Protect yourself and your pit crew: Do you know someone experiencing domestic or family violence?

Men, women and children are affected by domestic and family violence.

Domestic violence is violent behaviour between current or former intimate partners – typically where one partner tries to exert power and control over the other, usually through fear. It can include physical, sexual, emotional, social, verbal, spiritual and economic abuse.

Family violence refers to violence between family members, which can include violence between current or former intimate partners, as well as acts of violence between a parent and a child, between siblings, and more.

If you know or see someone affected by domestic or family violence be they a victim or perpetrator, stand up and call it out. There are a number of support services and help lines you can contact for assistance.

If you require immediate assistance, please call 000.

1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
National family violence and sexual assault counselling service. It is a free, confidential service available 24/7. Call 1800 737 732 to speak to a professional counsellor.

Dads in Distress
A dedicated support group of men.
Call 1300 853 437 Monday to Friday.

Crisis support services. Call 131 114, 24/7.

Mensline Australia
Telephone and online support, information and referral service. Counselling support for men to help deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. Specialist support to those who use or experience family and domestic violence. Call 1300 789 978.

One in Three Campaign
Raising awareness of the needs of male victims of family violence and abuse. They provide information on family violence and a range of support services available for men.

If you or someone else is worried about the impact you are having on those around you, there’s help available.