Family and domestic violence

Family and domestic violence refers to violence, abuse and intimidation between family members or people who are or have been in an intimate relationship. The perpetrator uses violence to control and dominate the other person. This causes fear, physical harm and/or psychological harm.

Domestic violence is a violation of human rights and can include:

  • emotional abuse
  • physical assault
  • sexual assault
  • verbal abuse
  • financial abuse
  • psychological abuse
  • isolating a person from their friends and family
  • stopping a person from practicing their religion.

If you are in a crisis

Police

000

Domestic Violence Line

1800 656 463

Lifeline

131 114

NSW Rape Crisis Line

1800 424 017

1800RESPECT

1800 737 732

Translating and Interpreting Service

131 450

 

Key local services providing support and counselling

Mount Druitt Family Violence Service

02 8867 4900

Blacktown Women’s and Girls’ Health Centre

02 9831 2070

The WASH House

02 9677 1962

 

In 2016, we became the first council in Western Sydney to gain White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation. The accreditation was awarded in recognition of our actions to prevent and respond to violence against women.

We support a range of local services and events to draw attention to this serious social issue. A list of local services can be found in the Outer West Domestic Violence Network Directory(PDF, 3MB).

Please view our Women's Domestic Violence Help Card(PDF, 463KB) and Domestic Violence Support Services for men(PDF, 1MB).