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New South Wales

NSW Domestic Violence Line

1800 65 64 63
1800 671 442 TTY (Hearing impaired)

Provides 24/7 telephone counselling, information and referrals for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.

NSW Rape Crisis Centre

1800 424 017

Provides 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling for anyone who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault.

Interrelate Family Centres

1300 736 966
02 8882 7800

Provides family support, including support for multicultural families. In addition to Head Office located in Bella Vista, Interrelate has 10 major regional locations across NSW and 26 outreach locations into the broader community. For more information on a specific region visit the website below

Paws & Recover

Call Jacki on 0401 925 737

Paws and Recover supports people by sharing the care of their pets during difficult times.Through a network of volunteers, Paws and Recover offers practical help such as dog walking, respite petcare, fostering, dog and cat grooming, transporting pets to vets and support in assisting people care for their animals during times of trauma such as domestic violence.

link2home

1800 152 152

24/7 State-wide telephone line for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to seek accommodation and support.

Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service NSW Inc.

1800 938 227

Provides links to a range of local support services including accommodation, counselling, financial support, court support, legal advice and referrals to government and non-government organisations

Legal Aid New South Wales

1300 888 529

Legal Aid

The Law Society of New South Wales

02 9926 0333

Finding Legal Assistance & Advice

Child Protection Helpline

132 111

Hotline
24/7 to report suspected child abuse or neglect

Men's Referral Service

1300 766 491

Hotline
The Men’s Referral Service (MRS) offers anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violent and controlling behaviour.

Queensland

DV Connect Womensline

1800 811 811

Hotline
Womensline provides 24/7 confidential advice and counselling as well as referral to crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence.

DV Connect Mensline

1800 600 636

Hotline
Available 9.00am -12 midnight, 7 days a week
Mensline provides counselling, information and referral to men affected by domestic violence.

Sexual Assault Help Line

1800 010 120

Hotline
Provides telephone support and counselling to anyone – women, men and young people – who has been sexually assaulted or abused and for anyone who is concerned or suspects someone they care about might have been assaulted or abused.

QLD DV Weblink

A Directory of Queensland Support Services

Legal Aid Queensland

1300 651 188

Legal Aid

Queensland Law Society

1300 367 757

Finding legal assistance and advice

Queensland Domestic Violence Support Services

Brisbane: 07 3217 2544
Cairns: 07 4033 6100
Caboolture: 07 5498 9533
Emerald: 1300 523 985
Gold Coast: 07 5532 9000
Mackay: 07 4957 3888
Ipswich: 07 3816 3000
Ipswich Rural free call: 800 026 262
Roma: 07 4622 5230
Logan City: 07 3808 5566
Toowoomba: 07 4639 3605
Sunshine Coast: 07 5430 9300
Townsville: 07 4721 2888

Counselling advice and support for women experiencing domestic and family violence

QLD Approved Providers and Intervention Programs

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Queensland approved providers and intervention programs for Men only

Australian Capital Territory

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)

02 6280 0900

Hotline
Provides 24/7 support to all people affected by domestic/family violence. This includes people who are subjected to violence and abuse and people who use violence and abuse.
Nothwithstanding this, our service does prioritise the needs of people subjected to violence and abuse.

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC)

02 6247 2525 (7am - 11pm)
0488586518 (text only)

Crisis support, counselling, advocacy and support programmes for women and men.

Everyman Australia (formerly Canberra Men's Centre)

02 6230 6999

Hotline

Legal Aid ACT

1300 654 314

Legal Aid

The Law Society of the ACT

02 6274 0300

Finding legal assistance and advice

Victoria

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

1800 015 188
03 9322 3555

Hotline

Sexual Assault Crisis Line

1800 806 292

Hotline

Men's Referral Service

1300 766 491

Hotline
The Men’s Referral Service (MRS) offers anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violent and controlling behaviour.

