This 10 May,
start the conversation.
Ask. Listen. Believe.

Are You Safe
at Home? Day
10 May

10 May is an opportunity to start the conversation. Ask. Listen. Believe.

If you’re worried about someone you know who might be experiencing abuse, it can be hard to know what to do. But just by asking, listening and believing, you can have an enormous impact on someone’s journey to safety.


Are you experiencing family violence?

If you’re experiencing abuse, you don’t have to face this alone.

Help and support is available. This website features information around family violence and where to go for specialist support.

Is someone you know unsafe?

Do you think someone you know may be experiencing family violence?

Ending family violence is everyone’s business – and you have a crucial role to play.

This website features helpful tips, conversation starters and information to help you support a friend, family member or colleague.

Easy English

Information from this website is also available in an Easy English downloadable booklet called ‘How to feel safe at home if there is family violence’.


Support for LGBTIQA+ people

People use a wide range of abusive behaviours to maintain power and control in relationships, and for LGBTIQA+ folks, this violence may target their gender identity or sexuality.

Because of biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism and heteronormativity, there are different risks and barriers that may stop LGBTIQA+ adults, couples, parents and young people from accessing support for family violence.

You deserve to be safe, happy and supported in your relationships. Support is available if you do not feel that way.  

A conversation for everyone

We know that many people experiencing family violence will reach out to family and friends first. How you respond can make a real difference on someone’s journey to safety.

We can all keep an eye out for the signs of family violence, speak up, and offer support. With the right approach, your support can make a real difference. Learn how to ask “are you safe at home?” by watching our new video series.

“Living in fear” (English)

Learn more about what family violence is, and how you can access support if you are experiencing abuse. 

“How do I ask my friend or family member if they are safe at home?” (English)

Learn more about how to ask a loved one if they are safe at home. 

“Recognising the signs of family violence” (English)

Learn more about the signs of family violence, and how to start the conversation with a loved one. 

“Helping a loved one who isn’t safe at home” (English)

Learn about safe ways to respond if someone you care about is experiencing abuse. 

Find support
in your state

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger dial 000 immediately.

There is help and advice available in your state if you or someone you know is or may be experiencing family violence.

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Are You Safe
at Home? eLearn

Enrol in our self-paced eLearn
on how to have safe and respectful
conversations about family violence.


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