- NSW Government – Domestic Violence
- NSW Police – Domestic and Family Violence
- NSW Police – Victims of Crime
- The effects of domestic and family violence on children and young people
- Advice on helping someone in a domestic violence situation
- Translated Resources – Respect.gov.au
WOMENS’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT ADVOCACY SERVICES (WDVCASs) provide women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence with information, advocacy and referrals – 1800 WDVCAS or 1800 938 227.
1800 RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service, open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse – 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).
KIDS HELPLINE Anytime, Any reason, Kids Helpline are open to answer your calls, emails or for WebChat.
NO TO VIOLENCE Men’s Referral Service is available 7 days for men who use family violence and to friends and family who are concerned about someone they know using family violence – 1300 766 491.
How to assist a family or friends experiencing DV in COVID situations plus information in multiple languages below
A guide to recognising financial abuse from the Commonwealth Bank
Financial abuse can be difficult to recognise and identify
Some common signs of financial abuse in relationships include:
- Your partner has prevented you from getting a job or going to work
- You’ve been pressured to stop earning or spending your own money
- Your partner makes decisions about how all household income is spent
- Your partner monitors what you spend or asks to see receipts
- You’ve been denied access to money or have to ask for money for basic expenses.
Many people may not recognise that they are in a financially abusive relationship, whether with their partner or a family member, and as with other forms of abuse, financial abuse may begin subtly and worsen over time.
We’ve created a comprehensive guide designed to help victims and survivors of domestic and family violence (DFV) to identify and find support when experiencing financial abuse. In it, you’ll find information about financial abuse, strategies for recognising financial abuse and direction to resources that may be helpful to support your recovery.
Get the guide here
- Safety apps may help to increase your safety when using devices like mobile phones, iPads and tablets
- They can be downloaded to your device
- Each app has different information and services, some are linked to where you live
- You don’t need to be experiencing violence or abuse to use a safety app
Head to the web link below for the list.
SmartSafe+ is an evidence collection app for people experiencing violence who are also using the legal system. It works like a diary where you can record events and safely save evidence, with extra security features to protect privacy. The app also has information about technology and safety as well as links to legal resources.
For more information and to access the SmartSafe+ app, visit Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
Contact list of local domestic violence support.
Northern Sydney Local Health District Child Youth and Family Health Service
Check out the NSLHD Child Youth and Family Health Service website.
Use the URL below or scan the QR code