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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. Call 1800 65 64 63 or 1800 671 442 (TTY).

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.
Call 1800 424 017 for help.

Interrelate Family Centres

1300 736 966
02 8882 7800

Provides family support, including support for multicultural families. Interrelate has 10 major regional locations across NSW and 26 outreach locations in the broader community. For more information on a specific region visit the website below or Call 1300 736 966 to be connected.

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.
Call free number 1800 152 152 for help.

Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service NSW Inc.

1800 938 227

Find a range of local support services including accommodation, counselling, financial support, court support, legal advice and referrals to government and non-government organisations.
Call free number 1800 938 227.

Legal Aid NSW

1300 888 259

Find information and get access to free face-to-face legal advice.
Call the LawAccess NSW local cost number on 1300 888 529.

The Law Society of New South Wales

02 9926 0333

The Law Society of NSW can help you locate Legal Assistance & Advice in your local area.
Call local number 02 9926 0333.

Child Protection Helpline

132 111

You can contact the NSW government Community Services Hotline to report suspected child abuse or neglect. The 132 111 helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Men's Referral Service

1300 766 491

The Men’s Referral Service offers anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violent and controlling behaviour. Call 1300 766 491 for help.

Queensland

DV Connect Womensline

1800 811 811

Womensline provides 24/7 confidential advice and counselling as well as referral to crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence. Call free number 1800 811 811 for help.

DV Connect Mensline

1800 600 636

Mensline provides counselling, information and referral to men affected by domestic violence. Available 9.00am -12 midnight, 7 days a week, call free number 1800 600 636.

Victim Assist Queensland

1300 546 587

Victim Assist Queensland helps victims of crime to get back on their feet after experiencing violent crime or domestic and family violence in Queensland.
Call local number 1300 546 587 for assistance.

Sexual Assault Help Line

1800 010 120

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. Free call 1800 010 120.

QLD DV Weblink

Directory of Queensland Support Services

Visit this website to find domestic violence support services in your region.

Legal Aid Queensland

1300 651 188

Get access to free legal information, find out how to apply for legal aid and get a lawyer to represent you.
Call local cost number on 1300 651 188.

Queensland Law Society

1300 367 757

The Law Society of Queensland can help you locate Legal Assistance & Advice in your local area.
Call local number 1300 367 757.

Queensland Domestic Violence Support Services

Counselling advice and support for women experiencing domestic and family violence

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

QLD Approved Providers and Intervention Programs for Men

Directory Download

Download document listing for Queensland approved domestic violence prevention providers, educators and intervention programs for Men.

Australian Capital Territory

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)

02 6280 0900

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.
Call local number 02 6280 0900.

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC)

02 6247 2525

Rape crisis support, counselling, advocacy and support programs for women and men.
Open between 7am and 11pm, contact local number 02 6247 2525. Alternatively, you can SMS them on 0488 586 518.

Everyman Australia (formerly Canberra Men's Centre)

02 6230 6999

For male counselling services, or to learn about the Preventing Violence, Managing Anger group programs for men who have been using violence, please contact local number 02 6230 6999.

Legal Aid ACT

1300 654 314

Get access to free legal information, find out how to apply for legal aid and get a lawyer to represent you.
Call local cost number on 1300 654 314.

The Law Society of the ACT

02 6274 0300

The Law Society of ACT can help you locate Legal Assistance & Advice in your local area.
Call local number 02 6274 0300.

Victoria

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

1800 015 188
03 9322 3555

A 24 hour hotline for family violence response. Call them on 1800 015 188 to help you prepare a safe plan for you and your children to leave a violent or abusive relationship.

Sexual Assault Crisis Line

1800 806 292

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. Free call 1800 806 292

Men's Referral Service

1300 766 491

The Men’s Referral Service offers anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violent and controlling behaviour. Call 1300 766 491 for help.

Victoria Legal Aid

1300 792 387

Find information and get access to free face-to-face legal advice.
Call 1300 792 387 for help.

Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria

03 9652 1500

Finding legal assistance and advice
The Federation of community legal centers Victoria can help you get legal assistance and advice in your local area. Call local number 03 9652 1500 for help.

Jewish Care Victoria

03 8517 5999

Provides aged and community services for the Jewish community in Victoria. Services include Residential Aged Care, Individual & Family Support Services, Community Aged Care, Disability Services, Financial Services, Youth Mentoring and Holocaust Survivor Support Services.
Call local number 03 8517 5999 for help.

Tasmania

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service 

1800 608 122

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. Call local number 1800 608 122 for help.

Family Violence Response & Referral

1800 633 937

Provides 24/7, including public holidays, 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. Call 1800 633 937 for help.

Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) Southern Tasmania

1800 697 877

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. Call 1800 697 877 for help.

