Are you safe at home?

COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of our lives and routines in the past year. But times of stress and hardship are never an excuse for violence or abuse. If you’re experiencing abuse, you do not have to face this alone.

Is it family violence? Family violence is when your partner, ex, carer, family member or someone you’re in a family-like relationship with uses threatening, controlling and violent behaviour that makes you scared for your own - or someone else’s - safety and wellbeing.

Family violence doesn’t always involve physical abuse. People use a wide range of abusive behaviours to maintain power and control in relationships. No matter what form it takes, family violence is never acceptable.

Help and support is available. This page has information to help you think about your safety and find support.