What is Domestic Violence

Waiting room poster for GP toolkit

“When she talks to you about the violence” – a Toolkit for GPs in NSW

  • Domestic violence is a crime
  • Domestic violence happens in all communities, all cultures and all socio-economic groups
  • Domestic violence is not a private matter
  • Alcohol and drugs are not an excuse
  • Domestic violence is one of the most common causes of serious injury and death in women
  • NSW Police responds to 120,000 domestic violence incidents annually
  • Domestic violence can be reported anonymously
  • Children are affected by domestic violence
  • 1 in 3 women in Australia have experienced violence

Domestic Violence is living in fear

Domestic Violence can be:

Domestic Violence is when one person
abuses power and hurts the person
they have a relationship with.