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. Call 1300 364 277 for help.

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

1300 366 611

Find information and get access to free face-to-face legal advice.
Call 1300 366 611 for help.

The Law Society of Tasmania

03 6234 4133

The Law Society of Tasmania can help you locate Legal Assistance & Advice in your local area.
Call local number 03 6234 4133 for help.

South Australia

Domestic Violence Helpline

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

Provides 24/7 telephone counselling, information and referrals for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. Call 1800 800 098 or 1300 782 200 for help.

Yarrow Place Sexual Assault Service

08 8226 8787
1800 817 421 (outside Adelaide)

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. Call 08 8226 8787 or 1800 817 421(outside Adelaide)

Relationships Australia South Australia

1300 364 277 or
1800 182 325 (country callers)

Delivers a wide range of services and training for men, women, children and professionals at various locations (including outreach): Central (Adelaide/Hills), West (Hindmarsh & Port Adelaide), South (Marion), North (Salisbury & Elizabeth), Country (Berri).
Call 1300 364 277 or 1800 182 325(country callers)

Legal Services Commission of South Australia

1300 366 424

Get access to free legal information, find out how to apply for legal aid and get a lawyer to represent you.
Call local cost number on 1300 366 424 for help.

The Law Society of South Australia

08 8229 0200

The Law Society of South Australia can help you locate Legal Assistance & Advice in your local area.
Call local number 08 8229 0200 for help.

Women’s Legal Service South Australia

08 8221 5553

Provides legal advice and representation to women within South Australia, particularly in areas where needs are not being met. Call 08 8221 5553.

Western Australia

Women's Domestic Violence Helpline

08 9223 1188
1800 007 339

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.
Call 08 9223 1188 or 1800 007 339 for help.

Crisis Care

1800 199 008
08 9233 1111

Provides 24/7 telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis or needing urgent help.
Call 1800 199 008 or 08 9233 1111 for help.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre

1800 199 888
08 9340 1828

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is the emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service for Perth, Western Australia.
Call 1800 199 888 or 08 9340 1828 for help.

Men's Domestic Violence Helpline

1800 000 599
08 9223 1199

Provides 24/7 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. Call 1800 000 599 or 08 9223 1199 for help.

Legal Aid Western Australia

1300 650 579

Find information and get access to free face-to-face legal advice.
Call the LawAccess Western Australia local cost number 1300 650 579 for help.

The Law Society of Western Australia

08 9324 8600

The Law Society of Western Asutralia can help you locate Legal Assistance & Advice in your local area.
Call local number 08 9324 8600 for help.

Relationships Australia Western Australia

1300 364 277

Delivers a wide range of services and training for men, women, children and professionals.
Call 1300 364 277 to be connected to your nearest branch. For the following services:
Counselling: (08) 6164 0190
Mediation Services: (08) 6164 0130
Family Relationship Centre: (08) 6164 0300

Northern Territory

Domestic Violence Crisis Line

1800 019 116

Provides 24/7 telephone counselling, information and referrals for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. Call 1800 019 116 for help.

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.
Call 08 8922 6472(Darwin)
Call 08 8973 8524(Katherine)
Call 08 8962 4361(Tennant Creek)
Call 08 8955 4500(Alice Springs)

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

1800 019 343

Find information and get access to free face-to-face legal advice.
Call the LawAccess Northern Territory local cost number on 1800 019 343 for help.

Law Society of Northern Territory

08 8981 5104

The Law Society of NSW can help you locate Legal Assistance & Advice in your local area.
Call local number 08 8981 5104 for help.

Dawn House (Domestic Family Violence Counsellor)

08 8945 1388

Located in Darwin, provides shelter, counselling and education services. Call local number 08 8945 1388 for help.

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. Call 1800 180 840 or 08 8958 2374 for help.

East Arnhem Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor

08 8987 0403

Provides counselling on domestic and family violence in the East Arnhem area. Call 08 8987 0403 for help.

Katherine Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor

08 8971 0777

Provides counselling on domestic and family violence in the Katherine area. Call 08 8971 0777 for help.

Tennant Creek Women’s Domestic Violence Counsellor

08 8962 3123

Provides counselling on domestic and family violence in the Tennant Creek area. Call 08 8962 3123 for help.

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. Call 08 8999 7977 for help.

Northern Australian Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service

08 8973 8704

Provides legal advice and information about domestic and family violence. Call 08 8973 8704 for help.

NT Police Family Violence Unit

08 8999 0865

Provides 24/7 support for women experiencing domestic and family violence. Call 08 8999 0865 for help.

NT Legal Aid Commission

1800 019 343

Get access to free legal information, find out how to apply for legal aid and get a lawyer to represent you.
Call local cost number on 1800 019 343 for help.

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