Organisation

Phone

Website

Services offered

CRISIS AND MENTAL HEALTH

Lifeline

13 11 14

www.lifeline.org.au 

24-hour telephone crisis support service. 

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

www.beyondblue.org.au 

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

1800Respect

1800 737 732

www.1800respect.org.au

24/7 confidential information, counselling and support service.

Suicide callback service

1300 659 467

www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au 

A 24 hour, nationwide service that provides free telephone, video and online counselling.

DOMESTIC, FAMILY, SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia

 

www.rape-dvservices.org.au/something-happened/somethings-happening-in-my-relationship-or-family/find-a-local-support-service 

A directory of local support services.

FOR MEN

MensLine Australia

1300 789 978

www.mensline.org.au 

24/7 telephone and online counselling service offering support for men.

No to violence

1300 766 491

www.ntv.org.au 

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

www.wesnet.org.au 

Support for women and children who are or have experienced domestic or family violence.

Department of Social Services Women’s Safety resource list

 

https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/women/programs-services/reducing-violence/help-and-support 

Contact details for services in in each state and territory.

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships Australia

1300 364 277

www.relationships.org.au 

Relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

KIDS AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Headspace

 

www.headspace.org.au 

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

www.kidshelp.com.au 

24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Reach Out

 

www.au.reachout.com 

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

 

https://askizzy.org.au 

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

 

www.mycompass.org.au 

A personalised self-help tool for your mental health.

 

Organisation

Phone

Website

Services offered

DOMESTIC, FAMILY, SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT

(02) 6280 0900

https://dvcs.org.au 

Helps people build lives free from domestic violence and fear.

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

(02) 6247 2525

www.crcc.org.au 

A feminist organisation working to eliminate sexual violence against women, young people, children and men.

Victims Support

1800 822 272

https://www.victimsupport.act.gov.au 

Support, information, assistance and ongoing support for victims of crime. 

FOR MEN

Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

(02) 6287 3935

0488 586 518

(Text only for deaf and hearing impaired)

https://www.samssa.org.au 

Counselling and support for men over 16, and their supporters, in the ACT and surrounding regions.

EveryMan

(02) 6230 6999

https://www.everyman.org.au 

Confidential conversations with experienced counsellors focused on men and their families.

FOR WOMEN

Women’s Legal Centre

1800 634 669

www.womenslegalact.org 

Legal advice relating to help with children, property, employment, discrimination and family violence issues.

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region

(02) 6122 7100

www.racr.relationships.org.au 

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

EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION / REFUGE

Beryl Women’s Refuge

(02) 6288 1622

www.beryl.org.au 

Crisis accommodation for women with children escaping domestic violence.

Doris Women’s Refuge

(02) 6278 9999

 

Short and medium term accommodation and transitional support for women and children leaving domestic or family violence.

Northside Women’s Supported Accommodation Program

(02) 6257 2255

https://northside.asn.au/?service=housing-support 

Medium term supported accommodation for women escaping domestic violence with or without children, including teenage sons.

LEGAL

Legal Aid (ACT)

1300 654 314

www.legalaidact.org.au 

Assistance with legal problems, especially for people who are socially or economically disadvantaged.

Organisation

Phone

Website

Services offered

DOMESTIC, FAMILY, SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Sexual, domestic and family violence

 

https://www.safensw.org.au/help 

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

NSW Victims Services

1800 633 063

www.victimsservices.justice.nsw.gov.au 

Support, counselling, financial assistance, referral and information for people experiencing violence.

NSW Rape Crisis Centre

1800 424 017 or

(02) 9181 4349
(TTY)

https://www.rape-dvservices.org.au 

Support for people affected by sexual, domestic or family violence.

FOR MEN

EveryMan

(02) 6230 6999

https://www.everyman.org.au 

Confidential conversations with experienced counsellors focused on men and their families.

FOR WOMEN

Domestic Violence Line

1800 656 463

https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/domestic-violence/helpline 

Help for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.

Women’s domestic violence court advocacy service

1800 93 82 27

http://www.wdvcasnsw.org.au 

Information, assistance and court advocacy services for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.

