Domestic and family violence and COVID-19
As people cooperate with physical distancing directions, self-isolation and quarantine, there is an associated risk that domestic and family violence may increase.
Your safety is our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic
If you feel unsafe, you don’t have to stay at home.
The NSW Domestic Violence Line is always here for you. Call on 1800 65 64 63.
It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Interpreters and Text Telephone (TTY) are available.
The NSW Domestic Violence Line can:
- explain services and support available to you
- help you with your safety plan
- refer you to support services, such as counselling
- help you contact the police, courts or lawyers
- help you find a safe place to stay
- help with transport for you and your children.
Find out more information about what services and supports are available to you on the Department of Communities and Justice website.
Can’t talk right now? Learn more about the 1800RESPECT online chat service for support with domestic and family violence.
Domestic and family violence can include someone checking the websites you visit or using technology in other ways to control or harass you. Find out how to stay safe online.
Other support lines
- MensLine Australia - 1300 78 99 78 – support for men experiencing domestic and family violence.
- Beyond Blue - 1800 51 23 48 - support service produced by Beyond Blue to help you find information, advice and strategies to manage your mental wellbeing.
- NSW Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511 – professional help and advice for your mental health.
There is a range of COVID-19 mental health services available to provide support for the wellbeing of yourself and others.