Family violence: Get help and support

If you are in immediate danger call 000

Everyone deserves to be safe and protected. If you are the victim of family violence, you can:

  • make a report to the police in your state or territory, and/or
  • apply for a family violence order (note that family violence orders have different names in different states and territories).

Reporting family violence to police

If you are in immediate danger, call 000 to seek police assistance.

If you are not in immediate danger, you can still report family violence to police in your state or territory by calling 131 444, or by attending a police station.

Family Violence Law Help

The Family Violence Law Help website provides information about domestic and family violence and the law in Australia.

Family Advocacy and Support Service

The Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS) is an integrated duty lawyer and social worker service available for families affected by family violence or abuse. FASS is run by Legal Aid and is free. FASS may be able to help you with preparing documentation, organising a referral to a service and helping with court proceedings. Visit their website to find the contact details of FASS in your state or territory.

Crisis and mental health

Lifeline - 13 11 14
24-hour telephone crisis support service. 

Beyond Blue1300 224 636
Support programs to address issues related to depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses.

1800Respect - 1800 737 732
24/7 confidential information, counselling and support service.

Suicide callback service1300 659 467
A 24 hour, nationwide service that provides free telephone, video and online counselling.

Domestic, family and sexual violence

Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia
A directory of local support services.

For men

MensLine Australia - 1300 766 491
24/7 telephone and online counselling service offering support for men.

No to violence1300 766 491
Works with men who use family violence, and the sector that supports them to change their abusive and violent behaviour.

For women

The Women’s Services Network  - 1800 937 638
Support for women and children who are or have experienced domestic or family violence.

Department of Social Services Women’s Safety resource list
Contact details for services in in each state and territory.

Family relationships

Relationships Australia1300 364 277
Relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

Kids and young people

Headspace
Services for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs or work and study support.

Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800
24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Reach Out
Information, support and resources for under 25s about mental health issues to enable them to develop resilience, increase coping skills and facilitate help-seeking behaviour.

Support tools

Ask Izzy
A free and anonymous way to find national and local support services including housing, meals, healthcare, counselling, legal advice and much more.

Daisy - 1800 737 732
Download Daisy from Google Play or the App Store.
A free app developed by 1800RESPECT that connects you to services in your local area, including legal, housing, financial and children’s services.

Black Dog Institute 
A personalised self-help tool for your mental health.

Sunny
Download Sunny from Google Play or the App Store.
A free app developed by women with disability and 1800RESPECT. Supports all women with disability impacted by sexual assault and family and domestic violence.

ACT Policing – Family violence

Find a police station

Domestic, family, sexual violence

Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT - (02) 6280 0900
Helps people build lives free from domestic violence and fear.

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre - (02) 6247 2525
A feminist organisation working to eliminate sexual violence against women, young people, children and men.

Victims Support - 1800 822 272
Support, information, assistance and ongoing support for victims of crime.

Toora Women Inc - (02) 6122 7000
A not-for-profit organisation which has been delivering gender specific services to women in the ACT and surrounds.

For men

EveryMan(02) 6230 6999
Confidential conversations with experienced counsellors focused on men and their families.

For women

Women’s Legal Centre1800 634 669
Legal advice relating to help with children, property, employment, discrimination and family violence issues.

Toora Women Inc - (02) 6122 7000
A not-for-profit organisation which has been delivering gender specific services to women in the ACT and surrounds.

Family relationships

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region(02) 6122 7100
Support services to assist those experiencing violence or abuse in their relationships.

Emergency accommodation/refuge

Beryl Women’s Refuge - (02) 6288 1622
Crisis accommodation for women with children escaping domestic violence.

Northside Women’s Supported Accommodation Program(02) 6257 2255
Medium term supported accommodation for women escaping domestic violence with or without children, including teenage sons.

Legal

Legal Aid (ACT)1300 654 314
Assistance with legal problems, especially for people who are socially or economically disadvantaged.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) - (02) 6249 8488
Legal services to Aboriginal people.

