Information Sharing

The Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme

The Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme, or FVISS, enables prescribed organisations and services to share information to facilitate assessment and management of family violence risk to children and adults. Together with the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) these schemes create a more collaborative, integrated system that will help improve outcomes for all Victorian children and families.

Read about FVISS on the Vic Gov website


The Informing Our Practice resources are learning tools designed to support AOD and Mental Health clinicians to use the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS).

The Child Information Sharing Scheme

The Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) enables prescribed organisations and services to share information to promote the wellbeing and safety of children.

Read about CISS on the Vic Gov website.

Information Sharing & Victoria Police

Three Information Sharing Tips from Vic Police

The Victoria Police Inter-Agency Information Sharing Service (VPISS) handles multiple FVISS and CISS enquiries per month. Their tips for Info sharing with VicPolice –

  1. When you request info from the VPISS team they don’t release everything they have on record; they need to make a judgement about what info they should share. This means the more specific information you provide, the more tailored their response. You should provide context (dot points) with known behaviour, concerns or risks – this helps the VPISS team give you what you need.
  1. The VPISS team are happy to assist you before you submit info sharing requests. You can call them call on 03 8335 5902 between 8am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri. 
  1. Requests must go through the official webform VICPOL – Home. Note: If you select ‘Alleged Perpetrator’ rather than ‘Perpetrator’ the VPISS are more limited in what they can share. If FV is known (whether via disclosure from a victim, a third party, self-disclosed or reasonably obvious) the subject should be classed as a ‘Perpetrator’ for requesting purposes. You should avoid the terminology ‘Alleged Perpetrator’ unless you are a Risk Assessment Entity.

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