Safe Hands - complete list of agencies supporting people experiencing family violence (Aus+NZ)

Agencies supporting people experiencing family violence

 

 

 

List:

 

-          Australian National Services

 

-          New Zealand

 

-          New South Wales

 

-          Western Australia

 

-          Northern Territory

 

-          Queensland

 

-          South Australia

 

-          Tasmania

 

-          Victoria

 

-          ACT

 

 

 

 

 

 National services

 

 

 

1800RESPECT         

 

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.

 

http://www.1800respect.org.au/

 

 

 

Lifeline

 

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

 

http://www.lifeline.org.au/

 

 

 

Police and Ambulance           

 

000

 

Dial 000 in an emergency and in cases of immediate danger.

 

 

 

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 on-site interpreter in your own language. Immediate phone interpreting is available 24 hours, every day of the year.

 

http://www.tisnational.gov.au/

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

 

 

 

Mensline Australia      

 

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.

 

http://www.mensline.org.au/

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.kidshelpline.com.au/

 

 

 

Australian Childhood Foundation       

 

1800 176 453

 

Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse.

 

For information, email them at info@childhood.org.au. http://www.childhood.org.au/

 

 

 

Relationships Australia           

 

1300 364 277

 

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

 

http://www.relationships.org.au/

 

 

 

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 between 9am-5pm for counselling services or email at
helpline@blueknot.org.au. http://www.blueknot.org.au/

 

 

 

Penda
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.

 

 

 

 

New Zealand

 

It's Not Ok

 

0800 456 450

 

 

 

 

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. http://www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au/

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.rape-dvservices.org.au/

 

 

 

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.
http://www.interrelate.org.au/locations/

 

 

 

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.
http://yfoundations.org.au/need-help/yconnect/

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.wdvcasnsw.org.au/

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.lawsociety.com.au/

 

 

 

Child Protection Helpline       

 

132 111

 

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

 

http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/preventing-child-abuse-and-neglect/reporting-suspected-abuse-or-neglect

 

 

 

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.
http://mrs.org.au/

 

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/Women%27s-Domestic-Violence-Helpline.aspx

 

 

 

Crisis Care     

 

1800 199 008

 

08 9233 1111

 

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

 

https://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/CrisisCare.aspx

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au/services/sarc/

 

 

 

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.

 

https://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/Men's-Domestic-Violence-Helpline.aspx

 

 

 

Legal Aid Western Australia   

 

1300 650 579

 

http://www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/

 

 

 

The Law Society of Western Australia          

 

08 9324 8600

 

Finding Legal Assistance & Advice

 

 

 

 

Northern Territory

 

 

 

Domestic Violence Crisis Line           

 

1800 019 116

 

 

 

Dawn House (Domestic Family Violence Counsellor)          

 

08 8945 1388

 

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

 

http://www.dawnhouse.org.au/our-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.

 

https://www.npywc.org.au/d-and-fv-service-intro/npy-dvs-what-we-do/

 

 

 

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 and information about domestic and family violence

 

http://www.naafvls.com.au/contact-us

 

 

 

NT Police Family Violence Unit         

 

08 8999 0865

 

 

 

NT Legal Aid Commission     

 

1800 019 343

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.health.nt.gov.au/sexual_assault_services/

 

 

 

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission     

 

1800 019 343

 

Legal Advice

 

http://www.ntlac.nt.gov.au/

 

 

 

Law Society of Northern Territory     

 

08 8981 5104

 

Finding Legal Assistance & Advice

 

 

 

 

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. http://www.dvconnect.org/womensline/

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.dvconnect.org/mensline/

 

 

 

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.

 

https://www.qld.gov.au/law/crime-and-police/victims-and-witnesses-of-crime/request-victim-of-crime-information

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.dvconnect.org/sexual-assault-helpline-2/

 

 

 

QLD DV Weblink       

 

Directory of Queensland Support Services

 

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

 

http://www.qlddomesticviolencelink.org.au/

 

 

 

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. http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Get-legal-help

 

 

 

Queensland Law Society       

 

1300 367 757

 

The Law Society of Queensland can help you locate Legal Assistance & Advice.

 

http://www.qls.com.au/

 

 

 

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

 

https://www.qld.gov.au/community/getting-support-health-social-issue/counselling-support-advice/index.html

 

 

 

QLD Approved Providers and Intervention Programs for Men        

 

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

 

 

 

 

South Australia

 

 

 

Domestic Violence Helpline   

 

1800 800 098 (24/7)

 

1300 782 200 (business hours)

 

 

 

Yarrow Place Sexual Assault Service           

 

08 8226 8787

 

1800 817 421 (outside Adelaide)

 

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

 

http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+services/yarrow+place+services

 

 

 

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).

 

http://www.rasa.org.au/services/fdv/

 

 

 

Legal Services Commission of South Australia        

 

1300 366 424

 

Legal Advice

 

http://www.lsc.sa.gov.au/

 

 

 

The Law Society of South Australia  

 

08 8229 0200

 

Finding legal assistance and advice

 

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/service_information/children_and_families/family_violence_counselling_and_support_service

 

 

 

Family Violence Response & Referral          

 

1800 633 937

 

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.

 

http://www.safeathome.tas.gov.au/services/emergency

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.sass.org.au/

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.tas.relationships.org.au/services

 

 

 

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania  

 

1300 366 611

 

 

 

 

Victoria

 

 

 

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre         

 

1800 015 188 

 

03 9322 3555

 

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

 

http://www.safesteps.org.au/

 

 

 

Sexual Assault Crisis Line     

 

1800 806 292

 

 

 

Men's Referral Service          

 

1300 766 491

 

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

 

http://mrs.org.au/

 

 

 

Victoria Legal Aid       

 

1300 792 387

 

http://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/

 

 

 

Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria     

 

03 9652 1500

 

Finding legal assistance and advice

 

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.dvcs.org.au/

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.crcc.org.au/

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.everyman.org.au/

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.legalaidact.org.au/

 

 

 

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.

 

http://www.actlawsociety.asn.au/

 

 

 

 

 

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