South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

About Family Planning Victoria

Prev Contents Next


Family Planning Victoria Inc
Box Hill: 901 Whitehorse, Road Box Hill 3128
Phone: (03) 9257 0100
City: 277 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000
Phone: (03) 9654 4766 Freecall: 1800 013 952

Family Planning Victoria is a specialist statewide agency with extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of human relations, sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. We offer a broad range of services for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. These services include:

Clinical services:

  • Contraception (including emergency contraception).
  • STD/HIV testing and screening.
  • Pap smear and breast examination.
  • Gynaecological problems.
  • Adolescent Health.
  • Menopause.
  • Pregnancy testing and counselling.
  • Sexual counselling.
  • Men's sexual health.
  • Telephone information service.
  • Youth counselling service.

Confidential and personalised services. Clinic consultations are free. Referral not required.

Ring for an appointment
Box Hill (03) 9257 0123
Action Centre (03) 9654 4766 or Freecall 1800 013 952

Education services

Education and training in human relations and sexual and reproductive health for primary and secondary schools, parent and carer groups and professionals working with young people.

Certificate courses and updates in sexual and reproductive health provided to health professionals, Nurse Practitioner courses and Family Planning Certificate for doctors.

Information services

Library services includes a full range of reference material, journals and periodicals, educational kits and resources and also provides a specialist disability resource library; Latest releases of books specialising in sexuality and sexual and reproductive health for sale in our Options bookshop. Mail order service available. Ring for catalogue on (03) 92570147.

Family Planning Victoria Disability Services Unit
901 Whitehorse Road,
Box Hill VIC 3128
Phone: (03) 9257 0100 Fax: (03) 9257 0110

Everything people with disabilities need to know about sexuality, sexual health services and human relations

Family Planning Victoria's Disability Program offers statewide educational, counselling and support services in the areas of human relations, sexuality and sexual health, for people with disabilities.

The program services include:

  • Counselling.
  • Community education.
  • Sexuality education and intervention.
  • Education, information, training and consultation service to people with disabilities, parents, families, tertiary institutions, professional bodies and service providers.
  • Clinical services.

The disability services unit Fpv

FPV Disability Services Unit is a statewide service staffed by professionals with extensive educational and counselling experience working directly with people with disabilities. The team represents a broad range of professions, experience and backgrounds including education, occupational therapy, social work and psychology. The unit provides counselling and educational services in the area of Human Relations, Sexuality and Sexual Health for people with disabilities, parents, carers and families, teachers and other disability services workers.

Counselling

Counselling is available to individuals and couples with disabilities in the area of Human Relations, Sexuality and Sexual Health. Clients can access this service directly or by referral from either agencies or workers. This service is available at the Box Hill office.

Community education

The statewide Community Education Service offers a variety of individual and group education courses for people with disabilities. Courses are also provided for professionals working in the field and for parents/caregivers. The courses are tailored to meet people's needs. Sessions can he conducted in your organisation or at Family Planning Victoria.

Examples of some workshops developed by our Community Educators:

  • Learning about relationships.
  • Feeling safe, staying safe.
  • Puberty.
  • Women's Health.

Sexuality education and intervention service (seis)

This statewide service is available to people who have an intellectual disability and are eligible for services under the IDPS Act 1986. The SEIS is for people with an intellectual disability who are exhibiting behaviour which places themselves or others at significant risk of sexual exploitation or abuse. These sessions can be conducted in the client's home, school or workplace.

Telephone consultation service

A telephone consultation and information service is offered to parents and carers who have a family member with a disability, teachers and integration aides and other disability workers to assist with issues regarding Human Relations, Sexuality and Sexual Health. You can telephone during business hours and consult with any member of the Disability Services Unit or arrange for information to be forwarded to you.

Clinical services

Clinical Services are available to people with disabilities at Box Hill and our City based clinic. These services include consultation and information in the following areas:

  • Women's health, Pap smears, menstruation and menopause.
  • Contraception.
  • Puberty.
  • Pregnancy Counselling.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Disability resources library

FPV has a specialist human relations, sexuality and reproductive health bookshop and library. There is a Disability Resource collection located in the library which can be accessed through individual or organisational membership. The collection covers a broad range of disability specific educational resources.

For more information contact the library on (03) 9257 0147

Specialist projects

The Disability Services Unit regularly undertakes specialist projects with government departments and other organisations.

Some examples are:

  • Programs in conjunction with CASAs around working with people with intellectual disabilities who are victims/survivors of sexual assault. Project funded by Department of Human Services.
  • Victims of Crime project providing information and support for people with an intellectual disability. Project funded by Victims Referral and Assistance Service, Department of Justice.
  • Development of Pap Test Brochures for women with an intellectual disability and their carers. Project funded by PapScreen, Anti Cancer Council of Victoria.

Prev Contents Next

Return to top