What Is Domestic Abuse?
Our relationships and families should provide us with the things we all need, including love, care and support within a safe environment. Sometimes, however, this is not the case.
What is domestic and family abuse?
Domestic and family abuse takes many forms. It involves violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour carried out by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate, humiliate or instil fear.
It can affect anyone in the community, regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, age, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, economic status or location. It can be perpetrated by a partner, family member, carer, boyfriend or girlfriend.
Domestic and family abuse is against the law!
All women and men in NSW share the same human rights as well as equality before the law. Domestic and family violence is against the law under the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007.