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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence line (24 hours)1800 65 64 63 if you are in immediate danger call 000

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What is domestic violence? > Laws


Domestic and family violence is a crime that takes many forms. Just because it happens in a home or by someone the victim knows; it is still a crime.

The NSW Police Force will respond to all reports of domestic violence.

Some examples of domestic violence crimes are:

  • Physical assault (punching, hitting, kicking, pushing, throwing things at a person)
  • Stalking
  • Unwanted sex or sexual acts
  • Breaking ADVOs - Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (sometimes called AVOs or restraining orders)
  • Making some types of threats

For more information about domestic and family violence see What is domestic violence? To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the 24 hour Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.

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