Domestic Violence Prevention

NSW Health defines Domestic Violence (DV) as “Violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour carried out by an adult against a partner or former partner to control and dominate that person.”

Domestic violence causes fear, physical and/or psychological harm.  It is most often violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a man against a woman.

Living with domestic violence has a profound effect upon children and young people and may constitute a form of child abuse.

The Mid North Coast Local Health District Domestic Violence Program  includes :

MNCLHD provides various support for staff with domestic violence-related issues or domestic violence training needs through the Women’s Health and Domestic Violence Coordinator based at Port Macquarie Community Health Centre.

Victims of domestic violence are provided with counselling, advocacy and referral through different service groups and access points within the health service including Emergency Departments, Social Work departments, Maternity, Drug & Alcohol,  Mental Health, Women’s Health, Child Protection and Child and Family Health Nursing and Counselling Services.

Women’s and Children Refuges are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the following regions:

Services available at these locations

Coffs Harbour

Phone  02 6652 4000


Phone 02 6562 8411

Port Macquarie

Phone 02 6583 2155