Domestic and Family Violence
There are many types of domestic and family violence. It is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or cause fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse.
It can affect anyone in the community, regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, age, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, economic status or location.
If you’re a victim of domestic and family violence, there is help available.
Protect yourself when using this website and stay safe online by taking precautions such as deleting your internet history.
Anyone in immediate danger should call Triple Zero (000).
For information, support and help, call the 24 hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63.
If you have experienced sexual assault or domestic and family violence, you can also receive counselling, information and support through 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).
To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the 24 hour Child Protection Helpline on 132 111. More information is available at Protecting our kids.
The Victim's Access Line provides free counselling and financial assistance for victims of crime. Free call 1800 633 063 or the Aboriginal contact line 1800 019 123.
Service providers can find out more about NSW Government domestic and family violence reforms, It Stops Here, Safer Pathway and other information at for service providers.