Domestic & Family Violence

 Assistance Resources during COVID-19(PDF, 89KB)

Domestic and Family Violence is behaviour that occurs in a family or close personal relationship and is violent, threatening, coercive or controlling or causes a victim to live in fear.

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If you are in a crisis

Police 000 
Chatswood Police  02 9414 8499
Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463
1800 671 442 TTY - Hearing Impaired
Child Protection Helpline  13 2111
Lifeline 131 114
NSW Sexual Violence Helpline 1800 424 017
Full Stop Australia: NSW Sexual Violence Helpline
1800RESPECT 1800 737 732

These services are confidential and many will offer support in a variety of languages. Counselling services are also available. For interpreting and translating services, call 131 450 or visit

Lower North Shore Domestic Violence Network

The Lower North Shore Domestic Violence Network supports people from the local area who are experiencing domestic violence. Visit their website for a range of resources including links to services, current programs and events.


Homelessness & Domestic Violence Services

Link2Home Homelessness Information Line 1800 152 152
Marys House Women's Refuge 02 8937 2094

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter 02 9487 6804
Delvena Women and Childrens Refuge 02 9971 4499