Domestic or family violence is any behaviour by one family member that causes physical, sexual or emotional damage to others in the family or causes them to live in fear. Most violence in the home is committed by men. Women and children are most often the victims.
All types of violence can be dangerous and many are against the law. Domestic violence is never okay.
24 hour emergency numbers
- Police - 000;
- Victorian Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service - 1800 015 188 or (03) 9322 3555; or
- Sexual Assault Crisis Line - 1800 806 292.