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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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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.

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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.

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NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021: Safer Lives for Women, Men and Children

NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward and NSW Health Secretary Elizabeth Koff have launched the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021: Safer Lives for Women, Men and Children. The Blueprint sets out the directions and actions to reform the domestic violence system in NSW over the next five years.

Are you concerned for your safety?

NSW Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

The NSW Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme helps people who may be at risk of domestic violence to find out if their current or former partner has a history of violent criminal offences.

The Scheme is the first of its kind in Australia and one of the NSW Government’s  strategies to help reduce domestic violence in NSW.

Find out more about the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

Record investment to tackle domestic and family violence

The NSW Government continues to lead the nation with more than $350 million over four years to tackle domestic violence, by supporting victim-survivors and holding perpetrators to account. See the 17/18 budget fact sheet for more information.