Information sharing under the Family Violence Act 2018

Closed 5 Mar 2021

Opened 15 Feb 2021


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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 took effect in July 2019 and 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.

Guidance was developed to support the family violence sector to use the new laws.

We're keen to find out if the family violence sector is using the information sharing provisions and the guidance provided. We also want to know how we can better support information sharing in the family violence sector. Please help us by completing this short survey.

Oranga Tamariki is also running a survey about information sharing provisions in the Oranga Tamariki Act, which also took effect in July 2019.  You may also like to complete that survey by following this link: 


  • Agencies and services that work with people experiencing family violence


  • Stakeholder / partner engagement