Domestic violence

Domestic violence
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Domestic Violence is a complex, serious issue. Council facilitates partnerships to help end abuse of all kinds and support victims. Domestic violence canterbury bankstown Domestic Violence is a complex, serious issue; difficult to tackle by agencies working in isolation. We facilitate partnerships between services to help end partner abuse of all kinds and support victims. Safety; Community Safety and Crime Prevention; Community Safety; Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Service Directory

The aim of the Canterbury-Bankstown Domestic Violence Directory is a guide that provides information on a range of emergency and support services. If you are currently at risk of harm, please call Police immediately on 000.

This directory is updated as local services change, however if you notice outdated information or would like to provide feedback, please contact Council’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officers on 9707 9212 or 9707 9471.

The online directory can be found at www.cbdvsd.com.au.

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence may include any of the following:

  • Psychological abuse;
  • Social abuse;
  • Financial abuse;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Stalking & intimidation;
  • Physical assault;
  • Emotional abuse; and
  • Spiritual abuse.

What can I do?

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

If you need help at any time, you can contact The National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732 (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.

Where can I seek advice or help?

What do we do?

The Canterbury-Bankstown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee provides direct and indirect support to families experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic violence. 

The Committee is comprised of non-government, government and other community organisations. Meetings are an opportunity to share information about specific services, network with others working in the area of domestic violence, discuss domestic violence trends, community education, and also discuss ways to raise awareness about the impact of domestic violence on the lives of women and children. The committee is also involved in a number of community-based awareness campaigns such as White Ribbon Day, and most recently, the 'Canterbury-Bankstown Says NO to Domestic Violence' campaign, launched on International Women's Day.  

The Canterbury-Bankstown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee is a closed committee and those willing to join or attend a meeting must first contact Council's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officer, Dr Pota Forrest-Lawrence on 9707 9471.

Contact 

For more inform ation about Council's involvement with domestic violence prevention, contact  Council's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officers on 9707 9471 or 9707 9212.