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Domestic Violence Links
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Attorney-General's Department


Domestic violence is when one person behaves in a way that controls or dominates another person and causes fear for their safety and wellbeing.  Usually a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviour taking many forms. It happens in intimate, family or informal care relationships. Regardless of age, culture, sexuality or gender identity, you have the right to live without fear.

Family Court of Australia

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Australian Law Reform Commission

AVERT Family Violence

Family Relationships Online

Family Violence Law

Department of Social Services

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Family Violence Law Helps you to learn about domestic and family violence and the law in Australia as well as link you to support.

Family Violence Law provides tips about how to improve your safety on the internet

1800 737 732

National domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service. 

Ask Izzy

Attorney General 

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AVERT Family Violence has online courses for people who want to update or improve their knowledge about Family Violence.


Nationally accredited free training program delivered by Lifeline aimed at recognising the signs of domestic and family violence and knowing what to do next. There are programs for the general public and specialist programs for frontline workers. For more information go to the DV-alert website.


Telecommunications Supporting you

Telstra Safe Team ph: 1800452566

Veteran Specific Support

DVA family-and-domestic-violence-strategy

DVA Crisis Payment

Open Arms Crisis Accommodation

Open Arms Safe Zone 1800 142 072

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Defence Force Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office

The Defence Family Helpline 1800 624 608 

Yoga at Home
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We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply heard and supported.

More Domestic Violence Support organisations

Australian Parliament House

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre - ACT

Providing crisis lines, counselling, advocacy, and community education programs to women, young people, children and men.

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Catherine Booth House - NT

The Salvation Army's Catherine Booth House is Darwin’s safe refuge for women who are being affected by domestic and family violence.

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