Domestic and Family Violence

Domestic and family violence is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or cause fear. 

It doesn’t only mean physical abuse, it can also mean emotional, psychological, financial, sexual and other types of abuse.

It can affect anyone in the community, regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, age, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, economic status or location.

Council is working in partnership with local community groups, organisations, networks and key national associations to address domestic and family violence. We host the following two major events each year to raise awareness and educate the community on domestic and family violence:

In addition we actively help deliver women’s crisis accommodation in Hurstville ensuring women can access support when they need it the most.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic and/or family violence, please report to the Police and call one of the confidential helplines which are available for advice and assistance.

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