Domestic violence

Domestic violence
CB City says no to domestic violence
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.  
CB City says no to domestic violence

Domestic Violence Service Directory

The aim of the Canterbury-Bankstown Domestic Violence Directory is to guide you in the right directions to find 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 information is not current or if you have feedback for this directory, please contact Council’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officer on 9707 9471.

The Canterbury-Bankstown Domestic Violence Service Directory can also be accessed through the It's Time To Talk website.

​​​​​What is domestic violence?​

Domestic violence may include one, or more, of the following behaviours:

  • 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 immmediately.

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. ​

​Where can I seek advice or help?

It's Time to Talk is a joint partnership project of the City of Canterbury Bankstown and members of the Canterbury Bankstown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee. It's Time to Talk has developed the Canterbury-Bankstown Domestic Violence Service Directory that will assist workers in providing appropriate referrals to clients experiencing domestic violence.

The online directory can be found at

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 Dr. Pota Forrest-Lawrence, community safety and crime prevention officer with Canterbury-Bankstown Council, on 9707 9471, for further information.

More information


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