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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 hardship
  • 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 000 if the situation is an emergency.

Call 131 444 if the situation is not urgent.

If you live in the country contact a Family Violence Intervention Officer at your local police station.

Find your local police station.

If you live in the metropolitan area contact a Family Violence Intervention Officer in your local service area:

  • Eastern Adelaide, phone 8172 5890
  • Elizabeth, phone 8207 9381
  • Holden Hill, phone 8207 6150
  • Western Adelaide, phone 8207 6413
  • South Coast, phone 8392 9172
  • Sturt, phone 8207 4801.

Counselling and emergency accommodation

Crisis Care on 131 611 outside normal business hours.

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