Our Role


Domestic Violence NSW is the NSW peak representative body for specialist domestic and family violence services.

Operating from a feminist, social justice framework, we work to improve policy, legislative and program responses to domestic and family violence (DFV).

We work on behalf of our members representing over 50 organisations across the state, including:

  • specialist domestic and family violence services
  • community and women’s health organisations
  • community legal services specialising in working with victim-survivors
  • non-government organisations that work primarily with victim-survivors

Our duties include:

  • Research, policy development and guidance to the government and NGO sector
  • Supporting the development and implementation of prevention and awareness work and campaigns
  • Helping develop integrated responses that prioritise the safety and wellbeing of DFV victim-survivors and hold perpetrators of violence accountable
  • Systemic advocacy and representation to government and other decision makers
  • Training and education
  • Supporting the development of best practice responses and services, including Primary Prevention
  • Information dissemination to our members, partners, the media and communities
  • Sector consultation, coordination and capacity building to enable better service delivery and functioning of community organisations.

We are not a direct support service but we aim to help victims/survivors by supporting services and raising awareness in our communities.