If there is an immediate threat to your safety call emergency 000.

We've partnered with Kristy McKellar (KM Consulting Services) on this content, an expert in family violence and social change.

Violence is never acceptable, and there are services that help with supportive pathways for individuals who may use or engage in inappropriate, violent or abusive behaviours.

Anger is not correlated to domestic and family violence, although community attitudes often assume that domestic and family violence is a result of uncontrolled anger.

In 2017, we launched a grant program through the NAB Foundation to support community organisations addressing domestic and family violence. The NAB Foundation is supporting the University of Melbourne to refine and test a world-first, evidence-based smartphone tool for men who have used violence in their intimate relationships. The tool, which is based on pilot work with men and health practitioners, aims to intervene early by raising awareness of abusive behaviours and encouraging self-reflection and help-seeking before violence escalates.

Support services

No to Violence's Men’s Referral Service

This service provides confidential counselling on 1300 766 491 or via Live Chat. Live Chat operating hours are 8am – 9pm Monday to Friday (AEST/ADST). Visit No to Violence’s Men's Referral Service.

Mensline Australia

This is a free service offering national telephone and online support, information and referrals for men with family and relationship concerns.

Visit Mensline Australia or call 1300 789 978.


Lifeline provides Australians experiencing a personal crisis with 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services, call 13 11 14 or visit Lifeline.

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Domestic and family violence support services

Get support from organisations like these specialising in domestic and family violence services and related issues