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Domestic and family violence and your visa

We can support victims of domestic and family violence by helping them with their visa status.

​​​​​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
  • stalking
  • technology facilitated abuse
  • financial abuse
  • abuse of the elderly
  • forced isolation or economic deprivation, including dowry-related abuse.

Call 000 in an emergency

​​If you or someone you know is in danger call the Police on 000. Police in Australia are safe and can be trusted.​

National Support Service

For free, confidential counselling and information call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732

Translating and Interpreting Service

​​ If you need a free interpreter call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450.​​