If your partner was violent to you and you left, you may be able to stay in Australia.
You may be able to stay even if you are not with your partner any more.
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What happens to a person’s visa if there’s domestic and family violence?
Family safety pack (46 languages)

The family safety pack explains what Australian law says about domestic and family violence, sexual assault, forced and early marriage, and family violence and partner visas. The pack is translated into 46 different language.

Family violence and partner visas fact sheet (English)

This fact sheet explains what Australian law says about family violence and partner visas.

Forced and early marriage fact sheet (English)

This fact sheet explains what Australian law says about forcing someone to get married.

Domestic and family violence fact sheet (English)

This fact sheet explains what Australian law says about domestic and family violence.

Family Violence and your Visa
This website has factsheets in many languages which talk about visas and domestic violence.
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Domestic and family violence storyboard

This poster shows people what the law in Australia says about domestic and family violence, and how to get help.

Click here to view Domestic and family violence storyboard
Advice about your visa if you’ve been hurt or harmed by your partner

This brochure has information for people who are on a visa and have been hurt or harmed by their partner.

Click here to view Advice about your visa if you’ve been hurt or harmed by your partner

Glossary: What these words mean

violent
When someone uses their actions or words to hurt someone else.
migration
Migration is when you move to live in another country. For example, if you have come to live in Australia but were not born here, you have migrated from your home country.

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