Reducing Violence

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022

The National Plan

The Fourth Action Plan 2019-2022

The Third Action Plan 2016-2019

Fact Sheets:

The Second Action Plan: Moving Ahead, 2013-2016

First Action Plan: Building a Strong Foundation 2010-2013

Development of the National Plan

Evaluations and Progress Reports


Cost of Violence

Family and Domestic Violence Workforce



Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities


  • National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions: Baseline Report, 2015-16 (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Development of the National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions (NOSPI)
    • National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions (PDF) (DOCX)
    • National Stakeholder Consultation for National Perpetrator Intervention Outcome Standards for Australia: Report on the key themes from consultations, REOS (2014)  (PDF) (DOCX)
    • Glossary for the National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Perpetrator interventions in Australia, ANROWS
  • Literature Review on Domestic Violence Perpetrators
    The purpose of this literature review is to provide an overview of the estimated incidence and prevalence of domestic violence and sexual assault in Australia, and the socio-demographic characteristics of perpetrators. Importantly, this literature review identified evaluations of domestic and sexual violence perpetrator intervention programs that have been undertaken nationally and internationally to describe the evidence regarding program effectiveness.


Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) publications

ANROWS publishes a range of publications focusing on new, innovative and emerging research, policy and practice initiatives addressing violence against women and their children.

ANROWS publications

Our Watch

Our Watch is an independent, not for profit organisation established to drive nationwide change in culture, behaviours and power imbalances to prevent violence against women and their children.

Our Watch publications

Child Family Community Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) is AIFS’ information hub for evidence, resources and support for professionals working in the child, family and community welfare sector. CFCA publish a range of publications and resources on family violence

Australian Institute of Criminology

The Australian Institute of Criminology publish research on policing and criminal justice responses to family and domestic violence and conduct the National Homicide Monitoring Program. Research overview - Publications

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The AIHW produces high-quality reports and other information products, on key health and welfare issues in Australia. These are used to improve the delivery of health and welfare for Australians.

Australian Law Reform Commission

The ALRC conducts inquiries—also known as references—into areas of law at the request of the Attorney-General of Australia. Based on its research and consultations throughout an inquiry, the ALRC makes recommendations to government so that government can make informed decisions about law reform.

Attorney-General’s Department

The Attorney-General's Department delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework. Family violence initiatives.

COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children

The Prime Minister announced on 28 January 2015 the establishment of an Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children. The Advisory Panel will provide expert advice to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to address the problem of violence against women at a national level.


Data Sources

For a printed copy of a report or publication, please telephone 1800 050 009

Unfortunately some of our older publications are only available on this part of the website in PDF (Portable Document Format). If PDF does not meet your needs the publication can be obtained in hard copy by calling the number above.

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