South East Women’s and Children’s Services

(02) 6492 2088

https://sewacs.org.au 

Innovative, holistic, client-focused homelessness, domestic violence and youth support services across Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shires.

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships Australia NSW

1300 364 277

http://nsw.relationships.com.au 

Services for people experiencing violence or abuse in their relationships.

EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION

Women’s and Girl’s Emergency Centre

(02) 9319 4088

https://www.wagec.org.au 

Crisis assistance services including short and medium term accommodation, emergency assistance and specialised domestic and family violence support.

Link2home

1800 152 152

https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/housing/help/ways/are-you-homeless 

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

LEGAL

LawAccess NSW

1300 888 529

https://www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au 

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

Legal Aid NSW

 

https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au 

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

 

Organisation

Phone

Website

Services offered

DOMESTIC, FAMILY, SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Domestic, family and sexual violence directory

 

https://nt.gov.au/law/crime/domestic-family-and-sexual-violence/get-help-for-domestic-family-and-sexual-violence 

A directory of domestic, family and sexual violence support services

Domestic and Family Violence Centre

(08) 8932 9155

www.ywcaofdarwin.com.au/domesticviolence.php 

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)

Katherine
(08) 8973 8524

Tennant Creek
(08) 8962 4361

Alice Springs
(08) 8955 4500 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday

0401 114 181 (after hours)

https://nt.gov.au/wellbeing/hospitals-health-services/sexual-assault-referral-centres 

Support for people who have experienced sexual assault.

Victims of Crime Northern Territory

1800 672 242 or
(08) 8941 0995
Darwin and Palmerston area

http://victimsofcrime.org.au 

Support, advocacy and prevention strategies for people who have been, or may be, affected by crime.

FOR MEN

MensLine Australia

1300 78 99 78

https://mensline.org.au 

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

https://www.npywc.org.au/what-we-do/domestic-and-family-violence 

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

https://cawls.org.au 

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

1800 650 276
Darwin

1800 650 276 Katherine

(08) 8950 4100
Alice Springs

https://nt.relationships.org.au 

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

EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION

Dawn House

(08) 8945 1388

https://www.dawnhouse.org.au 

Services for women and children escaping domestic and family violence.

Ruby Gaea Darwin Centre

(08) 8945 0155

www.rubygaea.net.au 

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

https://www.kwcc.org.au 

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

https://www.legalaid.nt.gov.au 

Legal information, legal advice, representation, family dispute resolution, and education services for the NT community.

Organisation

Phone

Website

Services offered

DOMESTIC, FAMILY, SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Brisbane Domestic Violence Service

(07) 3217 2544

http://www.bdvs.org.au 

Crisis support and assistance for families, women, men, young people and children.

Domestic Violence Action Centre

(07) 3816 3000

https://www.dvac.org.au 

Telephone, referral, advocacy and support services for women and children.

DV Connect

1800 811 811

http://www.dvconnect.org.au 

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

Sexual Assault Helpline

1800 010 120

https://www.dvconnect.org/queensland-sexual-assault-helpline/ 

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

 

https://www.qld.gov.au/community/getting-support-health-social-issue/support-victims-abuse/domestic-family-violence
https://www.qld.gov.au/community/getting-support-health-social-issue/support-victims-abuse/domestic-family-violence/where-can-I-find-help 

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

FOR MEN

Living Well

1300 114 397 or (07) 3028 4648

http://www.livingwell.org.au 

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

http://www.dvconnect.org/mensline/ 

Support for men experiencing or using domestic, family, or sexual violence.

FOR WOMEN

DV Connect Womensline

1800 811 811

http://www.dvconnect.org/womensline 

Support for women experiencing domestic, family, or sexual violence.

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships Australia Queensland

1300 364 277

https://www.raq.org.au 

Services to assist those experiencing violence or abuse in their relationships.

EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION

St Vincent de Paul Society Women’s Refuge

1800 846 643

https://qld.vinnies.org.au/services/housing/womens-refuges 

Refuges for women and their children who are unable to stay at home because of domestic or family violence. 