Dhunlung Yarra Service - 1300 364 277
Confidential, flexible and culturally appropriate support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities, including relationship issues, loss and grief, separation and family violence.

The Nguru Program - (02) 6247 2525
Culturally appropriate counselling for members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, who have experienced sexual assault, and their families.

Domestic Violence Crisis Service - (02) 6280 0900
Support and assistance for people building lives free from domestic violence and fear.

Culturally and linguistically diverse services

The Multicultural Hub Canberra’s Women’s Service - (02) 6100 4611
Free confidential services promoting the safety and wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence, independence, and resilience for women from migrant and refugee backgrounds of any age, who are recent arrivals or long-term residents in our community.

LGBTIQ+ support services

Domestic Violence Crisis Service - (02) 6280 0900
Services and support for people building lives free from domestic violence and fear.

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre - (02) 6247 2525
A feminist organisation working to eliminate sexual violence against women, young people, children, and men.

Beryl Women Inc. - (02) 6230 6900
Therapeutic support and safe housing to women and children escaping domestic and family violence in the ACT and surrounding region.

Toora Women Inc - (02) 6122 7000
Gender-specific services to women in the ACT and surrounds, including specialist services to women who have experienced past or present traumas of domestic, family and sexual violence.

People with disabilities support services

EveryMan - (02) 6230 6999
Services for vulnerable men with disabilities experiencing violence.

Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT - (02) 6280 0900 or (02) 6228 1852 (TTY hearing impaired)
Services to help people build lives free from domestic violence and fear.

New South Wales Police – Domestic and family violence

Find a police station

Domestic, family, sexual violence

Sexual, domestic and family violence
A directory of where to get help if you are experiencing sexual, domestic and family violence.

NSW Victims Services1800 633 063
Support, counselling, financial assistance, referral and information for people experiencing violence.

NSW Rape Crisis Centre - 1800 424 017 or (02) 9181 4349 (TTY)
Support for people affected by sexual, domestic or family violence.

For men

EveryMan(02) 6230 6999
Confidential conversations with experienced counsellors focused on men and their families.

For women

Domestic Violence Line1800 656 463
Help for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.

South East Women’s and Children’s Services(02) 6492 2088
Innovative, holistic, client-focused homelessness, domestic violence and youth support services across Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shires.

Family relationships

Relationships Australia NSW1300 364 277
Services for people experiencing violence or abuse in their relationships.

Emergency accommodation

Women’s and Girl’s Emergency Centre(02) 9319 4088
Crisis assistance services including short and medium term accommodation, emergency assistance and specialised domestic and family violence support.

Link2home1800 152 152
24/7 information and referral to specialist homelessness services  that support women and children escaping domestic violence.

Legal

LawAccess NSW - 1300 888 529
A free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW.

Legal Aid NSW
Legal services for disadvantaged clients across NSW in most areas of criminal, family and civil  law.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

NSW Victims Services - 1800 019 123
Support, counselling, financial assistance, referral and information for people experiencing violence.

First Nations Women’s legal contact line - 1800 639 784 or (02) 8745 6977
Free confidential legal information, advice and referrals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in NSW with a focus on domestic violence, sexual assault, parenting issues, family law, discrimination and victim’s support.

Legal advice clinics for Indigenous women - (02) 8745 6900
Legal advice on family law issues.

Wirringa Baiya – Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre - 1800 686 587 or (02) 9569 3847
Support for women and children who are experiencing domestic and family violence or sexual assault.

Mudgin-Gal Aboriginal Corporation & Women’s Services - (02) 9698 1173
A safe haven and active support service for women, girls and their young families.

Culturally and linguistically diverse services

Immigrant women’s Speakout - (02) 9635 8022
Information and referral service for immigrant and refugee women.

LGBTIQ+ support services

ACON - (02) 9206 2000
Information, referrals, counselling, advocacy and practical support for LGBTI people in NSW experiencing domestic and family violence.

Inner City Legal Centre Safe Relationship Project - (02) 9332 1966
Free legal advice and court support for LGBTIQ people experiencing domestic and family violence in NSW.

