The Silence Kills Campaign

SILENCE KILLS is an Australia wide campaign to make the default reaction to a nearby scream or disturbing noise to be a phone call to 000. It is being run by The National Council for Single Mothers and Their Children.

Underpinning this campaign is the belief that ending family and domestic violence is everybody’s businesses and working towards this is building a better culture for our children to grow up in and pass on to their children.


At the centre of the campaign are three videos

A 10 minute short-form documentary

A 2 minute discussion starter

Silence Kills Song


The Survey Is Still Open

Tell us about your views on bystander reactions to domestic violence by doing our survey

The national survey aims to inform a campaign to encourage bystanders to act and seek help if they hear screams or cries of distress in homes. The survey will gain insight into the reactions and views of the Australian Community. It is an anonymous, online survey (approximately 15 minutes to complete).

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee; it is led by Dr Elspeth McInnes and in collaboration with National Council of Single Mothers & their Children Inc.

If you are aged 18 or over and an Australian resident or citizen, you are invited to participate.

WARNING: The survey questions may prompt you to recall distressing events. Please call Lifeline 131144 if you are feeling distressed.

Click here to complete the survey.