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Supporting Aboriginal women's safety and wellbeing

Thank you for supporting Djirra!

Djirra is the Woiwurrung word for the reed used by Wurundjeri women for basket weaving. Traditionally, when women gathered to weave, important talks took place and problems were solved. The word Djirra symbolises our connection with Aboriginal women today, coming together to share stories, support each other and find solutions.

Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with over 20 years’ experience accompanying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and their children, on their individual journeys. We find solutions through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women sharing their stories, journeys, and experiences. Djirra celebrates women’s strength and resilience. We are committed to a future without family violence.

Djirra offers services and supports to

  • people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced, or are at risk of, family violence 

We deliver holistic, culturally safe, specialist family violence services and programs, including

  • cultural, wellbeing and personal development workshops and practical support through our Koori Women’s Place and signature early intervention and prevention programs Sisters Day Out ™, Young Luv ™ and Dilly Bag
  • support and case management services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children
  • legal assistance with intervention orders, child protection, family law and victims of crime matters for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or at risk of family violence
  • workshops, support and legal assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in prison

Djirra amplifies the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. We advocate for system-wide change to improve access to justice, eliminate systemic violence, and strengthen women’s resilience. We campaign to change racist attitudes, behaviours, and actions. We stand firm with women in their decisions about their own lives.

Self-determination is the foundation of everything we do. Our Board, leadership, and many of our key staff are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our services have state-wide reach, touching every part of Victoria to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Our services operate out of our Melbourne head office and a growing network of regional locations, aiming to be accessible for all. 

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