Twenty10 - 1800 652 010 or (02) 8594 9555
Support, information and referral services for people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities, including specialised services for young people (12-26), such as case management, counselling and supported accommodation.

The Gender Centre - (02) 9569 2366
Counselling, accommodation, outreach and support for transgender, gender queer and gender questioning people in NSW.

People with disabilities support services

NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre
Promotes and protects the human and legal rights of people with disability and their supporters through legal advocacy.
1800 800 708
Tue, Wed, Fri 9:30am to 12:30pm 

(02) 9370 3135 

133 677 (TTY)

1800 555 677
Ask for Australian Centre for Disability Law

NSW Rape Crisis Centre - 1800 424 017 or (02) 9181 43 49 (TTY)
Support for people affected by sexual, domestic or family violence.

NT Police Force – Family safety framework

Make a report to NT Police online

Find a police station

Domestic, family, sexual violence

Domestic, family and sexual violence directory
A directory of domestic, family and sexual violence support services

Domestic and Family Violence Centre(08) 8932 9155
Support for families who live in the Palmerston and rural areas, who are escaping domestic and family violence.

Sexual Assault Referral Centres  Darwin(08) 8922 6472 (24 hours)
Support for people who have experienced sexual assault.

Victims of Crime Northern Territory - 1800 672 242 or (08) 8941 0995 (Darwin and Palmerston area)
Support, advocacy and prevention strategies for people who have been, or may be, affected by crime.

For men

MensLine Australia - 1300 78 99 78
24/7 telephone and online counselling service offering support for men.

For women

NPY Women’s Council domestic violence service - 1800 180 840 or (08) 8958 2374
Support services to assist with overcoming cycles of violence.

Women’s information service (Alice Springs) - 1800 508 051
Services for women and children escaping domestic and family violence in the Top End.

Central Australia Women’s Legal Service - 1800 684 055
Support with legal issues, legal advice and representation, and referral to support services for all women in Central Australia and the Barkly region.

Family relationships

Relationships Australia NT

Support services to assist those experiencing violence or abuse in their relationships.

  • 1800 650 276 Darwin
  • 1800 650 276 Katherine
  • (08) 8950 4100 Alice Springs      

Emergency accommodation

Dawn House - (08) 8945 1388
Services for women and children escaping domestic and family violence.

Ruby Gaea Darwin Centre(08) 8945 0155
Free, confidential counselling and support to women and children who have experienced sexual assault at any time in their lives.

Katherine Women’s Crisis Centre(08) 8972 1332
Crisis accommodation and related support services to women and children escaping domestic and family violence across the Katherine region.

Legal

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission - 1800 019 343
Legal information, legal advice, representation, family dispute resolution, and education services for the NT community.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Family Support Programs - (08) 8951 4400
Culturally appropriate services and programs for social, emotional, cultural and physical health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

Darwin Aboriginal and Indigenous Women’s Shelter - (08) 8945 2284
Safe and culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are homeless or escaping family violence.

Culturally and linguistically diverse services

Melaleuca Refugee Centre - (08) 8985 3311
Trauma counselling services to permanently resettled refugees and humanitarian entrants and those on temporary substantive visas living in the community.

Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory - (08) 8945 9122
Advocacy and services for individuals, families and communities from refugee and migrant backgrounds in the Top End.

LGBTIQ+ support services

Relationships Australia – Counselling - 1300 264 277
Services to assist those experiencing violence or abuse in their relationships.

People with disabilities support services

Domestic and Family Violence Centre - (08) 8932 9155
Crisis accommodation and case-management support for families escaping domestic violence.

Queensland Police – Domestic violence

Contact Queensland Police online

Find a police station

Domestic, family, sexual violence

Brisbane Domestic Violence Service(07) 3217 2544
Crisis support and assistance for families, women, men, young people and children.

Domestic Violence Action Centre - (07) 3816 3000
Telephone, referral, advocacy and support services for women and children.

DV Connect1800 811 811
Emergency transport and accommodation for entire families including pets. Helps Queenslanders find pathways to safety, away from domestic, family and sexual violence.

