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Domestic Violence Hotlines

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White Ribbon is a domestic violence primary prevention campaign – specifically,
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.

Counselling and support


1800 737 732

24 hour, national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.


13 11 14

Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State.

Police and Ambulance


Dial 000 in an emergency.

Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline

1800 019 123

Victims Services has a dedicated contact line for
Aboriginal victims of crime who would like information
on victims rights, how to access counselling and
financial assistance.

Translating & Interpreting Service

131 450

Gain free access to a telephone or onsite interpreter in your own language.

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

Free counselling 24/7, whether you’re feeling suicidal, are worried about someone else, or have lost someone to suicide.

Mensline Australia

1300 789 978

24/7 telephone and online support an information service for Australian men. Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties.

Kids Help Line

1800 551 800

Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia.

Australian Childhood Foundation

1800 176 453
03 9874 3922

Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse.

Relationships Australia

1300 364 277

Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.

Blue Knot Foundation

1300 657 380 / 9am – 5pm

Telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them.

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

1800 880 052

An Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability.


Download in Google Play or the iTunes App Store

Penda is a free, national app with legal, financial, and personal safety information and referrals for women who have experienced domestic and family violence. It was developed by the Women’s Legal Service Qld with funding from Financial Literacy Australia.

LGBTQIA+ Domestic Violence Information

Safe Relationships Project

1800 244 481

Provides men and women who are experiencing domestic violence in same sex relationships with support, advocacy, referral and legal information.

National Police Assistance Line

131 444

Some police stations have an LGBTIQ liaison officer (known as GLLO/gay and lesbian liaison officer).

The Supernova Project

The Supernova Project is a global effort that aims to contribute to addressing abuse within the LGBTQIA+ communities. They aim to empower queer people around the world who are experiencing domestic abuse by providing a queer friendly platform of information and support.

Another Closet

1800 656 463

Online resource with information and referral details on LGBTIQ domestic and family violence. Includes information for supporting a friend or family member.

The Gender Centre

02 9519 7599 / Mon – Fri

The Gender Centre offers a wide range of services to transgender and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends.

OII Australia – Intersex Australia

Promoting human rights and bodily autonomy for intersex people, and providing information, education and peer support.

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