Country Australia
Year 2011
Type of Measure Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


The Department of Human Services, Housing NSW, recognises that domestic and family violence have a serious and harmful impact on victims and their families. 


Housing NSW is committed to assisting in the reduction of domestic violence and its effects by improving victim's access to safe, affordable and appropriate accommodation and housing services.  Housing NSW achieves this by the provision of housing assistance through Housing Pathways as well as specific domestic violence housing initiatives.  Persons who are affected by domestic violence are considered to be ‘at risk' and therefore eligible for Priority Housing Assistance or Rentstart provided other eligibility criteria are met.


Any person being subjected to; or recently experiencing domestic violence may apply for housing assistance from Housing NSW. This includes any member of a household in which domestic violence has occurred.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Australia to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011