Victoria Legal Aid

1300 792 387

Legal Aid

Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria

03 9652 1500

Finding legal assistance and advice

Tasmania

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service 

1800 608 122

Hotline
9:00am to midnight Weekdays
4:00pm to midnight Weekends and Public Holidays.
Offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence.

Family Violence Response & Referral

1800 633 937

Hotline
The line, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including public holidays, offers an information and referral service by which callers are able to access the full range of response, counselling, information and other support services provided by Safe at Home.

Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) Southern Tasmania

1800 697 877

Hotline
Provides 24/7 support, information and counselling in Southern Tasmania to males and females of all ages who been victim of recent rape or sexual assault or sexually abused at any time of their lives.

Relationships Australia Tasmania

1300 364 277

Delivers a wide range of services from 3 main office locations: Hobart, Launceston and Devonport with counselling, education and some services also available by appointment in regional locations.

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

1300 366 611

Legal Aid

The Law Society of Tasmania

03 6234 4133

Finding legal assistance and advice

South Australia

Domestic Violence Helpline

1800 800 098 (24/7)
1300 782 200 (business hours)

Hotline
Domestic Violence Gateway Helpline
Counselling advice and support for women experiencing domestic and family violence.

Yarrow Place Sexual Assault Service

08 8226 8787
1800 817 421 (outside Adelaide)

Hotline
Counselling, support and advice. Also provides 24 hour/day crisis help.

Legal Services Commission of South Australia

1300 366 424

Legal Advice

The Law Society of South Australia

08 8229 0200

Finding legal assistance and advice

Western Australia

Women's Domestic Violence Helpline

08 9223 1188
1800 007 339

Hotline
This service provides 24/7 support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes phone counselling, information and advice, referral to local advocacy and support services, liaison with police if necessary and support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence. The service can refer women to safe accommodation if required.

Crisis Care

1800 199 008
08 9233 1111

Hotline
Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help.
It operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre

1800 199 888
08 9340 1828

Hotline
The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is the emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service for Perth, Western Australia.

Men's Domestic Violence Helpline

1800 000 599
08 9223 1199

Hotline
Provides 24 hour service telephone counselling, information and referral to ongoing face to face services, if required, for men who are concerned about their violent and abusive behaviours.

Legal Aid Western Australia

1300 650 579

Legal Aid

The Law Society of Western Australia

08 9481 3111

Finding Legal Assistance & Advice

Northern Territory

Domestic Violence Crisis Line

1800 019 116

Hotline

Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Darwin: 08 8922 6472
Katherine: 08 8973 8524
Tennant Creek: 08 8962 4361
Alice Springs: 08 8955 4500




Provides a range of services including counselling to both adults and children who may have experienced (recently or many years ago) any form of sexual assault. Sexual assault can range from verbal harassment; unwanted touching or exhibitionism, to a violent attack.

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

1800 019 343

Legal Advice

Law Society of Northern Territory

08 8981 5104

Finding Legal Assistance & Advice

Dawn House (Domestic Family Violence Counsellor)

08 8945 1388

Located in Darwin, provides shelter, counselling and education services.

NPY (Ngaanyatjarra Pitijantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Women’s Council Domestic Violence Service

1800 180 840
08 8958 2374

Provides assistance and advocacy for individual victims of domestic violence that prioritizes their safety within a case management framework.

East Arnhem Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor

08 8987 0403

Provides counselling on domestic and family violence in the East Arnhem area

Katherine Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor

08 8971 0777

Provides counselling on domestic and family violence in the Katherine area

Tennant Creek Women’s Domestic Violence Counsellor

08 8962 3123

Provides counselling on domestic and family violence in the Tennant Creek area

Domestic Violence Legal Service (DVLS)

08 8999 7977

A free service for people who have experienced or are at risk of domestic and family violence in the Greater Darwin Region. Services include legal advice and assistance, duty lawyer service, information and referrals for men and women.

Northern Australian Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service

08 8973 8704

Legal advice
Legal advice and information about domestic and family violence

NT Police Family Violence Unit

08 8999 0865

NT Legal Aid Commission

1800 019 343

Legal Advice
Telephone information Service

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