Police or ambulance
Call 000 at any time if you are worried about your or someone’s imminent safety.
National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Line
First point of call for access to all services across Australia (24 hours a day).
Phone: 1800 737 732
NSW Rape Crisis Centre
24/7 telephone and online professional counselling and support is available for anyone in Australia who has experienced sexual assault, domestic or family violence and their non-offending family members and friends.
Phone: 1800 424 017
Women’s specialist services
Many specialist services offer outreach and counselling services for women still living with their partner. They sometimes also offer child specific services, and may even offer pet housing. Senior practitioners are able to assist women with safety planning and legal support, or just general advice.
More about services state by state here.
Daisy and Aurora smartphone apps
Two smartphone apps with details on local DFV services as well as the state and national helplines.
Confidential crisis support line (24 hours a day).
Phone: 131 114 Web: www.lifeline.org.au
Women’s Legal Services
National network of community legal centres specialising in women’s legal issues providing advice, information, casework and legal education to women.
Penda financial services smartphone app
A free, simple to use smartphone app with national financial and legal information for women who have experienced domestic and family violence.
Emergency housing for pets of people who are seeking refuge from domestic violence.
|Victoria||Pets in Peril: (03) 9739 0300
Pets in Crisis: 1800 015 188
|New South Wales||RSPCA Safe Beds for Pets: (02) 9782 4408|
|Queensland||RSPCA Pets in Crisis: 1800 811 811|
|Western Australia||Safe Families Safe Pets: (08) 9300 0340
RSPCA Domestic Violence Scheme: 1300 2783 589
|South Australia||RSPCA: 1300 4777 222|
|Australian Capital Territory||Domestic Violence Crisis Service: (02) 6280 0900|
|Northern Territory||Dawn’s House: (08) 8945 1388|
|Tasmania||S.H.E Pets Awareness program: (03) 6278 9090
RSPCA Safe Beds For Pets Program (03) 6244 3033
Information and support to help everyone achieve their best possible mental health
Phone: 1300 224 636
National Debt Helpline
Free, independent and confidential financial counselling
Phone: 1800 007 007
Your GP can offer a wide range of emotional and medical support services, as well as access to Medicare-funded counselling.
Translating and interpreting
Access to an interpreter in your own language.
Phone: 131 450
Kids Help Line
Telephone counselling for children and young people.
Phone: 1800 551 800
Australian Childhood Foundation
Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse.
Phone: 1800 176 453
Support groups, counselling and specialist programs for abusive and abused partners.
Phone: 1300 364 277