DVNSW works on a range of advocacy and campaign priorities throughout the year. Scroll through to view our latest campaigns and projects.


DVNSW Regional Forum Report – March 2022
The Regional Forum was co-hosted by the NSW Country Women’s Association and well attended by members and guests with 65 attendees. Celebrating 100 years this year, the Country Women’s Association prioritise addressing domestic and family violence (DFV) in regional, remote, and rural communities and want to provide a voice for people. Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW) is the peak body for domestic and family violence services in NSW, representing over 125 specialist organisations.

Policing of Domestic & Family Violence in NSW
This report prepared by Domestic Violence NSW provides insights from specialist domestic and family violence in NSW. It was prepared in response to the 2021 audit of police responses to DFV undertaken by the Audit Office of NSW.
DVNSW Members Experience of the Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) Program
The Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) Program was welcomed by the sector upon its announcement in August 2021, as lack of access to funds is a key barrier that prevents victim-survivors from accessing safety and/or forces their return to unsafe situations. Timely access to these funds has the potential to prevent homelessness, reduce disability and injury and support families with vulnerable children. However, since the initial rollout of the pilot commenced in September 2021, there have been serious and ongoing concerns about the implementation of the program and the impact on victim-survivors trying to access the payment.
Principles for Specialist Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Refuges in NSW.
This is a short paper prepared by Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW) to inform policy decisions by the NSW Government. The paper is aimed to promote further research and consultation towards creating high quality policy framing for the 75 new refuges announced in October 2021.


Safer Homes

Funded by the Department of Communities and Justice, the purpose of the Safer Homes project is to increase access to safe and sustainable private rental tenancies for women and children escaping Domestic and Family Violence. The aim is to achieve this through the promotion of mutually beneficial collaboration between DFV support services and real estate agents, supported and enabled by increasing knowledge, fostering attitudinal change and adopting good practice.


DVNSW prepares submissions to State, Territory and Federal Governments across Australia and policy and law makers including National Inquiries and Commissions. You can view our most up to date submissions below.