Sexual Assault Helpline1800 010 120
Emotional support and referral pathways to any Queenslander who has, or thinks they may have been sexually assaulted or abused, or people who are concerned for someone they think might have been assaulted or abused.

Domestic and family violence directory
A directory of services for domestic and family violence within Queensland.

For men

Living Well1300 114 397 or (07) 3028 4648
Face-to-face and telephone counselling for men who have been sexually abused in childhood or sexually assaulted as an adult, and their partners and family.

DV Connect Mensline  - 1800 600 636
Support for men experiencing or using domestic, family, or sexual violence.

For women

DV Connect Womensline - 1800 811 811
Support for women experiencing domestic, family, or sexual violence.

Family relationships

Relationships Australia Queensland - 1300 364 277
Services to assist those experiencing violence or abuse in their relationships.

Emergency accommodation

St Vincent de Paul Society Women’s Refuge - 1800 846 643
Refuges for women and their children who are unable to stay at home because of domestic or family violence.

DV Connect1800 811 811
Safe and secure accommodation and specialist support for women and children escaping domestic and family violence.

Legal

Legal Aid Queensland1800 651 188
Free legal information, publications, advice, duty lawyer, community legal education and referral services.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Murrigunyah Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Women - (07) 3290 4254
Counselling, support, advocacy, information, advice and referral to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women aged 15 years and over who have been sexually assaulted during their lives.

Community Legal Centres Queensland
Community Legal Centres Queensland provides support and advocacy for 34 independent, community legal centres operating across Queensland.

Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service - 1800 887 700
Providers offer culturally appropriate support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities suffering from the direct and indirect effects of family violence and sexual assault.

Culturally and linguistically diverse services

Immigrant Women’s Support Service
Counselling, support, advocacy, information, advice and referral to immigrant and refugee women aged 15 years and over of non-English speaking backgrounds who have been, or children have been, sexually assaulted during their lives.
Domestic violence: (07) 3846 3490

Sexual assault: (07) 3846 5400

LGBTIQ+ support services

LGBTIQ domestic, family & sexual violence - 1800 811 811
Referrals for people who are from sexually or gender diverse communities and who may identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex or queer, questioning or asexual.

DVConnect Mensline - 1800 600 636
Free, confidential telephone counselling, referral, information and support, service for Queenslanders identifying as male, and who may be experiencing or using domestic and family violence.

LGBTI Legal Service - (07) 3124 7160
Free legal advice for LGBTI Queenslanders.

Queensland Police Service LGBTI Liaison Program - 131 444 (PoliceLink)
Provide discrete advice on crimes and offences and ensure reports to police are appropriately acted upon.

People with disabilities support services

WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Service - (07) 3262 9877
Counselling, support, advocacy, information, advice and referral to women with intellectual disabilities aged 14 years and over who have been, or are at risk being sexually assaulted during their lives.

Disability Support Queensland - (07) 3217 2544
A free and confidential service for people in the Brisbane Metropolitan area who are affected by domestic and family violence.

South Australia Police – Domestic violence

Find a local police station

Domestic, family, sexual violence

Domestic violence Crisis Service - 1800 800 098 (toll free in SA), 1300 782 200 or 131 611 (after house crisis care)
Telephone services and counselling for people who have experienced domestic or family violence or abuse. Includes emergency accommodation for women with or without children escaping domestic or family violence, and referral to regional services for ongoing support and accommodation.

Victim Support Service SA – Staying Home, Staying Safe - 1800 842 846
Support for victims and survivors including physical and emotional safety and assisting them on their journey to recovery.

Yarrow Place - (08) 8266 8777
Free and confidential service for people aged 16 years and over at the time of the sexual assault.

Domestic and family violence and sexual assault support services directory
A directory of domestic, family violence and sexual assault services provided by the South Australian government.

For men

MensLine Australia - 1300 78 99 78
24/7 telephone and online counselling service offering support for men.

For women

Women's Information Service - 1800 188 158 or (08) 8303 0590
Information about government, non-government and community services provided online, over the phone and in person.

