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What if I am experiencing family violence or financial abuse?

What if I am experiencing family violence or financial abuse?

At ANZ, we'll support you if you're impacted by family violence or financial abuse. Call [000] if you are in immediate danger.

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What is family violence?

Family violence is when one person uses power and control over another person and it can take many forms. It includes any behaviour that is threatening or controlling that can cause you to fear for your own safety.\

Sometimes it includes physical abuse. Sometimes the person uses other ways of maintaining power and control.

What is financial abuse?

Financial abuse is a form of family violence that can be overlooked because of other more visible forms of abuse taking place. It includes actions that may limit your access to money.

Warning signs include:

  • Forcing you into debt by taking out loans or a credit card in your name
  • Taking or using your money without permission
  • Not being allowed to work or study
  • Being forced to explain how you spend money
  • Controlling how much access you have to your money
  • Withholding financial information from you
  • Making you work
  • Forcing you to make claims for Centrelink payments

If you've been affected by family/domestic violence, or financial abuse, you can always reach out to us for support, and we'll do our best to help. For more information please visit

1800 RESPECT (external service), a 24 hour hotline is also available to help any Australian who has experienced or is at risk of family violence. For more information please visit