Domestic violence line (24 hours)1800 65 64 63 if you are in immediate danger call 000
Stay safe if you end the relationship
Some violent partners may try to retain control or continue to be abusive after you have ended the relationship.
If this happens to you, there are steps you can take to minimise the risk to your safety. However, it is important to remember that your partner’s violence is not your responsibility. You are entitled to live safely and free of violence.
You can get an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) that restricts the abuser from contacting you in any way. Find out more information about AVOs and how the police can help.
The 24 hour NSW Domestic Violence Line can help you make a safety plan for ending your relationship. Call 1800 65 64 63 or 1800 671 442 TTY (hearing impaired) or see safety planning for more information. For the Australia-wide Domestic Violence Line, call 1800 RESPECT.
In extreme circumstances, you may wish to relocate so that your ex-partner cannot find you. You may wish to:
See support if you end the relationship and accommodation for more information about services that can support you to relocate.
If you are staying in your home or in the same area as your ex-partner, changing your routine can help to keep you safe. Changing your routine can include:
Call the 24 hour NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63 for more information, counselling and referrals to support services.
Domestic and family violence can make your workplace unsafe, as well as making it difficult for you to perform your duties at work.
Domestic violence at work provides information and support to working women experiencing domestic violence.
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