The husband is the head of the family in my culture

Australia is proud to be a country where individuals from different cultures are encouraged to identify with their heritage. All women and men in Australia share the same human rights, as well as equality before the law. In Australia, domestic and family violence is against the law.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, there are services available to support you. Translators are available for you if you are not confident speaking English.

It’s important to know that if you have come to Australia on a temporary or spousal visa, you can apply for residency if you have suffered domestic and family violence.  Please contact the Department of Immigration for further information.

Please contact us here should you wish to discuss your options further. You can contact us anonymously. We do not make any sound recordings of our conversations, but we do record that we spoke to you. This record can be made anonymously. If you are unsure, please speak to our crisis workers at the commencement of the call.