Emergency Contacts

Family Violence

What is Family Violence?

Family Violence is an offence committed by a person against their spouse, partner or ex-partner.

Family Violence includes:

  • Physically harming you

  • Threatening to hurt you

  • Criticising, humiliating and insulting you

  • Stopping or limiting contact with friends and relatives

  • Denying you money, food and shelter

  • Making you have sex against your will

  • Damaging your house and possessions

  • Harming your pets

  • Denying you access to ceremonies, land and family

  • Preventing you from practising your beliefs

  • Threatening to have your visa revoked

  • Controlling and monitoring electronic media

  • Threatening or making abusive posts

  • Undermining your parenting