Violence against women is a significant human rights issue in Australia. All women, all people actually, have a right to feel and be safe at home, school, work and on our streets.
Violence is a serious, widespread problem in our society and it has to stop.
This page records the death toll of men, women and children in Australia due to violence regardless of the suspected perpetrator's gender or whether the death was the result of relationship violence or not. Sadly, most of the women and children's deaths are the result of relationship violence. The data is supplied via police, media and the Red Heart Campaign.
For an interactive map identifying all violent deaths in Australia regardless of victim or perpetrator's age or gender please visit here.
We also recommend you visit the very moving and powerful Australian Femicide Map and the Memorial to Women and Children Lost to Violence, both prepared by Sherele Moody. These two interactive pages honour the memory of more than 1000 Australian women lost to senseless and preventable violence! Both projects are ongoing, with more past victims to add as well as, sadly, future victims.