Domestic violence

Sadly, we know that domestic and family violence is likely to increase during this crisis. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence or needs someone to turn to, help is available. You can call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) 24/7 for counselling, information and support.

See also these links from Domestic Violence NSW, and our factsheet on Domestic Violence and tenancy, and these factsheets on COVID-19 and family law from Legal Aid NSW.

If you are a man and you are worried about your behaviour, or your behaviour is causing problems at home, things can get better. Call the Men's Referral Service on 1300 766 491 for a free, confidential chat with an expert, or visit

See also Legal Aid NSW's COVID-19 factsheet on Homelessness or at risk of homelessness.