Domestic and family violence

Council supports organisations within our two Domestic Violence Interagencies. We also support the Domestic Violence Campaign, ‘Help is Here’. Council provides grant funding opportunities to organisations which support women and children escaping domestic violence,  and work in partnerships with organisations working to reduce Domestic Violence.

16 Days of Activism

Council recognises and participates in the International 16 Days of Activism for the elimination of Violence against Women and Children Campaign, which takes place annually from 25 November (White Ribbon Day) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

We proudly stand with organisations and groups around the world in calling for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. Council is working closely with community groups local businesses, NSW Police and the broader community to respond to and prevent domestic and family violence in our community.

We are joining the 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence campaign to raise awareness about the impact of domestic and family violence in our community.

Visit our 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence campaign page to learn more about our upcoming events and initiatives.

We're Better Than That

We are thrilled to be able to share the "We're Better Than That" video campaign, featuring messages from Colin Fassnidge, Luke Carroll, Bruce Hopkins, Rishi Acharya and Mike Whitney.

This campaign promotes respect and healthy relationships, and encourages men to be active bystanders when they witness behaviour that condones and contributes to violence in our communities.

Funded by the Central and Eastern Sydney Public Health Network, the campaign is a collaboration between the Eastern Suburbs Domestic Violence Committee, the Hope Believe Shine Foundation and Randwick, Waverley, Woollahra and Bayside Councils.

For more information, visit the "We're better than that" Facebook page.

View videos featuring:

Colin Fassnidge

Luke Carroll

Rishi Acharya

Bruce "Hoppo" Hopkins

Mike Whitney

A crisis out there is no excuse for violence in here

There's no place for domestic violence.

Help is here.

Contact 1800RESPECT;

Domestic violence manual for community workers

Download the manual: Domestic Violence: The basics for community workers (1.72MB).

This manual is a quick access guide for workers new to the area of Domestic Violence and also provides a quick reference tool for services offering Domestic Violence support.

This manual was created in partnership with Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils, and the Eastern Suburbs Domestic Violence Network, The Deli and Counterpart.