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Domestic Violence

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, past or present, call the Community Care Intake Service on 1800 654 324 to discuss your needs and the available options. We are here to help you. In an emergency call 000.

Domestic and family violence includes any behaviour in an intimate or family relationship, which is violent, threatening, coercive or controlling, causing a person to live in fear.

People living in the same house, people living in the same residential care facility and people reliant on care are also considered to be in an interpersonal relationship. Coercive and abusive behaviours in these relationships is also considered to be family violence.

Family violence is the preferred term in Aboriginal populations as it better captures kinship and extended family relationships in Aboriginal communities. 

How will our service help you?

The MLHD offers a range of services and support for people dealing with the experiences of domestic violence and is staffed by experienced psychologists, counsellors and social workers. Services are provided across the MLHD.

The MLHD can offer counselling, advocacy, referrals and support to people dealing with domestic violence, past and present. This support can include working with all age groups and genders.

You will receive a priority appointment if you have been a victim of domestic violence within the past 12 months and you can also see us if past domestic violence experiences are impacting your life now.

The MLHD Priority Populations Program provides specialised support to people dealing with experiences of domestic violence and the services that are available include:

Service Locations

Last updated: 31 May 2023