The 2018/19 financial year marks the 70th anniversary of Australia Victoria (RAV) - an exciting milestone in our organisation’s history, and an opportunity to celebrate our past and look forward to the future.
RAV first began in 1948 as the Marriage Guidance Council of Melbourne, which was established to provide marriage guidance services in response to widespread community concern about the prevalence of divorce and the impact on families in the period following the Second World War.
We’ve grown significantly in the 70 years since, supporting over 500,000 clients between 1948 and 2018, and diversifying our services to include counselling, family dispute resolution, Family Relationship Centres, relationship education, mental health services, family violence prevention, support and recovery services, professional training and workplace services.
We deliver services from 17 locations across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, including through two headspace centres, four Family Relationship Centres, and additional outreach locations.
Our workforce of more than 320 dedicated, values-driven employees is proud to assist over 30,000 clients every year and we know from our client evaluations that these services are beneficial; in 2017/18, over 98 per cent our clients reported that they felt listened to and understood, and 97.7 per cent of our clients were satisfied with the services they received.
We're proud of our history and look forward to continuing to support all Victorians to have happy, healthy and safe relationships.
Read more about our organisation's history in our 2017/2018 Annual Report.
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