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Find help

White Ribbon is a primary prevention campaign - that is, we work to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence against women. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence and need help or support, please contact one of the support services below. There are national and state-based agencies that can assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


National Hotlines

  • 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732): 24 hour, National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
     
  • Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State (24 hours)
    131 114
     
  • Police or Ambulance
    000 in an emergency for police or ambulance.
     
  • Translating and Interpreting Service
    Phone to gain access to an interpreter in your own language (free)
    131 450
     
  • Mensline Australia
    Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties
    1300 78 99 78
     
  • Kids Help Line
    Telephone counselling for children and young people
    Freecall: 1800 551 800.
    E-mail and web counselling www.kidshelp.com.au
     
  • Australian Childhood Foundation
    Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse
    1800-176-453 or 9874 -3922
    www.childhood.org.au or www.stopchildabuse.com.au
     
  • Relationships Australia
    Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.
    1300-364-277 or Vic (03) 9261-8700. Website: www.relationships.com.au
     
  • ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse) A service to adult survivors, their friends and family and the health care professionals who support them.
    Support line: 1300 657 380
    www.asca.org.au
     
  • National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
    An Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability.
    Ph. 1800 880 052
    www.disabilityhotline.org

State and Territory Helplines

If you want help or information for yourself or someone else, here are the contact details for the domestic violence help lines for each State and Territory. You can contact them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Australian Capital Territory

  • Domestic Violence Crisis Service
    02 6280 0900
  • Rape Crisis Centre (24 Hours)
    02 6247 2525
  • Canberra Men's Centre
    02 6230 6999

New South Wales

  • Domestic Violence Line
    1800 65 64 63
    1800 671 442 TTY (Hearing impaired)
  • Rape Crisis Service
    1800 424 017
  • Interrelate Family Centres
    1300 736 966

Northern Territory

  • Domestic Violence Crisis Line
    1800 019 116
  • Sexual Assault Referral Centre
    08 8922 6472

Queensland

  • Domestic Violence Telephone Service
    1800 811 811
  • Sexual Assault Help Line
    1800 010 120
  • Men's Info Line
    1800 600 636
  • QLD DV WebLink (a directory of QLD support services) 
    www.qlddomesticviolencelink.org.au/

South Australia

  • Domestic Violence Helpline
    1300 782 200
  • Yarrow Place Sexual Assault Service
    1800 817 421

Tasmania

  • Family Violence Counselling and Support Service
    1800 608 122
  • Family Violence Response & Referral
    1800 633 937
  • Sexual Assault Support Service
    03 6231 1817
  • Mens Line Australia
    1300 364 277

Victoria

  • Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria
    1800 015 188 or 9322 3555
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line
    1800 806 292
  • Men's Referral Service
    1800 065 973

Western Australia

  • Women's Domestic Violence Helpline
    08 9223 1188/ 1800007 339
  • Crisis Care
    1800 199 00808 or 9233 1111
  • Sexual Assault Res. Centre
    08 9340 1828 or 1800 199 888
  • Men's Helpline
    08 9223 1199 or 1800 000 599

 

Legal Advice

  • Legal Aid NSW 
    Call 1300 888 529
    Visit their website for more information. 
     
  • Legal Aid ACT
    Call 1300 654 314
    Visit their website for more information. 
     
  • Legal Services Commission of South Australia
    Call 1300 366 424
    Visit their website for more information. 
     
  • Victoria Legal Aid
    Call 1300 792 387
    Visit their website for more information. 
     
  • Legal Aid WA
    Call 1300 650 579
    Visit their website for more information. 
     
  • Legal Aid QLD
    Call 1300 651 188
    Visit their website for more information. 
     
  • Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
    Call 1800 019 343
    Visit their website for more information. 
     
  • Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
    1300 366 611
    Visit their website for more information. 

The following Law Societies will be able to advise you on how to obtain legal advice:

  • Australian Capital Territory
    02 6247 5700
     
  • New South Wales
    02 9926 0333
     
  • Northern Territory
    08 8981 5104
     
  • Queensland
    07 3842 5888
     
  • South Australia
    08 8229 0222
     
  • Tasmania
    03 6234 4133
     
  • Victoria - Wyndham Legal Service
    03 9741 0198
     
  • Western Australia
    08 9322 7877

Additional Services

  • To find contact details and links to more organisations refer to the Domestic Violence Resource Centre www.dvrcv.org.au
     
  • NSW Victims Serices Mobile app, The Justice Journey, has been designed to reduce the stress often experienced by victims involved in the criminal justice system, and provides information and guidance for victims from the time they become a victim until after the court process has finished. Click here for more information. 
     
  • The Immigrant Women's Health Service (IWHS) was established in 1987 to address the needs of immigrant and refugee women in regard to health information and health services. Visit: http://www.immigrantwomenshealth.org.au/