Domestic Violence and Abuse

Let's come together to end 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.

White Ribbon Day

The City of Ryde is a White Ribbon Australia Accredited Workplace, achieving successful accreditation in July 2021.

White Ribbon Australia is a part of a global social movement working to eliminate gendered violence. They strive for an Australian society where all women and children are safe. Visit White Ribbon to find out more.

City of Ryde is committed to preventing violence and abuse against families and women.

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.

City of Ryde hosts a number of annual events in support of women and family safety including Make a Stand against Abuse in November and International Women’s Day in March.

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. 

End domestic violence and abuse Bin Sticker 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.

You can order a bin sticker online or collect a bin sticker from Council's Customer Service Centre during opening hours.

Please note: Stickers must not cover the City of Ryde logo or the serial number on the bins.

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Support Services

Visit the Domestic Violence Prevention and Support page.

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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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

Listening to a podcast

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.