Domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or cause fear. 

It doesn’t only mean physical abuse – it can also mean emotional, psychological, financial, sexual and other types of abuse.

It can affect anyone in the community, regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, age, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, economic status or location.

Inner West Council is working in partnership with local community groups, organisations, networks and key national associations to address domestic and family violence.

Council recently resolved to allocate $78,000 on an annual basis for four years (2017/18 - 2020/21) to continue to support initiatives including the following:

  • $20,000  annually to continue and expand the Speak Out Awareness Raising Campaign
  • $15,000  annually to continue the delivery of the Love Bites program in local secondary schools across the Inner West
  • $25,000  annually to support Council’s significant partnership in guiding the implementation of the Inner West Respectful Relationships Project
  • $18,000 annually to support partnerships between Inner West Council, local community organisations and Police Local Area Commands to present White Ribbon Day events.

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    Page last updated: 21 May 2019