DV Connect

1800 811 811

https://www.dvconnect.org/womensline/about-womens-shelters/ 

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

LEGAL

Legal Aid Queensland

1800 651 188

https://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au 

Free legal information, publications, advice, duty lawyer, community legal education and referral services.

 

 

Organisation

Phone

Website

Services offered

DOMESTIC, FAMILY, SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Domestic violence Crisis Service

1800 800 098 (toll free in SA)

1300 782 200

131 611
(after house crisis care)

https://womenssafetyservices.com.au 

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

https://www.victimsa.org 

Support for victims and survivors including physical and emotional safety and assisting them on their journey to recovery.

Yarrow Place

(08) 8266 8777

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/yarrowplace 

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

 

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/family-and-community/safety-and-health/domestic-violence-and-sexual-assault/support-services 

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

FOR MEN

MensLine Australia

1300 78 99 78

https://mensline.org.au 

24/7 telephone and online counselling service offering support for men.

FOR WOMEN

Women's Information Service

1800 188 158 or (08) 8303 0590

https://officeforwomen.sa.gov.au/womens-information-service 

Information about government, non-government and community services provided online, over the phone and in person.

Women’s Safety Services SA

1800 800 098

https://womenssafetyservices.com.au 

Support for women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence.

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships Australia South Australia

1300 364 277

1800 182 325 (country callers)

https://www.rasa.org.au/services/post-separation/support-services/ 

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

https://womenssafetyservices.com.au 

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

https://lsc.sa.gov.au 

Legal assistance for South Australians.

 

Organisation

Phone

Website

Services offered

DOMESTIC, FAMILY, SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Engender Equality

(03) 6278 9090

Hobart
(03) 6278 9090

Launceston
0428 162 216

NW Tasmania
0428 057 415

https://engenderequality.org.au 

Free, confidential counselling, support and other therapies to people affected by family or domestic violence.

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service

North West
1800 608 122

North
(03) 6336 2692

South
(03) 6233 3818

http://www.health.tas.gov.au 

Professional and specialised services to children, young people and adults affected by family violence.

Sexual Assault Support Service

1800 697 877

https://www.sass.org.au 

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

https://www.safeathome.tas.gov.au 

Support services working together to address the risk and safety needs of victims and children, and hold perpetrators accountable.

Laurel House

Northern Tasmania
(03) 6334 2740

NW Tasmania (03) 6431 9711

1800 697 877
After Hours Crisis Support

https://laurelhouse.org.au 

A safe place for adults and children who have been impacted by sexual assault. Includes counselling, education and 24/7 crisis support.

FOR MEN

Men’s Referral Service

1300 766 491

http://mrs.org.au 

Family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service for men.

FOR WOMEN

Women’s Legal Service Tasmania

1800 682 468 or (03) 6231 9466

https://womenslegaltas.org.au 

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

https://tas.relationships.org.au 

Support for Tasmanians to achieve positive lives and healthy relationships – with each other or themselves.

EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION

Housing Connect

1800 800 588

https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/housing/housing-connect 

Services including accommodation, support and advice on how to stay safe following family violence.

Orana House

(03) 6326 6133

https://www.citymission.org.au/find-a-service/crisis-accommodation/orana-house 

Crisis and long-term accommodation for males aged 21 years and over.

Jireh House

(03) 6232 3850

https://www.jirehhouse.org.au 

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

http://www.kyws.org.au 

Short term crisis accommodation for young women in Launceston aged 13 to 20 years.

LEGAL

Legal Aid Tasmania

1300 366 611

https://www.legalaid.tas.gov.au 

Legal advice, representation, family dispute resolution services and legal education to the Tasmanian community.

Organisation

Phone

Website

Services offered

DOMESTIC, FAMILY, SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Victims of Crime Helpline

1800 819 817

https://www.victimsofcrime.vic.gov.au/the-crime/types-of-crime/information-for-men-family-violence-and-abuse-in-relationships  

Support and assistance for people who have experiences violence in their family or relationship.

Sexual Assault Crisis Line

1800 806 292

https://www.sacl.com.au 

Support, advocacy and crisis response service for people who have experienced sexual violence.

