Family and domestic violence is a complex and wide-spread issue in Australia. There are a lot of opinions around the topic but it is important to understand the issue properly and get the facts right. It’s particularly important for anyone experiencing violence in their home to find the support networks and safety they need.
The purpose of this page is to give people a range of helpful resources so that they may better understand the impacts of family and domestic violence and how they can support others.
Research, submissions and developments
Salvation Army resources
Our Watch is an advocacy organisation set up to drive change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to family and domestic violence. They have a range of comprehensive research papers that provide further details on the issue and impacts of family violence.
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) is a not-for-profit independent national research organisation.
Love: the good, the bad and the ugly is a website that provides advice, tips and stories on how relationships should feel.
MATE: Empowering Action Through Empowerment, is an education and intervention program teaching us all to be leaders in the prevention of violence and problematic behaviour.
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is a state-wide specialist family violence organisation in Victoria.
No To Violence is the peak body for organisations and individuals working with men to end family violence in Victoria and New South Wales. It includes the Men’s Referral Service.
Switchboard is a resource hub for LGBTIQA+ identifying people and those who have questions or concerns about LGBTIQA+ issues. It also assists people who may not be LGBTIQA+ but who want to talk about someone else they care about.
Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is the peak organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia. WWDA is run by women with disabilities, for women with disabilities.
These helpful apps are a great source of information and support:
Daisy is a free app that connects women around Australia to services providing support for the impacts of sexual assault and family and domestic violence. Family members and friends can also use the app to gather information and support women’s decision making.
Sunny is a free app that helps women with and without disability to recognise, respond and get help if they are experiencing violence and abuse.
*Before downloading these apps or sharing them with anyone, please consider your safety. If a device is not private, it may not be safe to download or share.