Domestic violence can affect anyone in the community, regardless of their age, sexual or gender identity, race, culture, ethnicity, disability, religion, economic status or location.
Domestic violence is about power and control and is primarily perpetrated by men against women. People experience domestic and family violence across all kinds of relationships.
It does not matter whether the relationship is past or current.
Domestic violence relationships can include marriage and de facto partnerships; intimate personal relationships (boyfriend or girlfriend), carers; relatives; and in the case of Aboriginal people – extended family or kin.