Living with Domestic or Family Violence (DFV) takes skill and resourcefulness. A person experiencing DFV is always thinking about risks and developing ways (strategies) to keep themselves and loved ones safe.

The Benefit/Risk Decision Making Tool can help your decision making by:

  • Identifying the benefits
  • Identifying the possible harm or threats
  • Identifying ways to reduce the harm or threat without losing the benefit
  • Weighing up your options.

I have an idea about what to do next


If I do this, what will be the benefits for me?


What harm or threat would that be to my safety and wellbeing?


In what ways (strategies) could I reduce the risk of harm without losing the benefits?


On balance, do I need to decide now?
What are my next steps?
Who could help me with these?
Where and how we work
Other services that may be able to help

Support Services Options

  • If you are in immediate danger please contact the Police 000