Safe information sharing can help protect people from harm and ensure better, more consistent responses to family violence. The Family Violence Act 2018 introduced information sharing laws to allow the family violence sector to collect, use and disclose personal information for specified purposes. The new laws require those in the family violence sector to consider sharing information if it may help protect a victim from family violence, or if they receive a request for information.
Operational guidance has been developed to support the family violence sector to use the new law. The guidance was developed in consultation with the sector and sets out the steps that should be taken when sharing information under the new law.