Domestic and family violence resources for businesses

Millions of Australians experience domestic and family violence (DFV) every year. Be aware that it can affect your employees or customers.

As a small business owner, it's important that you are prepared to manage workplace situations that involve domestic and family violence and to assist your employees or customers to reach out for help.

Learn more about the signs and patterns of domestic and family violence.

DFV resources for employers

DFV training and workshops

Consider DFV training and workshop options that are available to you and your staff:

Training and workshopsDetails
DV-alert – Recognise, Respond, Refer training and workshopsFree, nationally accredited and non-accredited training options to help frontline workers recognise the signs of domestic and family violence and refer to support services
DFV Work AwareComprehensive workplace training, tailored to the business needs

Financial assistance

Contact these providers for DFV financial assistance:

SupportPhone/hoursAssistance available
National Debt Helpline1800 007 007Contact a counsellor for financial advice
Good Shepherd13 64 57Government funded domestic violence no interest loans of up to $2,000

DFV support and where to get help

Note: If you are in immediate danger, phone Triple Zero (000) for police and ambulance assistance.

The Domestic and family violence website has a range of resources and support designed to help employers and people experiencing or impacted by DFV, including:

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