The Orange Door

 

https://www.orangedoor.vic.gov.au 

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. 

Domestic Violence Victoria

(03) 9921 0828

http://dvvic.org.au 

Specialist family violence support services for victims and survivors.

Domestic violence Resource Centre directory

 

https://www.dvrcv.org.au/support-services/victorian-services 

A directory of various domestic violence resources.

Family violence statewide support services

 

https://www.vic.gov.au/family-violence-statewide-support-services 

A directory of state-wide family violence support services.

FOR MEN

MensLine

1300 789 978

https://mensline.org.au 

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

https://www.sacl.com.au 

24/7 service for women and children who are victims of family violence.

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships Australia Victoria

(03) 8573 2222

https://www.relationshipsvictoria.com.au 

Specialist family and relationship services.

EMERGENCY ACCOMODATION

Women’s Housing Ltd

(03) 9412 6868

https://womenshousing.com.au 

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

https://www.safesteps.org.au 

Crisis accommodation services.

Crisis and Emergency Accommodation

1800 825 955

https://www.housing.vic.gov.au/crisis-emergency-accommodation 

After hours service for emergency and crisis accommodation.

LEGAL

Victoria Legal Aid

1300 792 387

https://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au 

Assists Victorians with their legal problems.

 

Organisation

Phone

Website

Services offered

DOMESTIC, FAMILY, SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Sexual Assault Resource Centre

 

(08) 9340 1828
(24 hours)

1800 199 888
(24 hours toll free)

https://www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au/Our-services/Statewide-Services/SARC 

A directory of family and domestic violence help services.

Centrecare Western Australia

 

(08) 9325 6644

http://www.centrecare.com.au 

Counselling and professional social services inspired by compassion and respect for human dignity.

Crisis Care

1800 199 008
or
(08) 9223 1111

https://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/CrisisCare.aspx 

Information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help.

Family and Domestic Violence Services and Resources

 

https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/services/child-protection-and-family-support/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

https://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/Men%27s-Domestic-Violence-Helpline.aspx 

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

https://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/Women%27s-Domestic-Violence-Helpline.aspx 

Support and counselling and referrals for women experiencing family and domestic violence.

Women's Information Service

1800 199 174

https://www.wa.gov.au/service/community-services/counselling-services/contact-the-womens-information-service 

Free, confidential information for women throughout Western Australia.

Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA

(08) 9420 7264

https://womenscouncil.com.au 

Peak body for domestic and family violence services.

Starick: Domestic and family violence support services for women and children

(08) 9458 1107

https://www.starick.org.au 

Domestic and family violence support services for women and children.

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships Australia Western Australia

1300 364 277

http://www.relationshipswa.org.au 

Specialist family and relationship services and support.

EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION

Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence

1800 199 008

https://www.patgilescentre.org.au 

Safe crisis and emergency accommodation for people experiencing or escaping family and domestic violence.

LEGAL

Legal Aid WA

1300 650 579

https://www.legalaid.wa.gov.au 

Help for people with legal problems.

 

 

Organisation

Contact number

Website

Services offered

NATIONAL

Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline

1800 019 123

 

Information on victim’s rights, how to access counselling and financial assistance.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

(02) 6249 8488

http://www.alsnswact.org.au 

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.

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

(02) 6280 0900

https://dvcs.org.au 

Support and assistance for people building lives free from domestic violence and fear.

NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW Victims Services

1800 019 123

http://www.victimsservices.justice.nsw.gov.au 

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

http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/legal-services/indigenous-womens-legal-program/ 

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

http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/legal-services/indigenous-womens-legal-program/outreach-clinics/ 

Legal advice on family law issues.

Wirringa Baiya – Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre

1800 686 587 or (02) 9569 3847

http://www.wirringabaiya.org.au 

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

http://www.redfernfoundation.org.au/mudgingal.html

A safe haven and active support service for women, girls and their young families.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Services directory

 

http://www.anothercloset.com.au/aboriginal-torres-strait-services 

A directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support services.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Family Support Programs

(08) 8951 4400

https://www.caac.org.au 

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

https://www.dvrcv.org.au/darwin-aboriginal-islander-womens-shelter-daiws 

Safe and culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are homeless or escaping family violence.

