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Domestic violence may include one or more of the following behaviours:
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 a victim, 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.
The City of Canterbury Bankstown has two Domestic Violence Liaison Committees 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 women and children. 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.
For more information, contact Council's Community Development Officer Crime Prevention, Dr. Pota Forrest-Lawrence, on 9707 9471.