Women’s Safety Services SA - 1800 800 098
Support for women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence.

Family relationships

Relationships Australia South Australia - 1300 364 277 or 1800 182 325 (country callers)
Services to assist those experiencing violence or abuse in their relationships.

Emergency accommodation

Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway - 1300 782 200 or 1800 800 098
Services for single women and women and children experiencing or escaping domestic or family violence.

Legal

Legal Services Commission of South Australia - 1300 366 424
Legal assistance for South Australians.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Domestic Violence Crisis Line - 1800 800 098 or (08) 8152 9200
Help and support for people during and after abuse.

Western Adelaide Domestic Violence  Services - 1800 800 098 or (08) 8268 7700
Support for women and children experiencing or escaping domestic or family violence.

KWY - (08) 8377 7822
Programs and services to improve the safety of women, children and men by providing specialist knowledge and culturally appropriate services to break the cycle of domestic violence and stem the flow of Aboriginal children into the child protection systems across Australia.

Family Violence Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation (SA)
Assistance to victims and survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault and support for families and communities affected by violence.
Port Augusta - (08) 8641 2195 or 1800 111 052 (Freecall)
Port Lincoln - (08) 8683 1896 or 1800 309 912 (Freecall)
Ceduna - (08) 8625 3800 or 1800 839 059 (Freecall)

Ceduna Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Service - (08) 8628 7600 or 0400 879 541 (after hours)
A service for women and children who are in or have experienced domestic violence or Aboriginal family violence.

Aboriginal Family Support Services - (08) 8254 1077
A program focussing on early intervention and prevention, with the goal of ensuring that families have increased capacity and are kept safe from violence and harm.

Culturally and linguistically diverse services

Migrant Resource Centre of SA - (08) 8217 9500
Intervention, mediation, counselling and referrals to service providers for families in new and establishing communities who are experiencing difficult relationship issues or domestic violence.

Women’s Safety Services SA (formerly Migrant Women's Support Program) - 1800 800 098
Support for women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence.

LGBTIQ+ support services

Relationships Australia - 1300 364 277
Services to assist those experiencing violence or abuse in their relationships.

People with disabilities support services

Centacare - (08) 8215 6700
Support services for people who have been marginalised and who are experiencing hardships and challenges in their lives.

Tasmania Police – Family violence

Find a local police station

Domestic, family, sexual violence

Engender Equality - (03) 6278 9090
Free, confidential counselling, support and other therapies to people affected by family or domestic violence.
Hobart (03) 6278 9090
Launceston 0428 162 216
NW Tasmania 0428 057 415

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service
Professional and specialised services to children, young people and adults affected by family violence.
North West 1800 608 122
North (03) 6336 2692
South (03) 6233 3818

Sexual Assault Support Service - 1800 697 877
Free and confidential support for southern Tasmanian people of all ages who have been affected by any form of sexual violence.

Safe at Home Court Support and Liaison Service - 1800 663 773
Support services working together to address the risk and safety needs of victims and children, and hold perpetrators accountable.

Laurel House
A safe place for adults and children who have been impacted by sexual assault. Includes counselling, education and 24/7 crisis support.
Northern Tasmania (03) 6334 2740
NW Tasmania (03) 6431 9711
After Hours Crisis Support 1800 697 877

For men

Men’s Referral Service - 1300 766 491
Family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service for men.

For women

Women’s Legal Service Tasmania - 1800 682 468 or (03) 6231 9466
Confidential and free legal advice and referral on all legal matters including family law, family violence, civil and criminal law, estate and property law.

Family relationships

Relationships Australia Tasmania - 1300 364 277
Support for Tasmanians to achieve positive lives and healthy relationships – with each other or themselves.

Emergency accommodation

Housing Connect - 1800 800 588
Services including accommodation, support and advice on how to stay safe following family violence.

Orana House - (03) 6326 6133
Crisis and long-term accommodation for males aged 21 years and over.

Jireh House - (03) 6232 3850
Crisis accommodation service for women and children in Tasmania.

