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Find help and support

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

Counselling and Support

              • 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. www.1800respect.org.au
              • Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State 
                13 11 14 (24 hours) www.lifeline.org.au
              • Police or Ambulance
                000 in an emergency for police or ambulance.
              • Translating and Interpreting Service
                Phone 131 450 to gain access to an interpreter in your own language (free)
              • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
              • Mensline Australia
                Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties
                Ph:1300 78 99 78 (24/7) www.mensline.org.au
              • Kids Help Line
                Telephone counselling for children and young people
                Freecall:1800 55 1800
                E-mail and web counselling www.kidshelp.com.au
              • Australian Childhood Foundation
                Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse
                Freecall: 1800 176 453 or (03) 9874 392. Email:info@childhood.org.au. www.childhood.org.au
              • Relationships Australia
                Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.
                Ph:1300 364 277. www.relationships.com.au
              • Blue Knot Foundation (formerly Adults Surviving Child Abuse) 
                Telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them.
                Blue Knot Helpline: 1300 657 380 (9am-5pm 7 days) Email:helpline@blueknot.org.au Website: www.blueknot.org.au
              • National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
                An Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability.
                1800 880 052. www.disabilityhotline.org
              • Safe Relationships Project
                Provide men and women who are experiencing domestic violence in Same Sex relationships with support, advocacy, referral and information. 

Referral and information about seeking referral:

LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Information:

              • National Police Assistance line: 131 444. Some Police stations have an LGBTI liaison Officer (known as GLLO/Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer)
              • Another Closet Online resource with information and referral details on LGBTIQ domestic and family violence. www.anothercloset.com.au
              • Transgender and Transsexual People:
              • Gender Centre: Services for people with gender issues. 
              • Phone: (02) 9569 2366. www.gendercentre.org.au

 

              • lntersex People:
                The Australian affiliate of Organisation Internationale des Intersexues (OII Australia)
                www.oii.org.au
                Email: info@oii.org.au
              • For more help on: 
                Domestic violenceclick here
                Emotional abuse, click here
                Counselling, click here

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, 

Australian Capital Territory

              • Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)
                02 6280 0900. www.dvcs.org.au
              • Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC)
                Crisis support, counselling, advocacy and support programmes for women and men. 02 6247 2525 (7am-11pm). Text Only 0488 586 518. www.crcc.org.au
              • Everyman Australia (formerly Canberra Men's Centre)
                02 6230 6999. www.everyman.org.au

New South Wales

              • NSW Domestic Violence Line
                Provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. 1800 65 64 63. 1800 671 442 TTY (Hearing impaired). 24/7.
              • Rape Crisis Service
              • 1800 424 017 (24/7 Counselling) 
              • Interrelate Family Centres
                1300 736 966. (02) 8882 7800. www.interrelate.org.au
              • Link2home: A statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service. 1800 152 152 (24/7). http://yfoundations.org.au/need-help/yconnect/

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

              • Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
                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. www.victimsservices.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/vss/vs_justicejourney/VS_justicejourney.aspx 
              • Daisy is an app that connects women around Australia to services. www.1800respect.org.au/daisy
                 
              • 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/

              • Our Watch has been established to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children. www.ourwatch.org.au