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It’s normal to feel overwhelmed or unsafe if you have been affected by domestic or family violence.

Click on your location for services that may be able to help you.

Legal help for people who are affected by domestic and family violence, with family law problems. To get help, see here.

Legal help with family, criminal and civil law problems.

Legal help provided by not-for-profit community organisations.

Find your local Community Legal Centre here.

 

Legal help for women about family law and domestic and family violence.

Referrals to private lawyers in your local area or language.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women organised through an Aboriginal Liaison Officer. The Aboriginal Liaison Officer can also provide court support and other assistance.

General information about applying to the Family Courts, court procedures and your matter in court.

General information about court procedures and your matter in the Magistrates Court. Most Domestic Violence Orders are dealt with in the Magistrates Court.

General information about court procedures and your child protection matter in the Children’s Court.

Support for people who have experienced violence at court with Domestic Violence Order matters.

Also provide domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals including assistance with emergency accommodation (24 hours, 7 days).

Support for people affected by domestic and family violence with family law problems. Includes information, support, referrals and help with safety at court. To get help, see here.

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals (24 hours, 7 days).

Information support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Support and referrals for men including referrals to men’s behaviour change programs. Information for women wanting help with a male partner or family member.

Information about family relationship issues and  parenting arrangements after separation. Referrals to local services that can help.

Phone support and referrals for men who have experienced or used domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals including assistance with emergency accommodation (24 hours, 7 days).

Help with emergency housing for people affected by domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Referrals to homelessness services as well as other support services.

Legal help for tenants living in public and private residential housing.

Temporary help with caring for pets while leaving domestic and family violence.

Information about community and public housing, rental bond loans and applications.

Information about, and applications for child support.

Information support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Some banks offer financial help to existing customers who are leaving domestic and family violence.

• Commonwealth Bank: 1800 222 387

• NAB: 1800 701 599

If you’re having trouble making repayments, all banks have financial hardship teams you can talk to.

Help with applying for a crisis payment and other benefits, as well as short-term counselling and referrals.

Legal help and financial counselling, including about credit, banking, debt recovery and insurance.

People affected by domestic and family violence on low incomes may be eligable for safe, fair and affordable credit.

www.nils.com.au

People affected by domestic and family violence may be eligible for emergency relief (food, travel, phone, bills, utilities, clothing, etc).

Legal help with family, criminal and civil law problems.

Website with services that can help refugees and asylum seekers with immigration advice. Find a local service here.

Referrals to private lawyers in your local area or language.

Counselling, medical, migration support and community development services for asylum seekers and refugees.

Crisis phone counselling, referrals and help with reporting a sexual assault to police and preparing for court (24 hours, 7 days).

Website to report a sexual assault anonymously, information is passed on to police.

www.sara.org.au

Phone and internet counselling, support and referrals for LGBTIQ+ people and their families.

Advocacy for people receiving aged care services, including people experiencing elder abuse.

Advocacy for people with a disability, older people and their carers.

Family counselling and mediation to help older people and their families to resolve family conflict, plan for the future and prevent elder abuse.

A confidential service to report abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Reports can be made by family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability.

Support and advocacy for people with a disability to promote and protect their rights and community participation.

Find a Disability Advocate using the online finder.

Information, support and referrals for people with a disability, their family, friends or supports.

Advocacy for people with a disability, older people and their carers.

Phone counselling and referrals for people affected by gambling (24 hours, 7 days).

Phone, video or online counselling for anyone affected by suicide (24 hours, 7 days).

Crisis and suicide prevention counselling (24 hours, 7 days).

Alcohol and drug advice, crisis counselling, information and referrals.

Mental health support and referral service staffed by professionals (24 hours, 7 days).

Men’s Behaviour Change Programs provide support group work, individual counselling and case management for men who use violence and want to change. It can also include support for women and children.

To get information and referrals to your local Men’s Behaviour Change Program, call Room4Change on (02) 6280 0900, Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277 or Everyman on (02) 6230 6999

Legal help with family, criminal and civil law problems.

Find your local Legal Aid Office here.

Legal help for people who are affected by domestic and family violence, with family law problems. To get help, see here.

Legal help provided by not-for-profit community organisations.

Find your local Community Legal Centre here.

 

Legal help and referrals over the phone.

Legal help for women with family law, child protection and domestic and family violence.

For their full list of legal advice lines see here.

Referrals to private lawyers in your local area or language.

Legal help with family law, child protection, housing, debt and immigration matters.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with family law, child protection and domestic and family violence.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced domestic and family violence. Services in Moree, Bourke, Walgett, Broken Hill, Forbes and Kempsey.

