What is family violence or domestic violence?
Family violence is any physical violence, threats, emotional and psychological abuse and includes damaging property. Violent behaviour is unlawful and in addition to protections and the family law, there may be protections given under the criminal regime.
If you are subject to, or a party to family violence, call the police – 000.
As an adult, you may apply for an order that protects you and/or your children from family violence. The first instance should be the Domestic Violence Liaison Officer at your local police station.