Domestic Violence and Abuse
If you or someone you know is experiencing any form of violence, there is 24/7 free and confidential support available. Please call the Domestic Violence Hotline on 1800 656 463 or 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
To help end domestic violence and abuse, City of Ryde runs a campaign each year centred around the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. An annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day.
Order your Bin Sticker
Show your support by ordering a "Let’s come together to end domestic violence and abuse" sticker for your Bin. By working together, the local community, support services and Council can deliver a strong message to put an end to domestic violence and abuse.
Please note: Stickers must not cover the City of Ryde logo or the serial number on the bins.
What is Domestic Violence?
We teamed up with City of Ryde’s Community Migrant Resource Centre's Multicultural Ambassadors to help our diverse community recognise what domestic violence is and where to seek help. The videos are available in English, Korean, Mandarin, Arabic, Armenian and Hindi.
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Watch in Hindi
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and needs help, you can find support via the Domestic Violence Prevention and Support page.
White Ribbon Australia Accredited Workplace
You can also find out what steps Council is taking as a White Ribbon Australia Accredited Workplace.
Tune in to Podcasts
Tune in to Make A Stand podcasts - learn about domestic violence and abuse, the experiences of survivors and domestic and family abuse support services. Podcasts are available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Arabic, Farsi.