Violence against women not only causes significant physical and psychological harm to the direct victims but it also has a significant indirect financial cost including:

  1. The costs of purchasing physical and mental health care for victims of violence.
  2. The cost of women’s lost labour.
  3. The cost of the provision of temporary and permanent housing.
  4. The costs of the loss of children’s education when their lives are disrupted by violence.
  5. The costs to the State of criminal and civil investigations and legal proceedings.


For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or go to or email:

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