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On this page you will find a series of downloadable and printable information, such as: forms, booklets, flyers and brochures on Domestic & Family Violence, that maybe useful for you and your family. Simply click on the link below each description.

How do you apply for an Apprehended Violence Order – Legal Aid Website 

Note: If you would like this brochure in another language or you would like to view other information please visit:

Charmed & Dangerous – Information Booklet on understanding the effects of Domestic Violence on women and children, warning signs, safety planning, legal information and important numbers.
Safe from violence – This booklet is a guide for women who are leaving or separating from violence. Includes: checklists, information & support.
My Safety Plan – This is a fantastic booklet which can help you with your safety planning around your home, social networks, work environments and also includes pages for you to take notes.

Note: This publication was printed by the Victorian Government. For relevant numbers in NSW please refer to the NSW Government site at   https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/domestic-violence

Stepping Up For Kids – Information on understanding and finding ways to support children who have or are experiencing Family or Domestic Violence.
Start Safely Subsidy – Information brochure on obtaining short term financial assistance from Housing NSW to help in securing accommodation for women and children who have been affected by Domestic of Family Violence.
Rent Choice Start Safely Factsheet – Information factsheet on the Start Safely Program – Includes: Who can get it ? / How does it work ? Affordability ?
Release of medical information – This form gives consent for ‘Victims Services’ to contact your health professional to obtain any reports, notes and medical information that is relevant to any acts of violence against you, to determine entitlement to support for you.
Application for support for primary victims – Victims of violence support scheme application to apply for counselling, financial assistance or a recognition payment.
The Victims Support Scheme application for counselling – Victims of violent crimes can use this form to apply for counselling.