The NSW Government's privacy practices are regulated by the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988.
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.
The Director General
Department of Family and Community Services
Locked Bag 3002
Australia Square, NSW 1215
Protecting your privacy
You may be afraid to leave or ask for help out of fear that your partner will retaliate if he finds out. This is a legitimate concern. However, there are precautions you can take to reduce the risk and keep your partner from finding out what you are doing. When seeking help for domestic and family violence, it is important to cover your tracks, especially when you are using the phone or the computer.
Computer and Internet safety
Abusive partners often monitor their partner’s activities, including their computer use. Please read our page on internet safety.
Protecting yourself from Global Positioning System surveillance and
Your partner can use surveillance technology to monitor your movements and listen in on your conversations. Be aware that your partner may be using hidden cameras or even a baby monitor to check in
Global Positioning System (GPS) devices are also cheap and easy to use. 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