Legal help for Aboriginal women with family law, child protection and domestic and family violence.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

General information about court procedures and your matter in court. Most Domestic Violence Orders are dealt with in the Local Court.

For general information about court procedures and your child protection matter in the Children’s Court, visit their website.

General information about applying to the Family Courts, court procedures and your matter in court.

Support for people affected by domestic and family violence with family law problems. Includes  information, support, referrals and help with safety at court.

For more information, see here.

Information, non-legal advocacy and referrals for women affected by domestic and family violence. Support for women with getting at court with Domestic Violence Order matters.

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals (24 hours, 7 days).

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals including assistance with emergency accommodation (24 hours, 7 days).

Victims of crime may be eligible for financial assistance, a recognition payment and free face-to-face counselling through Victims Support.

Support and referrals for men including referrals to men’s behaviour change programs. Information for women wanting help with a male partner or family member.

Information about family relationship issues and  parenting arrangements after separation. Referrals to local services that can help.

Phone support and referrals for men who have experienced or used domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Help with emergency housing for people affected by domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Referrals to homelessness services across NSW (24 hours, 7 days).

Information about community and public housing, rental bond loans and applications.

Support for victims of domestic and family violence including help with safety, home security, finances and case management. See here for details.

Legal help for tenants living in public and private residential housing.

Search for your local Tenants Union at www.tenants.org.au

Temporary help with caring for pets while leaving domestic and family violence.

Information about, and applications for child support.

Victims of crime may be eligible for financial assistance, a recognition payment and free face-to-face counselling through Victims Support.

Some banks offer financial help to existing customers who are leaving domestic and family violence.

• Commonwealth Bank: 1800 222 387

• NAB: 1800 701 599

If you’re having trouble making repayments, all banks have financial hardship teams you can talk to.

Help with applying for a crisis payment and other benefits, as well as short-term counselling and referrals.

Legal help and financial counselling, including about credit, banking, debt recovery and insurance.

People affected by domestic and family violence on low incomes may be eligable for safe, fair and affordable credit.

www.nils.com.au

People affected by domestic and family violence may be eligible for emergency relief (food, travel, phone, bills, utilities, clothing, etc).

Legal help with immigration matters.

Website with services that can help refugees and asylum seekers with immigration advice. Find a local service here.

Referrals to private lawyers in your local area or language.

Legal help with immigration matters.

Legal help with refugee and immigration matters.

Crisis phone counselling, referrals, help in reporting a sexual assault to police and preparing for court (24 hours, 7 days).

Website to report a sexual assault anonymously, information is passed on to police.

www.sara.org.au

Phone and internet counselling, support and referrals for LGBTIQ+ people and their families.

Legal help for LGBTIQ people who have experienced domestic and family violence.

Information, support and referrals relating to elder abuse.

Legal help for older persons, their attorney or guardian.

Advocacy for people receiving aged care services, including people experiencing elder abuse.

A confidential service to report abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Reports can be made by family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability.

Support and advocacy for people with a disability to promote and protect their rights and community participation.

Find a Disability Advocate using the online finder.

Information, support and referrals for people with a disability, their family, friends or supports.

Advocacy for people with an intellectual disability with their legal matters.

Advocacy for people with a disability, including people from diverse backgrounds.

Phone counselling and referrals for people affected by gambling (24 hours, 7 days).

Phone, video or online counselling for anyone affected by suicide (24 hours, 7 days).

Crisis and suicide prevention counselling (24 hours, 7 days).

Alcohol and drug advice, crisis counselling, information and referrals.

Mental health support and referral service (24 hours, 7 days).

Men’s Behaviour Change Programs provide support, group work, individual counselling and case management for men who use violence and want to change. It can also include support for women and children.

 

To get information and referrals to your local Men’s Behaviour Change Program, call the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491.

Legal help with family, criminal and civil law problems.

Legal help and support for people who have experienced domestic and family violence.

Legal help for people who are responding to a Domestic Violence Order in the Local Court at Darwin.

To get help, see here.

Legal help for women including about family law, child protection and domestic and family violence. Services in Katherine and surrounding areas.

Legal help and support for women about family law, child protection and domestic and family violence. Provide support for women with Domestic Violence Orders matters at Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Local Courts.

Legal help for women in Top End.

Legal help for people in the Darwin and surrounding areas.

Referrals to private lawyers in your local area or language.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with family law problems. Services in the Top End.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced domestic and family violence. Services in Central Australia and the Barkly Region.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

General information about court procedures and your matter in the Local Court. Most Domestic Violence Orders as well as child protection matters are dealt with in the Local Court.

General information about applying to the Family Courts, court procedures and your matter in court.

