Domestic and family violence support


Women’s and Children’s
DV Accommodation

Counselling and
family support

What is domestic and family violence?

Domestic and family violence has reached a crisis point in Australia, occurring across all socioeconomic and demographic groups and predominantly affecting women and children.

It is one of the main causes of homelessness among women, children and men.

Domestic and family violence involves abusive and violent behaviour towards a partner, former partner or family member. Domestic violence extends beyond physical violence and can include actions that control, humiliate or scare the other person or people in the household. Many incidents of domestic violence go unreported.

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During 2021/22 the Australian Bureau of Statistics identified that an estimated 4.2 million people aged 18 years and over (21%) have experienced violence, emotional abuse, or economic abuse by a cohabiting partner since the age of 15.

– source ABS

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of women have experienced violence or emotional/economic abuse by a cohabitating partner.

– source ABS