01 May 2024

Today we remember the people who have lost their lives to domestic and family violence with candlelight vigils across the country marking National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day.

We mourn the women and children who have lost their lives due to violence and we stand with victim-survivors and all people impacted by domestic and family violence.

We stand with them during this time to work towards the goal of eliminating domestic, family and sexual violence in our society.

The recent alleged murder of Molly Ticehurst is tragic and terrible. And it is a reminder that domestic and family violence is a serious problem in this country and in our state.

In 2023, there were 36,072 incidents of domestic violence related assault and 19 domestic violence related murders of women and children in NSW alone.

Over the last 10 years, there have been a total of 199 domestic violence related murders of women and children in NSW.

It is also estimated that around 1 in 4 Australian women have experienced some form of violence committed by an intimate partner or family member since the age of 15.

Domestic and family violence also has devastating and long-term impacts on victim-survivors, their families and the broader community.

We can and must do more.

As a government, we are committed to taking meaningful action to prevent domestic violence across our state.

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic, family or sexual violence, please call the toll-freeĀ  number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for support on 1800RESPECT or visitĀ 1800respect.org.au.