There are many types of domestic and family violence. It is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or cause fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial or other types of abuse. It can affect anyone in the community, regardless of gender, age, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, economic status or location. If you’re a victim of domestic and family violence, there is help available. Protect yourself when using this website and stay safe online by taking precautions such as deleting your internet history. Anyone in immediate danger should call Triple Zero (000). For information, support and help, call the 24 hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63. To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the 24 hour Child Protection Helpline on 132 111. For Somali language support please contact us on 03 95511188 or via Email.