Domestic Violence NSW represents over 130 life-saving services across the state, and our strength lies in our powerful collective voice. We are a trusted source when it comes to informing and inspiring others.
Being a part of the DVNSW member community enables us to work together, engaging in evidence- based conversation and collaboration with a focus on action and innovative solutions to make change through advocacy, generating resources and sustainable funding for the sector.
We connect the issues and needs of services on the front line of domestic and family violence with the decision makers at a department, state and federal government level and being a member makes you part of that conversation.
As a member you will have access to
For more about how you will benefit from being part of the DVNSW Member Community please take a look at our member benefits page.
For further information about becoming a member please see Membership types.
If you are not working in domestic and family violence but would like to be involved please take a look at the supporter category information.
If you are an organisation that does not work in domestic and family violence but would like to be involved, or if we can help you in some way, please contact us at email@example.com
Organisations or individuals that deliver specialist DFV services that are victim-survivor-centred and safety is paramount, culturally appropriate and responsive to the needs of marginalised cohorts. DFV practice is, trauma and gender-violence informed, utilises a human rights and social justice framework, and takes a child-aware and parent-sensitive approach when working with families. They are specialist DFV services or individuals that work with an intersectional feminism lens and can demonstrate an understanding of DFV as a gendered issue and work to empower victim-survivors.
Interested in becoming a Full member? Fill in the form here
an organisation, or individual that delivers Domestic and Family violence services as a program, or alongside other services such as health, legal or family support services. As an associate member is it expected that the organisation/ individual understands, and puts into practice where applicable, specialist DFV service provision.
Interested in becoming an Associate member? Fill in the form here
We recognise that many people may not work in domestic and family violence organisations but still want to be involved with our organisation and are interested in working with us to end domestic and family violence. Our supporters are individuals from all walks of life that want to support DVNSWs vision. By being a DVNSW supporter you will have the opportunity to engage with our organisation in a way that suits you whether that is through receiving our newsletters, volunteering of fundraising.
To qualify as a supporter, you would need to:
Interested in becoming a supporter? Fill in the form here.
As a member we represent you and advocate on your behalf. Many voices make more noise than a single voice. Since we represent many DFV services, we ensure your voice is heard by government, industry and the public.
We provide up to date sector news, information and events straight to your inbox. We are often the first to know about government decisions and reforms impacting the DFV sector. We keep you ‘in the loop’ about these key sector concerns. We explain them in clear language, so you understand any implications for your service.
DFV workers in some services, particularly those in regional and rural areas, tell us they can feel isolated and left out of sector conversations. We connect you with our other member organisations for professional support, joint advocacy, resource-sharing and partnerships.
We provide DFV practice guidance, through developing advice and tools that support you in your day-to-day work. We support workforce capability and skills building to promote best practice in the DFV sector. This includes the DVNSW Good Practice Guidelines and resources, webinars, roundtables and discounted tickets to the DVNSW Biannual Conference
We identify the priority DFV sector issues to act on, on your behalf. Better and more secure funding for the DFV sector, which is very over-stretched, is one of our priorities. Affordable, long-term housing for women escaping DFV is another. We continue to act on these at every opportunity.
We keep up with new research on preventing, and responding to, DFV effectively. We tell you about this to support you in knowing what works and what doesn’t and to promote evidence-based practice across the DFV sector
Sector workers have so much skill and expertise but often feel underpaid and under-valued. We do everything we can to raise your profile and to raise the level of respect you get from politicians, policy-makers and the community.
We regularly consult with the DFV sector through our Monthly ‘Sector Chat’ webinars, a community of practice, regional forums and other initiatives. We provide the space for you to tell us what is happening in frontline DFV service delivery. We listen to your input and act on it.
We are committed to ensuring that our work reflects, and responds to, the concerns of everyone affected by DFV, including Aboriginal women, women from Culturally, Linguistically and Religiously Diverse backgrounds, women with disability and gender diverse people.
We work alongside members, government and stakeholders and strongly believe that working collaboratively is better than working alone. Our reputation for respectful collaboration generates opportunities for us to be involved in key decisions that drive good outcomes for the DFV sector.