Domestic and family violence support services are available in every state and territory and usually offer some combination of emergency accommodation, safety planning, counselling, support for immediate needs (food, clothing), and support to access advice about legal matters, intervention orders, referrals and housing options. Some services have access to what is called “brokerage” which are funds that can help with expenses that no other grants or payments are available to cover.
1800RESPECTNational sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling and information referral service, available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.1800 737 732
Full Stop AustraliaFull Stop Australia offers confidential, trauma specialist counselling for people of all genders who are impacted by violence and abuse, as well as their friends, colleagues and family members.1800 385 578
Women's Safety Services SAA crisis line which supports women and children who are experiencing and/or escaping domestic and family violence.1800 800 098
Women's Safety Services of Central AustraliaWomen’s Safety Services of Central Australia is a safe place in Alice Springs for women and their children to visit and talk with someone about their safety and options.(08) 8952 6075
WIRE Women's Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE) is a Victoria-wide free generalist information, support and referral service run by women and non-binary people for women, non-binary and gender-diverse people. Mon - Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm.1300 134 130
Women's Domestic Violence Helpline WAThe Helpline provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence, including referral to local advocacy and support services, and liaison with police if necessary. 7 days a week 24 hours a day.1800 007 339
The Orange DoorThe Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing, or have experienced, family violence. It has centres across Victoria and is available without a referral. Mon - Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm.
The Family Violence Counselling and Support ServiceThe Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers professional and specialised services to assist people affected by family violence. It is an offering from Safe at Home - Tasmania's integrated criminal justice response to family violence.1800 608 122
Say It Out LoudDeveloped by ACON, Say It Out Loud is a national resource for LGBTQ+ communities and service professionals working with people who have experienced sexual, domestic and family violence.
Safe StepsSafe Steps Family Violence Response Centre is a statewide first response service for women, young people and children experiencing family violence in Victoria. 7 days a week 24 hours a day.1800 015 188
Safe Haven CommunitySafe Haven Community is Australia's national register of community based short-term crisis accommodation. A not-for-profit organisation of volunteers helping women and children fleeing coercive control (invisible abuse) to access spare rooms in the community.1800 042 836
NT Government - Domestic and Family Violence informationNT Government page with information about domestic and family violence support services available.
NPY Women's CouncilNgaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women's Council is led by women’s law, authority and culture to deliver health, social and cultural services for all Anangu. (08) 8958 2345
North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal ServiceWith offices in Darwin and Katherine NAAFLS is an independent Family Violence Prevention Legal Service, providing culturally sensitive assistance to Indigenous victim-survivors of family violence and sexual assault. Mon - Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm.1800 041 998
Linking HeartsBased in Sydney, Linking Hearts provides domestic violence and homelessness support to women and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with safe and supported crisis and transitional accommodation.
Financial Independence HubThe Financial Independence Hub offers a tailored financial coaching program by Good Shepherd to help people impacted by domestic and financial abuse establish a pathway to long-term financial recovery. Part of the Commonwealth Bank Next Chapter program.1300 050 150
Good Shepherd No Interest Loans Good Shepherd offers flexible, No Interest Loans of up to $2,000 for women who have been affected by family or domestic violence that are designed to help you be safe at home, move to safety, or rebuild your life up to 10 years after. The loans are government funded, with no fees, charges or interest to pay. 1300 031 001 (Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm)
Domestic Violence LineThe DV Line is a NSW-wide crisis counselling and referral service for women and persons who identify as female. 7 days a week 24 hours a day.1800 656 463
Domestic Violence Crisis ServiceDVCS provides emergency and long-term support, advice, domestic violence resources, and services to anyone in the ACT. 7 days a week 24 hours a day.(02) 6280 0900
Djinda ServiceA specialist legal support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Perth metropolitan area, that have experienced or are at risk of family and domestic violence or sexual assault.(08) 9200 2202
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DjirraDjirra supports Aboriginal women to stay safe and keep well by offering personalised emotional and cultural support. Contact them if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in Victoria experiencing family violence or feeling unsafe. Mon to Fri 9am to 10pm.1800 105 303
1800ELDERHelpThe Elder Abuse phone line is a free-call phone number that automatically redirects callers seeking information and advice on elder abuse to the phone service in their state or territory. Opening hours vary by state and territory.1800 353 374
DVConnect MenslineA free, confidential telephone counselling, referral, information and support service for Queenslanders identifying as male, who may be experiencing or using domestic and family violence. (9am to midnight, 7 days)1800 811 811