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Domestic Violence

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Financial help

Centrelink can provide crisis payments and other support in cases of domestic and family violence.

Call Centrelink on 131 850 or visit your nearest Centrelink office. Find your local Centrelink office online.

Financial abuse

Domestic and family violence can be financial such as:

  • forbidding access to bank accounts
  • providing an inadequate ‘allowance’
  • not allowing the victim to work
  • forcing the victim to sign documents or make false declarations
  • using all wages earned by the victim for household expenses
  • controlling the victim’s pension
  • denying that the victim has an entitlement to joint property.

For more information about domestic and family violence see What is domestic and family violence?

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