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Domestic Violence

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The NSW Government's privacy practices are regulated by the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988 and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002.

Users of this website are entitled to expect that any information, gathered as a result of using this site, will be treated within the terms of the NSW Government's privacy responsibilities and obligations.

This Privacy Policy applies to all the publicly accessible pages on this website - www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au. This site does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third party sites linked to this site.

Questions concerning the application of this privacy policy or requesting access to information should be directed in writing to:

Department of Family and Community Services
Locked Bag 10
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012

Protecting your privacy

Abusive partners often monitor their partner’s activities, including their computer and phone use. When seeking help for domestic and family violence, it is important to cover your tracks to minimise the risk to your safety. When possible, use a prepaid mobile phone or a public phone so that your calls cannot be monitored through phone bills. For help with online safety, read staying safe online.

Surveillance technology

Be aware that your partner may also use surveillance technology – including Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, hidden cameras or baby monitors – to monitor your movements and listen to your conversations. GPS devices can be hidden in your car, your purse, or other objects you carry with you. Your partner can also use your car’s GPS system to see where you’ve been.