Support for women in the Local Court at Katherine with Domestic Violence Order matters.

Legal help and support for people who have experienced domestic and family violence.

Legal help and support for women about family law, child protection and domestic and family violence. Provide support for women with Domestic Violence Orders matters at Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Local Courts.

Support for people who are responding to Domestic Violence Orders matters in the Local Court at Darwin. To get help, see here.

Support for people who have experienced domestic and family violence. Provide support on Fridays in the Local Court at Darwin with Domestic Violence Order matters.

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals (24 hours, 7 days).

Information, support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Support and referrals for men including referrals to men’s behaviour change programs. Information for women wanting help with a male partner or family member.

Information about family relationship issues and  parenting arrangements after separation. Referrals to local services that can help.

Phone support and referrals for men who have experienced or used domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Counselling service supporting people who have experienced domestic and family violence including children. Also provide behaviour change programs.

Information, support and referrals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have experienced family violence. Help with Domestic Violence Order matters.

Directory of specialist domestic and family violence services, including for counselling and emergency housing.

See www.nt.gov.au.

For other services, see the Northern Territory Council of Social Services’ online directory.

 

Online directory of homelessness, housing and other services.

See www.shelterme.org.au

Legal help for tenants living in public and private residential housing.

For information about community and public housing, including applications, contact your local housing office.

Directory of specialist domestic and family violence services, including for counselling and emergency housing.

See www.nt.gov.au.

For other services, see the Northern Territory Council of Social Services’ online directory.

 

Information about, and applications for child support.

People affected by domestic and family violence may be eligible for emergency relief (food, travel, phone, bills, utilities, clothing, etc).

Information, support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Some banks offer financial help to existing customers who are leaving domestic and family violence.

• Commonwealth Bank: 1800 222 387

• NAB: 1800 701 599

If you’re having trouble making repayments, all banks have financial hardship teams you can talk to.

Help with applying for a crisis payment and other benefits, as well as short-term counselling and referrals.

Legal help and financial counselling, including about credit, banking, debt recovery and insurance.

People affected by domestic and family violence on low incomes may be eligable for safe, fair and affordable credit.

www.nils.com.au

Advice and advocacy for refugees and migrants in Central Australia.

Referrals to private lawyers in your local area or language.

Legal help for refugees and migrants in the Top End.

Crisis phone counselling, referrals, help in reporting a sexual assault to police and preparing for court (24 hours, 7 days).

Website to report a sexual assault anonymously, information is passed on to police.

www.sara.org.au

Phone and internet counselling, support and referrals for LGBTIQ+ people and their families.

A confidential service to report abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Reports can be made by family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability.

Support and advocacy for people with a disability to promote and protect their rights and community participation.

Find a Disability Advocate using the online finder.

Information, support and referrals for people with a disability, their family, friends or supports.

Information, support and referrals relating to elder abuse.

Advocacy for people receiving aged care services, including people experiencing elder abuse.

Family counselling and mediation to help older people and their families to resolve family conflict, plan for the future and prevent elder abuse.

Phone counselling and referrals for people affected by gambling (24 hours, 7 days).

Phone, video or online counselling for anyone affected by suicide (24 hours, 7 days).

Crisis and suicide prevention counselling (24 hours, 7 days).

Alcohol and drug advice, crisis counselling, information and referrals.

Mental health support and referral service staffed by professionals (24 hours, 7 days).

Men’s Behaviour Change Programs provide support, group work, individual counselling and case management for men who use violence and who want to change. It can also include support for women and children.

To get information and referrals to your local Men’s Behaviour Change Program, call Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277.

CatholicCare provide similar services, see their website for details.

Legal help for family, criminal and civil law problems.

Legal help for people who are affected by domestic and family violence, with family law problems.

To get help, see here.

Legal help provided by not-for-profit community organisations.

Find your local Community Legal Centre here.

 

Legal help with family law, child protection, housing, debt and immigration matters.

Legal help for women about family law and domestic and family violence.

Legal help for women about family law, child protection and domestic and family violence. Services in Townsville and Cairns.

Online referrals to private lawyers in your local area or language. See the online referral website here.

Legal help and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced domestic and family violence. Services in Cairns, Townsville and Mt Isa, Rockhampton and Brisbane.

Legal help and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced domestic and family violence. Services in South Queensland.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Legal Assistance Hotline (24 hours, 7 days).

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in North Queensland.

General information about applying to the Family Courts, court procedures and your matter in court.

General information about court procedures and your matter in court. Most Domestic Violence Orders are dealt with in the Magistrates Court or Domestic Violence Court.

To contact your relevant court, see here.

General information about court procedures and your child protection matter in the Children’s Court.