QUEENSLAND

Murrigunyah Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Women

(07) 3290 4254

http://www.murrigunyah.org.au 

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.

DV Work Aware
Working women’s centres

1800 621 458

https://www.dvworkaware.org/information-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-employees-affected-by-domestic-and-family-violence/ 

Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees affected by Domestic and Family Violence.

Community Legal Centres Queensland

 

https://communitylegalqld.org.au/find-legal-help/find-a-centre/queensland-indigenous-family-violence-legal-service 

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

http://www.qifvls.com.au 

Providers offree 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.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Domestic Violence Crisis Line

1800 800 098
or
(08) 8152 9200

http://womenssafetyservices.com.au 

Help and support for people during and after abuse.

Western Adelaide Domestic Violence  Services

1800 800 098 or
(08) 8268 7700

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/housing/emergency-shelter-and-homelessness/homelessness-service-providers 

Support for women and children experiencing or escaping domestic or family violence.

KWY

(08) 8377 7822

http://kwy.org.au 

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)

Port Augusta
(08) 8641 2195

1800 111 052
Freecall

Port Lincoln
(08) 8683 1896

1800 309 912
Freecall

Ceduna
(08) 8625 3800

1800 839 059
Freecall

http://www.fvlsac.org.au/contact/ 

Assistance to victims and survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault and support for families and communities affected by violence.

Ceduna Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Service

(08) 8628 7600

0400 879 541
(after hours)

https://www.cccsa.org.au/services/domestic-and-family-violence/ 

A service for women and children who are in or have experienced domestic violence or Aboriginal family violence.

Uniting Communities domestic violence support

1800 615 677
or
(08) 8205 5190

https://www.unitingcommunities.org/services/aboriginal-services/domestic-violence-support/ 

Support services for people experiencing abuse, or using anger or violence, as well as others who are affected.

Aboriginal Family Support Services

(08) 8254 1077

https://www.afss.com.au/community-wellbeing 

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.

TASMANIA

Aboriginal services

 

https://www.dvrcv.org.au/tasmanian-aboriginal-services  

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

VICTORIA

WRISC Family Violence Support

(03) 5333 3666

http://www.wrisc.org.au/aboriginal-family-violence-program.php 

Services delivered with cultural understanding and a holistic focus and in partnership with the Aboriginal community and Aboriginal run services. 

Djirra

1800 105 303

https://www.djirra.org.au 

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service.

Yarning Safe’n’Strong

1800 959 563

https://www.vahs.org.au/yarning-safe-n-strong-media/  

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

https://www.emhaws.org.au  

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.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Djinda Service – Relationships WA

(08) 6164 0650

https://www.relationshipswa.org.au/Services/Aboriginal-Community-Support/Djinda-Service 

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

 

https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/N_R/Perth-Aboriginal-services-counselling-services 

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

https://www.sacorp.com.au/fvpls 

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

http://www.yorgum.org.au 

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.

 

Organisation

Contact number

Website

Services offered

NATIONAL

1800Respect

1800 737 732

13 14 50
Interpreter

https://www.1800respect.org.au/inclusive-practice/cald 

Support services for people from CALD, migrant and refuges experiences of violence.

Translating and Interpreting Service

131 450

https://www.tisnational.gov.au/en/Non-English-speakers/Help-using-TIS-National-services 

24/7 free telephone or on-site interpreter in your own language.

Department of Social Services

 

https://www.dss.gov.au/family-safety-pack 

Family Safety Pack – developed for men and women coming to Australia.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

The Multicultural Hub Canberra’s Women’s Service

(02) 6100 4611

http://www.mhub.org.au 

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.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Immigrant women’s Speakout

(02) 9635 8022

http://www.speakout.org.au 

Information and referral service for immigrant and refugee women.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Melaleuca Refugee Centre

(08) 8985 3311

http://www.melaleuca.org.au/melaleuca/ 

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

https://www.mcnt.org.au 

Advocacy and services for individuals, families and communities from refugee and migrant backgrounds in the Top End.

