Domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence is a complex issue that can take many forms. It involves violence, abusive or intimidating behaviour carried out by a partner, carer or family member to control or dominate a person, causing them to fear for their own (or someone else's) safety. It can include physical, psychological, financial or sexual abuse and/or other controlling behaviours. It is often the reason people seek assistance from a health service.

Domestic violence can affect anyone in the community and occurs in all types of intimate partnerships regardless of class, culture, sexuality, economic status or gender.

Anyone in immediate danger should call the police on Triple Zero (000).