About Us

‘It’s Time to Talk’ is a joint partnership project of the City of Canterbury-Bankstown Council (formerly Bankstown City Council and Canterbury City Council) and members of the Canterbury Bankstown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee (formerly 2 separate committees).

Domestic Violence impacts all communities, cultures and socio-economic groups. In Canterbury-Bankstown domestic and family violence has been repeatedly identified throughout community consultations and crime profiling as a significant issue for our local community.

The It’s Time To Talk campaign emerged in 2007 after key stakeholders across Bankstown and Canterbury came together with a desire to develop an innovative program that sought to encourage the community to better understand the issue of domestic violence and empower them to act.

Over the years, we have coordinated training sessions for GPs, childcare workers and community workers in the Canterbury-Bankstown local Government area to help our local service providers better identify and respond to domestic violence.

The campaign was awarded $5,000 and a was a State Winner receiving a Certificate of Merit in 2009 from the Australian Crime and Violence Prevention awards program in recognition for the innovative program in raising the awareness of the issues of Domestic Violence with in the community. More recently, It’s Time To Talk received another $5,000 and was a State Winner receiving a Certificate of Merit in 2013, once again in the Australian Crime and Violence Prevention awards program for the professional development seminars run for community and child care workers.

Domestic violence continues to be a concern in our community, however by raising community awareness and seeking to build capacity in our local workforce we are aiming to support victims and create a community where domestic and family violence is not tolerated.

‘It’s Time to Talk’ does NOT provide a direct service. If you require assistance, please contact:

Emergency 000
Domestic Violence Line 1800 65 64 63
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78
Bankstown Police 9783 2199
Campsie Police 9784 9399
Child Protection Helpline 132 111
Bankstown Community Domestic Violence Directory www.bcdv.com.au
If you are a service providers and would like ‘It’s Time to Talk’ to provide free training for your staff about domestic violence, please contact us on 02 9707 9471 during business hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Time To Talk Acknowledgement
The It’s Time To Talk Committee is happy for other committees you utilise the It’s Time To Talk material, including logo, slogan and content for the purposes of community education and awareness of the issue of domestic violence in their community.

The It’s Time To Talk Committee would respectfully request that any of this material used is to be done so, with prior approval and acknowledgement for the material being credited to the Canterbury-Bankstown It’s Time To Talk Committee.

Acknowledgement paragraph on promotional material to be “Event organisers would like to acknowledge the Canterbury-Bankstown It’s Time To Talk Committee, established in 2007, to educate and raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence.”

The It’s Time To Talk Committee would be happy to assist in promotion of other It’s Time To Talk domestic violence education events through this website. For further information about the campaign or for approval to use It’s Time To Talk material, please contact 02 9707 9471.