Djirra during covid-19

Thursday 9 July 2020

This message is for all of the amazing women around the state who come to our workshops, visit our lawyers in Abbotsford or in regional offices, and who attend the Koori Women’s Place in Melbourne.

Our doors are closed but we are still available
on free toll 1800 105 303
during business hours.

It’s not because we are in isolation that everything has closed or is stopped. There is still help for you, we are here to help you.
Even under Stage 3 restrictions, you have the right to leave your home to seek safety.


Family Violence

Family violence is sometimes called “domestic violence”, “abuse” or “an abusive relationship”. Family violence can happen to anyone. You have the right to feel safe at home. You have the right to BE SAFE at home. You should not be living in fear. Click hear to read more about family violence. Call us if you have any question or if you need support 1800 105 303.

Djirra’s Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service

We continue to offer our legal service by phone and provide representation in court matters.

We provide legal advice and representation, including court representation in relation to the following areas of law:
Intervention Orders – Family Law – Child Protection – Victims of Crime Assistance.
We may also help with other legal issues connected to a family violence situation

 Click here to learn more about our Legal service and how we can help you.

Koori Womens’ Place

KWP is now delivering its workshop online. Have a look at our event page for more information. Good news, you can be anywhere in the State and attend!

We don’t have the doors open but the team is here for you and
you can ring us on 1800 105 303
during business hours, and one of the team will get right back to you.


To protect the health and safety of everyone who attends our workshops (Sisters Day Out, Dilly Bag, Young Luv and in the Koori Women’s Place), including our staff, we have postponed the delivery of all in person workshops.

Djirra is currently confirming our COVID-19 recovery plan, return to our face-to-face programs and services will be announced when the plan is finalised.


Outside of Djirra’s business hours if you want to have a yarn, contact Yarning SafeNStrong on 1800 959 563.
It is a Free and Confidential phone crisis line for our people and families who need to have a yarn with someone about their wellbeing. Available 24 hours, sevens days a week .


During this time, if you:
– need urgent support, call Safe Steps Family Violence on toll free 1800 015 188;
– have any concerns for your safety, we encourage you to call the police by dialling 000.



Taking care of yourself during COVID19

Koori Women’s Place has partnered with Yorta Yorta woman and Holistic Life Coach, Yolanda Finette to create some short videos on how to deal with stress during isolation. Treat yourself, take a few minutes to watch the videos:

For more tips, you can follow Yolanda on Instagram.