Magnolia Place - (03) 6344 5322
A specialist homelessness service offering short term crisis accommodation for women and their children experiencing homelessness.

Karinya Young Women’s Service - (03) 6331 0774
Short term crisis accommodation for young women in Launceston aged 13 to 20 years.

Legal

Legal Aid Tasmania - 1300 366 611
Legal advice, representation, family dispute resolution services and legal education to the Tasmanian community.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Aboriginal services
Services in the key areas of health, legal representation, children’s services for Aborigines in Tasmania.

Culturally and linguistically diverse services

Family Violence Response and Referral Line - 1800 633 937
24/7 support service for victims of family violence – includes follow up work from police, safety audits and safety plans.

LGBTIQ+ support services

Engender Equality - (03) 6278 9090
Therapeutic services for any person affected by family or domestic violence in Tasmania.

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service
Specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence.
North West
1800 608 122
North
(03) 6336 2692
South
(03) 6233 3818

Family Violence Response and Referral Line - 1800 633 937
24/7 information and referral service to a range of response, counselling, information and other support services.

LGBTI Police Liaison Officers - 131 444
Provide discrete advice on crimes and offences and ensure reports to police are appropriately acted upon.

People with disabilities support services

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service
Specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence.
North West
1800 608 122
North
(03) 6336 2692
South
(03) 6233 3818

Victoria Police – Family violence

Find a local police station

Domestic, family, sexual violence

Victims of Crime Helpline - 1800 819 817
Support and assistance for people who have experiences violence in their family or relationship.

Sexual Assault Crisis Line - 1800 806 292
Support, advocacy and crisis response service for people who have experienced sexual violence.

The Orange Door
Free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children. 

Safe + Equal (Formerly Domestic Violence Victoria and DVRCV) - (03) 8346 5200
Specialist family violence support services for victims and survivors.

Domestic violence Resource Centre directory
A directory of various domestic violence resources.

Family violence statewide support services
A directory of state-wide family violence support services.

For men

MensLine - 1300 789 978
24/7 telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns.

For women

Safe steps Family Violence Response Centre - 1800 015 188
24/7 service for women and children who are victims of family violence.

Family relationships

Relationships Australia Victoria - (03) 8573 2222
Specialist family and relationship services.

Emergency accommodation

Women’s Housing Ltd - (03) 9412 6868
Low costs housing for women at risk of homelessness due to being forced to leave their home due to family violence.

Safe steps - 1800 015 188
Crisis accommodation services.

Crisis and Emergency Accommodation - 1800 825 955
After hours service for emergency and crisis accommodation.

Legal

Victoria Legal Aid - 1300 792 387
Assists Victorians with their legal problems.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

WRISC Family Violence Support - (03) 5333 3666
Services delivered with cultural understanding and a holistic focus and in partnership with the Aboriginal community and Aboriginal run services.

Djirra - 1800 105 303
Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service.

Yarning Safe’n’Strong - 1800 959 563
Support for people and families who need to have a yarn with someone about their wellbeing.

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Services - (03) 9403 9400
Secure refuge accommodation and specialist family violence services to Aboriginal women and their children. Includes support for parents of Aboriginal children, as well as partners and ex-partners of Aboriginal people.

Culturally and linguistically diverse services

inTouch - 1800 755 988
A specialist family violence service that works with women from migrant and refugee backgrounds, their families and their communities in Victoria. 

Foundation House: The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc - (03) 9389 8900
Health, wellbeing and human rights support for people from refugee backgrounds who have experienced torture or other traumatic events.

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health - 1800 656 421 or (03) 9418 0999
A community-based, not-for-profit organisation providing migrant women living in Australia with information to support and promote their health and wellbeing.

LGBTIQ+ support services

Switchboard Victoria – Rainbow Door - 1800 729 367 or 0480 017 246 (Text only)
Free specialist LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, BrotherBoys, SisterGirls) helpline providing information, support, and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians.

Thorne Harbour Health - (03) 9865 6700
Support services including prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services.

