Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence
Say no to domestic violence poster
Read more about The Domestic Violence Line. They can be reached on 1800 65 64 63 (open 24 hours). Domestic Violence Committee canterbury bankstown If you need help at any time, you can contact The Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63 (open 24 hours). This is a confidential telephone crisis counselling and referral service. Safety
Say no to domestic violence poster

​​​​​What is domestic violence?

Domestic and family violence occurs when someone who has a close personal relationship with you makes you feel afraid, powerless or unsafe.

It can be

  • Physical
  • Social;
  • Financial;
  • Sexual;
  • Emotional;
  • Verbal;
  • Psychological;
  • Technology facilitated;
  • Spiritual

What can I do?

If you need help at any time, you can contact The Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63 (open 24 hours). This is a confidential telephone crisis counselling and referral service that also provides information about assistance available from police, courts and the law. Emergency accommodation needs can also be met.

Don't forget – even if you're not personally subjected to domestic violence, you shouldn't be silent, and it's important not to be a bystander when there is something you can do. It is not 'interfering' in other people's lives when this kind of abuse is present.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 000 immediately.

Where else can I seek advice or help?

In an emergency always call 000

Domestic violence Line – 1800 65 64 63

National Sexual Assault, Domestic family Violence Counseling Service – 1800 RESPECT (737 732)

Mensline Australia – 1300 78 99 78

Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800

You can also visit the Canterbury Bankstown Domestic Violence Online Service Directory.

www.1800respect.org.au has a lot of useful information and resources

What ​we do​

The City of Canterbury Bankstown has a Domestic Violence Liaison Committee working for our community, providing services to women, children or families where domestic violence is identified.

Meetings provide the opportunity for networking and sharing information about services, trends, training opportunities, community education and raising the awareness of the impact of violence on the lives of those subjected to it. These are all key areas each committee takes a leadership role in. They are also involved in various community awareness campaigns, including White Ribbon Day .​

Council have launched a Say No to Domestic Violence and Say Yes to Healthy Relationships campaign including a youth domestic violence resource kit and posters.​




 

Contact

For more information, contact Council's Community Development Officer Crime Prevention  on 9707 9212​.​