Domestic and family violence during social isolation for COVID-19

On 20th April Deputy Chief Minister, Yvette Berry, advised that the ACT Government had committed  $550,000 to respond to an increase in demand for domestic and family violence and sexual assault services and to provide emergency accommodation to women, children and families experiencing domestic and family violence.

She also advised that this package will provide immediate financial support that will be complemented by Commonwealth funding for responding to family violence, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Don’t forget that during these times of social isolation all domestic and family violence services are available to provide advice and support for anyone experiencing domestic or family violence.

The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) continues to operate and support children, young people and adults who are impacted by family, domestic and intimate partner violence, including those who use violence. Clients are welcome to contact DVCS via their 24/7 crisis line on 62 800 900, via email to, through their confidential contact form or via their online chat. Clients who contact them do not have to give their name.