Church. Uniting has been supporting people and families for over 100 years, working alongside people of all ages in local communities in Victoria and Tasmania. Their services reach to Albury-Wodonga in the north, Mallacoota in East Gippsland, the Wimmera region in the west, and across Tasmania.

    Uniting empowers children, young people and families to learn and thrive. They’re there for people experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction or mental illness. They support people with disability to live the life they choose. They assist older people to maintain their independence and enjoy life. They provide opportunities to access training and meaningful employment. They’re proud to welcome and support asylum seekers to our community. They work to empower people with the information, skills and tools they need to live a healthy, happy life.

    Uniting works in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. They celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. They welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. They pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.