Your safety is important to us:

If there is an immediate threat to your safety, please call 000.
For additional assistance, please contact 1800 Respect (1800 737 732).

We're here to support you

We recognise that family and domestic violence (family violence) is a serious and widespread occurrence in our society. We are committed to supporting our residential and business customers who are experiencing family violence with empathy and sensitivity. We will ensure the security and privacy of your account information and financial circumstances.

What is Family and Domestic Violence?

Family violence affects members of all communities, but because of institutionalised systems of power, it can be more likely to occur for people who experience other forms of discrimination (including First Nations people, individuals with a disability and/or chronic health conditions, culturally and linguistically diverse people, including recently arrived migrants and customers that are LGBTIQA+).

The Australian Government defines family violence as any behaviour that is violent, threatening, controlling, or intended to make you or your family feel scared and unsafe (Unwanted Behaviour). Family violence is not perpetrated only through physical violence. It may also include, but is not limited to, the following kinds of Unwanted Behaviour:

  • sexual
  • emotional or psychological
  • verbal
  • spiritual or cultural
  • economic or financial
  • technological
  • social
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Our Training

Your safety is our priority.

We understand that family violence is complex and sensitive. That’s why we train relevant staff to understand the potential severity and consequences of family violence, treat you with respect and provide you with practical support.

Training includes:

  • how to identify the signs of family violence,
  • how to engage effectively and appropriately with affected customers
  • how to apply this policy

Training is delivered to staff who:

  • engage with customers;
  • manage, train or otherwise direct staff who engage with customers; and
  • are responsible for the development and deployment of relevant products, processes and systems.

External Support Services

Support servicesContact details
National 1800 RESPECT
National support available 24/7 for people experiencing
sexual assault, domestic or family violence,
their friends and family and for professionals supporting
someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault,
domestic or family violence.
1800 737 732
MensLine Australia
The national telephone and online support, information and
referral service for men with family and relationship concerns.
Callers have access to 24-hour support, anywhere anytime.
1300 789 978
Lifeline is a national charity all Australians experiencing
emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and
suicide prevention services.
13 11 14

Support servicesContact details
Safe Steps
Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre
1800 015 188
Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal
Women’s Family Violence Services
Provides refuge accommodation and specialist family violence services to
Aboriginal women and their children. Their support also extends to parents of
Aboriginal children, as well as partners and ex-partners of Aboriginal people.
(03) 9403 9400
The Lookout
Provides Victorian family violence workers and other professionals to find information, evidence-based resources and services to help them respond to family violence.
A generalist information, support and referral service run by
women and non-binary people for women, non-binary and
gender-diverse people.
1300 134 130

Support servicesContact details
NSW Domestic Violence Helpline
Providing counselling and referrals to women
experiencing domestic and family violence 24/7
1800 656 463

Support servicesContact details
Helps Queenslanders find pathways to safety,
away from domestic, family and sexual violence.
1800 811 811

Support servicesContact details
Domestic Violence Crisis Line
Supports women and their children who are experiencing domestic
and family violence and are committed to helping people find safety
and support during and after experiencing abuse.
1800 800 098

Support servicesContact details
Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline
A state wide 24 hour service providing support
for women, with or without children who are
experiencing family and domestic violence.
1800 007 339

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