Nobody deserves violence. 

Learn how to identify the different types of abuse, and how to keep yourself or someone you know safe.


It’s when there is violent, abusive or bullying behaviour or actions towards a partner or former partner to scare and control them. It can happen at home or outside the home. It causes fear and harm to the body, mind and spirit.

Domestic and family violence can happen to anyone. It happens:

  • in every community
  • in all cultures
  • to young and old
  • to wealthy and poor
  • in any profession and level of education.

It’s usually a man who is violent towards the woman he’s in a relationship with. But domestic and family violence can be between:

  • married and de facto couples
  • separated or divorced couples
  • former partners and exes
  • boyfriends and girlfriends
  • LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, question) couples
  • carers
  • relatives
  • long-term residents in a residential facility, such as a retirement village
  • extended family or kin in Aboriginal communities.


    If you’re unsure whether you’re experiencing domestic or family violence, call:

    Domestic Violence Line
    1800 65 64 63

    1800 737 732

    Child Protection Helpline
    132 111

    NSW Elder Abuse Helpline
    1800 628 221


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