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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.


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

News and updates

First Nations Steering Committee and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council direct focus of Rapid Prevention Review

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Media releases

Inaugural national Roundtable into healing and recovery from domestic, family and sexual violence

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News and updates

Communique: Crisis Talks into Murdered and Missing Women

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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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