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 hotline numbers below.
Call 000 for Police and Ambulance help if you are immediate danger.
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.
Call toll-free 1800 737 732.
13 11 14
Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State.
Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14.
1300 789 978
Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties. 24/7 telephone and online support an information service for Australian men.
Call 1300 789 978 for help.
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. Call 1800 551 800 for help.
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
Gain free access to a telephone or on-site interpreter in your own language. Immediate phone interpreting is available 24 hours, every day of the year, on 131 450.
Australian Childhood Foundation
1800 176 453
/ 03 9874 3922
Blue Knot Foundation
1300 657 380
Telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them. Call 1300 657 380 between 9am-5pm for counselling services or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bursting the Bubble
What's OK at Home?
This website for young people has been developed by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. It has been designed to help people understand what family violence is, why it happens, how to recognise it and how to help others who are experiencing it.
Smartphone financial & personal safety app
Penda is a free, national app with legal, financial, and personal safety information and referrals for women who have experienced domestic and family violence. Domestic violence service apps should only be downloaded if you have safe, secure control and access to your phone.
Smartphone support services app
Daisy is an app developed to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area. The app includes safety features to help protect your privacy. However, domestic violence service apps are only recommended to those who have safe and secure access to their phone.
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.
Call free number 1800 244 481 for help.
National Police Assistance Line
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.
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.
Call free number 1800 656 463.
The Gender Centre
02 9519 7599
The Gender Centre offers a wide range of services to transgender and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends.
Call between Mon – Fri on 02 9519 7599 for help services.