Family violence and your safety

Family violence is behaviour of a family member that makes you fearful, makes you do things you don’t want to, or is used to control you.

This section will help you to understand:

  • what family violence is
  • what you can do if you are experiencing or are at risk of family violence
  • how family law deals with cases involving family violence.
If you are in immediate danger, phone 000.  For non-emergency help from the police, call 131 444.


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