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About the Commission

The Commission was established as an Executive Agency on 1 July 2022, under the Public Service Act 1999. We are an independent, accountable and transparent agency that maintains a national focus on ending gender-based violence.

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Our role

The Commission works to ensure that people with lived and living experience of domestic, family and sexual violence are able to have opportunities to be at the centre of decisions made about them, their lives and their experience.

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Support services

Every person deserves the right help and support for their needs.

If you are in immediate danger, call 000 
For confidential counselling, information and support, call 1800RESPECT 
You can also visit the 1800RESPECT website to chat online or find other services.

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Meet the Commissioner

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Meet the Commissioner

Micaela Cronin was appointed as the inaugural Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commissioner on 1 November 2022.

With years of professional experience in family violence and sexual assault services, social services, and human rights initiatives, Micaela is passionate about prevention, early intervention, response and recovery from gender-based violence.

Help us influence systems, services and support for people with lived and living experience of domestic, family and sexual violence.

Media

Browse the latest news, updates and media about the Commission.

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National Lived Experience Advisory Council to amplify the voices of people with lived experience of domestic, family and sexual violence

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Appointment of a National Lived Experience Advisory Council to amplify the voices of people with lived experience of domestic, family and sexual violence

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Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commission to facilitate conversation on measuring the impact of the National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032

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All experiences of violence are different. Collaboration between community and government is critical to assist as many people and organisations as possible.

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