You're not alone

Chisholm strongly condemns any act of violence against women.

If you or someone you care about is a victim of domestic violence, we can help.

What is violence against women?

The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence occurs in domestic settings between two people who are, or were, in an intimate relationship. It can include physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, verbal and financial abuse. It can occur in current or past family, domestic or intimate relationships. Family violence is predominantly, but not exclusively, perpetrated by men against women and children.

Violence against women and domestic violence are often one and the same.

The impacts of this violence are far-reaching and include deteriorated physical and mental health, loss of housing, loss or limited access to employment, difficult financial situation, isolation from extended family or social supports, and death.

Support at Chisholm

If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help.

Student Support can talk to you about your rights and options and about where and how you can get further support, and can connect you with family violence support services.

We also provide other specialist services to help you including special consideration, counselling, and more.

Contact us

If you are on campus and feeling threatened, harassed or unsafe alert Campus Safety and Security on 0400 483 005.

If the situation is an emergency, call the Police or an ambulance on 000.

For general enquiries contact Student Support on 1300 244 746 (option 4). 

Useful contacts

Family violence and support services

Family violence services for people who wish to leave, or have left, a violent relationship are available from:

If you’re a man

The men’s referral service, No to Violence works with men to help them change the way that they behave in relationships and to find alternatives to violent or harassing behaviour.

Mensline also helps men who are dealing with domestic violence.

Other services

Other services that may be able to help you are:

Would you like to be part of the change? Visit Chisholm’s Prevention of violence against women (PVAW) initiative page for more details.