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