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Domestic violence

South Australia Police supports victims of domestic violence and attends domestic violence situations.

We give the highest priority to the protection and ongoing safety of victims and their children.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour by one person against another:

  • in a couple relationship such as marriage or dating
  • within a family across generations.

It occurs in all social, age and cultural groups.

Domestic violence includes:

  • physical violence
  • sexual violence
  • emotional abuse
  • verbal abuse
  • property damage
  • financial abuse
  • threats to harm
  • stalking.

Domestic violence is damaging to victims, their children, family and friends.

Where possible we try to hold the person responsible for the violence accountable for their actions.

Find out more about domestic violence on the 1800RESPECT website.

Help and support at domestic violence situations

Police assistance

Call Triple Zero (000) if the situation is an emergency.

Call 131 444 for non-urgent police assistance.

Find your local police station

Seek advice about your options

If you live in the metropolitan area contact the Family Violence Investigation Section in your local service area:

  • Eastern Adelaide, phone 7322 4890
  • Elizabeth, phone 8207 9381
  • Holden Hill, phone 8207 6150
  • Western Adelaide, phone 8207 6413
  • South Coast, phone 8392 9172
  • Sturt, phone 8207 4801.

If you live in the country contact the Family Violence Investigation Section at your local police station.

Find your local police station

If you have already lodged a Police Incident Report (PIR) you can check the status of your report via the Track My Crime link.

Counselling and emergency accommodation

Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway on 1800 800 098.

National Sexual Assault Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Service on 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).