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Family violence can happen to anyone.

If someone is violent or abusing and hurting you or your children, it is not your fault.

It is against the law for anyone to hurt you or any member of your family. Your family includes your spouse, partner, children, carer, parent or in-law.

It is against the law for children to be hit, see or hear violence in the home. They have the right, as adults do, to feel safe in their own home and not live in fear. Exposure to violence can cause long-term harm to children.

Learn more about family violence.

Women are at greater risk of experiencing domestic violence from their partner during pregnancy, as well as up to one month after birth.

Learn more about family violence during pregnancy

Child Safety

We all play an important role in protecting children, especially if we have concerns about a child's safety.

If you are concerned about the welfare and safety of a child call Child Protection on 1300 664 911 (out of hours 13 12 78).

If there is an immediate danger, call 000.

Support and advice

The Orange Door

The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.

You can also contact them for help and advice on behalf of a friend or family member.

For more information visit The Orange Door website.

If you are in immediate danger, call 000.

Find more family violence support contacts

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