Women and children escaping domestic abuse are being offered extra support as Labor promises to double the amount spent by the federal government on family violence.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is pledging an extra $332 million over four years towards early intervention, frontline services, emergency accommodation and legal support.
Mr Shorten detailed the commitment while launching Labor's women's policy platform in Melbourne.
He received an off-kilter welcome on arriving the Queen Victoria Women's Centre in the CBD flanked by wife Chloe and party deputy Tanya Plibersek.
"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the deputy leader of the Labor Party, Tanya Plibersek, and the leader of the Australian Labor Party, Chloe Shorten's husband!"
The women's centre is in the heart of the Greens' only lower house seat but Labor officials say their focus is the policy, not the location.
Ten federal Labor MPs and senators attended the Melbourne launch, along with seven candidates.
Addressing the crowd, Ms Plibersek said police would be called to three domestic violence incidents during her speech.
She said tackling family violence must be a national priority, ensuring no Australian lives in fear of violence.
Outlining Labor's $660 million package, Mr Shorten earlier said while the willingness to talk about family violence had changed, the number of deaths had not.
One woman is murdered each week by a current or former partner. "And to be really blunt, in a crisis, words don't put a roof over your head", he told AAP.
"Words don't pay the bills if your partner has closed your accounts and frozen your card. They don't help you steer through the legal minefield of the courts.
"If you're caught up in the frightening, dangerous ordeal of family violence what you need is practical help, real money, concrete support on the frontline."
Labor would spend an extra $60 million on refuges and emergency accommodation, doubling the coalition's commitment.
The opposition would also create a new $90 million legal assistance fund to help victims of family violence.
Labor estimates the funding boost would help 115,000 more women.
Another $88 million would be spent on safe, affordable housing for women and children escaping violence, older women at risk of homelessness and young people exiting home care.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not quibble with the funding boost for domestic violence but questioned Labor's ability to pay for its promises.
"I'm happy to look at what's put on the table in terms of what Labor is suggesting there," he told reporters in Queensland.
"Largely, as best as I can understand it, they are offering a bit more money here or there, and I can understand that.
"But let's understand every time Labor is offering more money, it depends on their ability to manage money."
Australian Associated Press