QUEENSLAND

Immigrant Women’s Support Service

(07) 3846 3490
Domestic violence

(07) 3846 5400
Sexual assault

http://www.iwss.org.au 

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.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Migrant Women’s Support Program

(08) 8152 9260

http://www.migrantwomensservices.com.au 

Assistance for migrant women and children of diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds in unsafe relationships.

Domestic Violence Gateway Service

1800 800 098

http://gatewayservices.org.au/gws2/ 

Free telephone counselling and referral to safe accommodation.

Migrant Resource Centre of SA

(08) 8217 9500

https://amrc.org.au 

Intervention, mediation, counselling and referrals to service providers for families in new and establishing communities who are experiencing difficult relationship issues or domestic violence.

TASMANIA

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. 

VICTORIA

inTouch

1800 755 988

https://intouch.org.au 

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

https://foundationhouse.org.au 

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

https://www.mcwh.com.au/about-mcwh 

A community-based, not-for-profit organisation providing migrant women living in Australia with information to support and promote their health and wellbeing.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Ishar: Domestic Violence Survivors Support

(08) 9345 5335

https://www.ishar.org.au/domesticviolenceappeal 

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

https://whfs.org.au/services/multicultural-womens-advocacy-support/ 

A support service for women who are recent arrivals or long-term residents who have experienced family or domestic violence.

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre

(08) 9388 7455

http://www.edac.org.au 

Support for ethnic people with disabilities and their families.

Organisation

Contact number

Website

Services offered

NATIONAL

QLife

1800 184 527

www.qlife.org.au 

Support and referral services for LGBTI people, their friends and family.

Another Closet

1800 656 463

https://www.anothercloset.com.au 

Domestic and family violence support services for LGBTI people.

Betterpride

1800 531 919 

https://betterpride.com.au 

Mediation, donor planning, counselling and mental health support for families, couples, individuals, young people and elder/senior people.

Black Rainbow

 

https://blackrainbow.org.au 

Support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI+SB people through a
variety of community projects and initiatives.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

(02) 6280 0900

https://dvcs.org.au 

Services and support for people building lives free from domestic violence and fear.

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

(02) 6247 2525

https://www.crcc.org.au 

A feminist organisation working to eliminate sexual violence against women, young people, children, and men.

Beryl Women Inc.

(02) 6230 6900

https://www.beryl.org.au 

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

https://www.toora.org.au 

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.

NEW SOUTH WALES

ACON

(02) 9206 2000

https://www.acon.org.au 

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

https://www.iclc.org.au/our-services/safe-relationships-project/ 

Free legal advice and court support for LGBTIQ people experiencing domestic and family violence in NSW.

Twenty10

1800 652 010
or
(02) 8594 9555

https://www.twenty10.org.au 

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

https://www.gendercentre.org.au 

Counselling, accommodation, outreach and support for transgender, gender queer and gender questioning people in NSW.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Relationships Australia – Counselling

1300 264 277

https://www.nt.relationships.org.au 

Services to assist those experiencing violence or abuse in their relationships.

QUEENSLAND

LGBTIQ domestic, family & sexual violence

1800 811 811

https://www.dvconnect.org/domestic-violence/lgbtiq/ 

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

http://www.dvconnect.org/mensline/ 

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

http://www.lgbtilegalservice.org 

Free legal advice for LGBTI Queenslanders.

Queensland Police Service LGBTI Liaison Program

131 444
PoliceLink

https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/community/lgbti/default.htm 

Provide discrete advice on crimes and offences and ensure reports to police are appropriately acted upon.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Relationships Australia

1300 364 277

https://www.rasa.org.au/services/fdv/ 

Services to assist those experiencing violence or abuse in their relationships.

TASMANIA

Engender Equality

(03) 6278 9090

https://engenderequality.org.au/services/counselling 

Therapeutic services for any person affected by family or domestic violence in Tasmania.

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service

North West
1800 608 122

North
(03) 6336 2692

South
(03) 6233 3818

http://www.health.tas.gov.au 

Specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence.

