Domestic and family violence is not acceptable under any circumstance and is a crime in Australia.
Domestic and family violence is any conduct that makes you fear for your or your family’s safety and wellbeing. It may be directed at you, your family, pets or property.
You and your family do not have to remain in a relationship where you fear for your or your family’s safety to stay in Australia.
Domestic and family violence can include:
- physical violence
- sexual assault
- verbal or emotional abuse
- controlling behaviour
- technology facilitated abuse
- financial abuse
- abuse of the elderly
- forced isolation or economic deprivation, including dowry-related abuse.