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Domestic Violence Prevention and Support

Domestic violence can be perpetrated in various forms, including physical, sexual or verbal abuse, harassment, intimidation, stalking or threats of violence. It can happen to anyone - it doesn’t matter where you live, what your income is, how old you are, or what nationality you are.

Children can also be affected by witnessing domestic violence.

If you or someone you know needs help:

  • Call the Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 65 64 63 (available 24 hours - freecall)
  • Call the Interpreter Service on 131 450 and ask them to connect you to 1800 65 64 63
  • Call or go to the nearest police station (available 24 hours)
  • When you call, you can ask for the Domestic Violence Liaison Officer
  • You can also tell them your language and ask them to call the interpreter service

Police:

  • Gladesville Local Area Command
    Phone: 9879 9699
    8 Punt Rd, Gladesville
  • Eastwood Local Area Command 
    Phone: 9858 9299
    3 Ethel St, Eastwood

Ryde Hunters Hill Domestic Violence Committee

The Ryde Hunters Hill Domestic Violence Committee aims to address domestic violence issues in the City of Ryde and Hunters Hill.

The Committee does this by:

  • Facilitating a forum where all agencies providing services to women and children experiencing domestic violence can discuss issues of concern and enhance inter-agency responses to women and children who experience domestic violence
  • Facilitating networking of and between Government and non-Government agencies
  • Raising local community awareness of the issues of domestic violence.

White Ribbon Day

Each year on 25 November, the Committee hosts a stall at a local shopping centre to raise money and promote the Stop Domestic Violence message as part of White Ribbon Day. Other projects are worked on throughout the year to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence is a Crime Booklet

Council in partnership with the Ryde Domestic Violence Network, aims to help prevent domestic violence across our entire community.

The booklet explains what domestic violence is, what happens when police are called to an incident and the associated legal processes. It also lists support contact information.

The City of Ryde hopes that this resource will assist those affected by domestic violence and help make reporting easier.

Last updated on 4 August 2015