It is against the law for anyone to hurt you or any member of your family, including your spouse, partner, children or in-laws.
Family violence includes:
One in four children are exposed to domestic violence, which is a recognised form of child abuse. It is against the law for children to be hit, see or hear violence in the home.
Children and young people are scared by family violence. Children have the right to feel safe and not live in fear as exposure to violence can cause long-term harm to children.
The Men's Referral Service is provided by men for men to help stop violence in the home. You do not have to give your name and all information is kept confidential. The service is available from 9am-9pm Monday-Friday.
Phone 9428 2899 (or 1800 065 973 free call within Victoria) or visit www.mrs.org.au
Women and children who are experiencing family violence can contact the following organisations for help:
For more information, visit Council's Prevention of Violence Against Women and Additional Services pages.
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: firstname.lastname@example.org