Family and Domestic Violence supports people experiencing family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals.
Family and domestic violence is unacceptable in any form.
Family and domestic violence is conduct that is violent, threatening, intimidating, controlling or intended to cause you to be fearful. It can include:
- physical violence
- verbal, emotional, sexual or psychological abuse
- controlling money
- serious neglect where you depend on their care
- harm to an animal or property
- restricting your spiritual or cultural participation
We can support you if you are in, have left, or are preparing to leave a situation where you are affected by family and domestic violence.We provide payments, social work counselling and third party referrals.
We will check if you are eligible for our payments and services, including:
- parenting payment
- income support payments
- crisis payments
- exemptions from seeking employment, or
- collecting child support
Our Social Workers offer counselling and support. They can help you work out your options including assessing your payments and exemptions to some requirements. They can also connect you to other support services in the community.
If you require counselling or want to talk to an experience Social Work due to Family and Domestic Violence please contact 132 850.
For further information please view our website http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/domestic-and-family-violence