Adult Parole Board of Victoria
Level 14, 50 Franklin Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 1300 766 946
Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO)
Head office: 1 Hoddle Street, Richmond Vic 3121
Tel: 9413 7000
ACSO provides services for ex-prisoners. ACSO also has offices in Ballarat, Bendigo, Dandenong, Morwell, Shepparton, Sunshine, Traralgon and Warrnambool.
Tel (Centrelink employment services): 13 28 50
Tel: 8684 6600
Corrections Victoria oversees Victoria’s prison system.
Corrections Victoria Housing Program
Tel: 1800 888 236 (24/7)
DirectLine provides alcohol and drug counselling and referrals.
255 Ballarat Road, Footscray Vic 3011
Tel: 9372 6155
Flat Out is a support service for women leaving prison.
Housing support services
Tel: 1800 825 955 (24/7)
Connects callers with the nearest housing service
Jesuit Social Services (JSS)
Head office: 326 Church Street, Richmond Vic 3121
Tel: 9421 7600
JSS runs the ReConnect program, which supports men and women transition from prison to the community.
Justice Assurance and Review Office (JARO)
Tel: 8684 6394
Part of the Victorian Government, JARO has an oversight role of Victoria’s adult correctional systems.
Victorian Government Department of Justice and Community Safety
Tel: 9947 1601
Justice Health is responsible for delivering health services to people in Victoria’s prisons
Tel: 13 11 14 (24/7)
Lifeline provides general counselling and referrals.
Melbourne City Mission
164–180 Kings Way, South Melbourne Vic 3205
Tel: 9977 0000
Tel: 1300 789 978
Provides telephone and online counselling for men
Post Sentence Authority (PSA)
Tel: 1300 076 724
The PSA supervises people on post sentence orders.
Tel: 9873 4190
The prison Network supports women who are, or have been, in Victoria’s prisons.
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
Tel: 1800 015 188 (24/7)
Salvation Army – Prison support
Tel: 13 72 58
Tel: 1800 187 263
SANE provides information and advice about mental illness.
Tel: 1300 651 251 (24/7)
This service provides support to people who are contemplating, or who have been affected by, suicide.
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA)
Tel (legal help phone line): 1300 792 387
Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (VACRO)
Level 1, 116 Hardware Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 9605 1900; 1800 049 871
Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)
Tel: 1300 134 130
WIRE provides support, advocacy and information for women in Victoria.
Tel: 1800 685 105