Family Violence Response and Referral Line

1800 633 937

https://www.safeathome.tas.gov.au/services/emergency 

24/7 information and referral service to a range of response, counselling, information and other support services.

LGBTI Liaison Officers

131 444

https://www.police.tas.gov.au/what-we-do/lgbti-liaison-officers/ 

Provide discrete advice on crimes and offences and ensure reports to police are appropriately acted upon.

VICTORIA

Switchboard Victoria – Rainbow Door

1800 729 367

0480 017 246
Text only

https://www.switchboard.org.au/rainbow-door 

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

https://thorneharbour.org/lgbti-health/relationship-family-violence/ 

Support services including prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services.

With respect

1800 542 847

https://www.withrespect.org.au 

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

https://ds.org.au 

Support for families and individuals through connected and inclusive communities. Drives innovation and research into family support interventions.

Victims of Crime

1800 819 817

0427 767 891
Text only

https://www.victimsofcrime.vic.gov.au 

Free support to help manage the effects of crime, guidance through the legal process.

Trans Gender Victoria

(03) 9020 4642

https://tgv.org.au 

Advocacy support services for trans and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends.

Kara House Lesbian Domestic Violence Outreach Service

1800 900 520

https://www.karahouse.org.au/about-us.php 

Specialist family violence support including safe and secure accommodation and outreach services to women and children escaping family violence.

EDVOS

(03) 9259 4200

https://www.edvos.org.au/lgbti-support/ 

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.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Living Proud

(08) 9486 9855

http://www.livingproud.org.au 

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

http://relationshipswa.org.au 

Relationship support services for individuals, couples, families and communities

 

Organisation

Contact number

Website

Services offered

NATIONAL

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

1800 880 052

https://www.jobaccess.gov.au/service-providers/making-complaint-and-reporting-abuse-and-neglect 

Free, independent and confidential services for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability.

National Relay Service

133 677
TTY voice calls

1300 555 727
Speak and Listen

0423 677 767
SMS Relay

https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/phone/services-people-disability/accesshub 

Allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls.

Women With Disabilities Australia

(03) 6244 8288

http://www.wwda.org.au 

Services for women and girls with disability in all areas of life.

FOR WOMEN

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.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

EveryMan

(02) 6230 6999

https://www.everyman.org.au/services/?id=disability-services 

Services for vulnerable men with disabilities experiencing violence.

Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT

(02) 6280 0900

(02) 6228 1852
TTY hearing impaired

www.dvcs.org.au 

Services to help people build lives free from domestic violence and fear.

NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre

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

http://disabilitylaw.org.au 

Promotes and protects the human and legal rights of people with disability and their supporters through legal advocacy.

NSW Rape Crisis Centre

1800 424 017

(02) 9181 43 49 (TTY)

https://www.rape-dvservices.org.au 

Support for people affected by sexual, domestic or family violence. 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Domestic and Family Violence Centre

(08) 8932 9155

https://www.ywcaofdarwin.org.au 

Crisis accommodation and case-management support for families escaping domestic violence.

QUEENSLAND

WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Service

(07) 3262 9877

http://www.wwild.org.au 

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

http://www.disabilitysupportqld.org.au/portfolio-items/brisbane-domestic-violence-service-bdvs/ 

A free and confidential service for people in the Brisbane Metropolitan area who are affected by domestic and family violence.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Centacare

(08) 8215 6700

http://www.centacare.org.au 

Support services for people who have been marginalised and who are experiencing hardships and challenges in their lives.

TASMANIA

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service

North West
1800 608 122

North
(03) 6336 2692

South
(03) 6233 3818

http://www.health.tas.gov.au 

Specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence.

VICTORIA

Safe steps Family Violence Response Centre

1800 015 188

https://www.safesteps.org.au 

Help for women and children who are experiencing family violence.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Relationships Australia WA

1300 364 277

https://relationshipswa.org.au 

Relationship support services for individuals, couples, families and communities.

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre

1800 659 921 or
(08) 9388 7455

http://www.edac.org.au 

Advocacy services for people with all types of disability including physical, sensory, intellectual and psychiatric conditions.

 

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