With respect - 1800 542 847
Resources, tips and advice for LGBTIQ+ people on having and maintaining healthy relationships. Support for LGBTIQ+ people of all ages and their families experiencing difficulty in their relationships, including family violence.

Drummond street services - (03) 9663 6733
Support for families and individuals through connected and inclusive communities. Drives innovation and research into family support interventions.

Victims of Crime - 1800 819 817 or 0427 767 891 (Text only)
Free support to help manage the effects of crime, guidance through the legal process.

Trans Gender Victoria - (03) 9020 4642
Advocacy support services for trans and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends.

Kara House Lesbian Domestic Violence Outreach Service - 1800 900 520
Specialist family violence support including safe and secure accommodation and outreach services to women and children escaping family violence.

EDVOS - (03) 9259 4200
Support services for all women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, their children, pets and other animals, who are responding to any form of family violence.

People with disabilities support services

Safe steps Family Violence Response Centre - 1800 015 188
Help for women and children who are experiencing family violence.

Western Australia Police – Family violence

Find a local police station

Domestic, family, sexual violence

Sexual Assault Resource Centre - (08) 9340 1828 (24 hours) or 1800 199 888 (24 hours toll free)
A directory of family and domestic violence help services.

Centrecare Western Australia - (08) 9325 6644
Counselling and professional social services inspired by compassion and respect for human dignity.

Crisis Care - 1800 199 008 or (08) 9223 1111
Information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help.

Family and Domestic Violence Services and Resources
Family and Domestic Violence Services and Resources provided by the Government of Western Australia.

For men

Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline - 1800 000 599 or (08) 9223 1199
Counselling and referrals for male perpetrators, as well as male victims of family and domestic violence.

For women

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline - 1800 007 339 or (08) 9223 1188
Support and counselling and referrals for women experiencing family and domestic violence.

Women's Information Service - 1800 199 174
Free, confidential information for women throughout Western Australia.

Centre for Women's Safety and Wellbeing - (08) 9420 7264
Peak body for domestic and family violence services.

Starick: Domestic and family violence support services for women and children - (08) 9458 1107
Domestic and family violence support services for women and children.

Family relationships

Relationships Australia Western Australia - 1300 364 277
Specialist family and relationship services and support.

Emergency accommodation

Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence - 1800 199 008
Safe crisis and emergency accommodation for people experiencing or escaping family and domestic violence.

Legal

Legal Aid WA - 1300 650 579
Help for people with legal problems.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Djinda Service – Relationships WA - (08) 6164 0650
Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Perth metropolitan area who have experienced family violence and/or sexual assault.

Perth Aboriginal services directory
Directory of counselling services for Aboriginal people in the Perth metropolitan area.

Southern Aboriginal Corporation: Family Violence Prevention Legal Service - 1800 557 187 or (08) 9842 7751
Assistance for Aboriginal adults and children who are victims/survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault.

Yorgum Aboriginal Family Counselling Service - 1800 469 371 or (08) 9218 9477
Culturally secure healing, counselling, therapy and support for Aboriginal children, young people and adults recovering from the harmful impacts of child sexual abuse and/or family and domestic violence.

Culturally and linguistically diverse services

Ishar: Domestic Violence Survivors Support - (08) 9345 5335
Inclusive, holistic and culturally sensitive services for women and their families promoting healthy communities.

Multicultural Women’s Advocacy and Support - (08) 9328 1200 or (08) 9227 8122
A support service for women who are recent arrivals or long-term residents who have experienced family or domestic violence.

Kin | Formerly Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre - (08) 9388 7455
Support for ethnic people with disabilities and their families.

LGBTIQ+ support services

Living Proud - (08) 9486 9855
Essential services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and intersex communities, including peer counselling phone line, health and wellbeing initiatives and community capacity building.

Relationships Australia WA - 1300 364 277
Relationship support services for individuals, couples, families and communities

People with disabilities support services

Relationships Australia WA - 1300 364 277
Relationship support services for individuals, couples, families and communities

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre - 1800 659 921 or (08) 9388 7455
Advocacy services for people with all types of disability including physical, sensory, intellectual and psychiatric conditions.