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Domestic and Family Violence

Domestic and Family Violence

At ECU, we know that anyone can experience domestic or family violence and that this will inevitably impact on our own staff and students. We know that domestic and family violence can impact every aspect of a person's life, including their work and study, and we are here to help. If, and when, it is safe to do so, we encourage all ECU community members to reach out to get support.

Support options for staff or students impacted by domestic or family violence, including those in same gender relationships, may include:

  • Flexible work and study arrangements where appropriate
  • Access to internal support services and external referral information
  • Housing and transport advice and assistance
  • Support to report incidences both internally and externally
  • Physical safety measures, such as security escorts where required

The above list is not exhaustive and we encourage you to reach out and talk to us about what support needs you may have and how we can help.

Who do I contact in an emergency?

  • WA Police: phone 000 in an emergency or life-threatening situation - request police attendance and/or ambulance if needed.
  • ECU Security: (08) 6304 3333 (can be contacted 24 hours a day)
  • ECU Out of Hours Crisis Line: phone 1300 583 032 or text 0488 884 232 (available 5pm to 9am on weekdays, and 24 hours on weekends).

How do I report domestic or family violence?

The following services are available 24 hours, seven days a week:

  • WA Police: phone 000 (emergency or life-threatening situation) or 131 444 (non-emergency call)
  • 1800RESPECT: phone 1800 737 732

Please let someone at ECU know you have made a report so we can support you.

Where can I get support?

ECU encourages all students, staff and community members to seek support when they need it and it is safe to do so. Domestic or family violence is not something you have to cope with on your own.

You can decide if, when, and where, you seek help.

What if I experience domestic or family violence?

If you yourself are experiencing domestic or family violence, there are steps you can take to stay safe. Every circumstance if different, but there are a few simple and safe strategies you can use to reduce the impacts.

There is help available if you do choose to leave an abusive relationship.

How can I support someone else?

If someone you know has experienced domestic or family violence, they may express a range of emotional or physical reactions. There is no right or wrong way to react but we can provide you with some useful strategies.

What is domestic or family violence?

Domestic and family violence can look very different in different situations. Sometimes it can be difficult to recognise the signs of domestic or family violence, for ourselves and others.

We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which ECU's campuses stand and programs operate.

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