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Domestic and family violence support

We offer FREE support services for women and their children experiencing domestic and family violence.
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Support with court & ADVOs

We support women and their children to navigate the criminal justice system and gain protection through the courts. We can:

  • advise you about Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) & court processes
  • speak to police & court staff for you
  • represent you at court
  • connect you with services you need.

We run two Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services:

Support in South West Sydney

Support in Sydney

We also offer support for women at Family Court:

Support at Family Court

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Caseworkers to support your broader needs

Our caseworkers can support you to plan for your safety and the safety of your children.

Bankstown Domestic Violence Service provides support to women in Bankstown who have experienced abuse from an intimate partner, whether or not you have left the relationship.

The Staying Home Leaving Violence service supports women who have left an abusive relationship, to protect yourself from further abuse and pursue your long-term goals. Available in Liverpool, Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Burwood.

Bankstown service

SHLV service

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Financial counselling & support with debt

For women who have experienced domestic and family violence, we can support you to:

  • manage or clear unfair debt
  • manage outstanding fines, bills or rent
  • budget and plan for your financial goals
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Frequently asked questions

Who can access these domestic and family violence services?

We provide free support services to women and their children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, carer or a family member.

Where are these services available?

These services operate in South West Sydney as well via the Newtown, Waverley and Downing Centre local courts.

What is an ADVO?

Find out how Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders work, who can get one and what support is available for you.

Download factsheet: What is an AVO?

 

How to access Victims Support payments

Victim of violence are eligible for payments from Victims Services. Find out how it works.

I now believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel and I no longer have to live in fear, abuse and control.

Legal services

Our legal team can help women experiencing domestic and family violence with:

  • representation at court
  • lodging a claim with Victims Services to meet your immediate needs
  • criminal charges

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Factsheet: How to access Victims Support payments

Victim of violence are eligible for payments from Victims Services. Find out how it works.

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Factsheet: What is an ADVO?

Find out how Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders work, who can get one and what support is available for you.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands, skies and waterways in which we live and work, the Gadigal, Cabrogal, Darug and Eora people. We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, partners and community leaders.

Head office

Level 4, 2-14 Meredith St, Bankstown
Darug & Eora Country, NSW 2200

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