Family Violence Data

Key statistics on violence against women in Australia from Our Watch website

  • On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner.
  • 1 in 3 Australian women (34.2%) has experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by a man since the age of 15.
  • Australian women are nearly three times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner.
  • Almost 10 women a day are hospitalised for assault injuries perpetrated by a spouse or domestic partner.


Data & Statistics

-Family Violence Database includes family violence statistics from Victoria Police, Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court, DJR, DFFH and Victoria Legal Aid.

-Victorian Women’s Health Atlas includes a range of health statistics on gender impacts on key health areas, including family violence. The data can be obtained at the level of local government, region or state.

-World Health Organisation (WHO) provides a worldwide key facts on violence against women.



-Victorian Agency for Health report is the first population-representative study on family violence in the state of Victoria. It is based on the responses of 33,654 randomly selected adults aged 18 years or older to five questions, included for the first time in the 2017 Victorian Population Health Survey (VPHS).

-Our Watch Tracking Progress in Prevention report


Strategic Plans

-Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change Victoria’s 10 Year Plan to End Family Violence