The Australian Government has developed a family safety pack with information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage.

To view the pack in English and other languages, click here.

There are a number of resources to assist you in understanding domestic and family violence, the law and where to get help.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.

Council will be handing out 100 free Healthy Relationships Packs to the public from Strathfield Library and Innovation Hub on Thursday 25 November 2021.

Free webinars

  • Consent and Respect

The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre in partnership with Full Stop Australia are hosting a panel of young people to discuss all things consent and respectful relationship education.

When: Monday 29 November, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Where: Online. Registrations are essential

  • Safe Relationships

Multicultural Legal Service will be hosting a zoom meeting on safe relationships in Arabic, Farsi and Mandarin. Topics will be based on domestic violence and where to get help.

When: Tuesday 30 November (10am Arabic, 11.30am Farsi and 1.30pm Mandarin)

Where: Zoom Meeting

  • Meeting ID: 812 2000 8578
  • Passcode: 691212

What information is available?

Family Violence Law Help has materials that are free and easy to understand. Topics include:

  • Domestic and family violence
  • Family law
  • Child protection law
  • Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders, and
  • Where to get help.

Where can i get more information or support?

Visit Family Violence Law Help at www.familyviolencelaw.gov.au

If you or any other person is in immediate danger – call the police on Triple Zero (000).

To speak to someone about domestic and family violence, call 1800-RESPECT (1800 737 732).