Support for people affected by domestic and family violence with family law problems. Includes referrals, information and help with safety at court.

To get help, see here.

Information, support and referrals for people affected by domestic and family violence in the court system.

Information, support and referrals for women going through the Domestic Violence Order process in the Magistrates Court at Brisbane.

Information about the court process, referrals to specialist services that provide court support and help writing a victim impact statement.

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals (24 hours, 7 days).

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals including assistance with emergency accommodation (24 hours, 7 days).

Support and referrals for men including referrals to men’s behaviour change programs. Information for women wanting help with a male partner or family member.

Information about family relationship issues and  parenting arrangements after separation. Referrals to local services that can help.

Phone support and referrals for men who have experienced or used domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Phone counselling, referral and support for men.

Information, support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Help with emergency housing for people affected by domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Referrals to homelessness services (24 hours, 7 days).

Legal help for tenants living in public and private residential housing.

Temporary help with caring for pets while leaving domestic and family violence.

Information about community and public housing, rental bond loans and applications.

Information about, and applications for child support.

Some banks offer financial help to existing customers who are leaving domestic and family violence.

• Commonwealth Bank: 1800 222 387

• NAB: 1800 701 599

If you’re having trouble making repayments, all banks have financial hardship teams you can talk to.

Help with applying for a crisis payment and other benefits, as well as short-term counselling and referrals.

Legal help and financial counselling, including about credit, banking, debt recovery and insurance.

People affected by domestic and family violence on low incomes may be eligable for safe, fair and affordable credit.

www.nils.com.au

People affected by domestic and family violence may be eligible for emergency relief (food, travel, phone, bills, utilities, clothing, etc).

Information, support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Website with services that can help refugees and asylum seekers with immigration advice. Find a local service here.

Legal help with refugee and immigration matters.

Online referrals to private lawyers in your local area or language. See the online referral website here.

Legal help with immigration and refugee matters, as well as about family law, employment law and domestic and family violence.

Support and referrals for immigrant and refugee women who have experienced family violence.

Crisis phone counselling, referrals, help in reporting a sexual assault to police and preparing for court (24 hours, 7 days).

Website to report a sexual assault anonymously, information is passed on to police.

www.sara.org.au

Phone and internet counselling, support and referrals for LGBTIQ+ people and their families.

Legal help for LGBTIQ people.

Information, support and referrals relating to elder abuse.

Advocacy for people receiving aged care services, including people experiencing elder abuse.

Family counselling and mediation to help older people and their families to resolve family conflict, plan for the future and prevent elder abuse.

Legal help and social work for older people experiencing elder abuse.

Information and referrals for older people, their family and carers.

A confidential service to report abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Reports can be made by family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability.

Support and advocacy for people with a disability to promote and protect their rights and community participation.

Find a Disability Advocate using the online finder.

Information, support and referrals for people with a disability, their family, friends or supports.

Phone counselling and referrals for people affected by gambling (24 hours, 7 days).

Phone, video or online counselling for anyone affected by suicide (24 hours, 7 days).

Crisis and suicide prevention counselling (24 hours, 7 days).

Alcohol and drug advice, crisis counselling, information and referrals.

Confidential health advice, assessment and referral services staffed by a registered nurse (24 hours, 7 days).

Men’s Behaviour Change Programs provide support, group work, individual counselling and case management for men who use violence and want to change. It can also include support for women and children.

To get information and referrals to your local Men’s Behaviour Change Program, call the DV Connect Menline on 1800 600 636.

Legal help for family, criminal and civil law problems.

Legal help for people who are affected by domestic and family violence, with family law problems. To get help, see here.

Legal help provided by not-for-profit community organisations.

Find your local Community Legal Centre here.

 

Legal help for women about family law, child protection and domestic and family violence.

Online referrals to private lawyers in your local area or languages. Search online here.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced domestic and family violence. Services in Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Ceduna regions.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women about family law, child protection and domestic and family violence.

Legal help and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about family law and child protection. Services in Adelaide, Port Augusta, Murray Bridge and Ceduna.

General information about applying to the Family Courts, court procedures and your matter in court.

General information about court procedures and your matter in the Magistrates Court. Most Domestic Violence Orders are dealt with in the Magistrates Court.

General information about court procedures and your child protection matter in the Youth Court.

Support for people affected by domestic and family violence with family law problems. Includes referrals, information and help with safety at court. To get help, see here.

Information, non-legal advocacy and referrals for women in domestic and family violence situation. Includes assistance with getting an intervention order.

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals (24 hours, 7 days).

Information, support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Support and referrals for men including referrals to men’s behaviour change programs. Information for women wanting help with a male partner or family member.

Information about family relationship issues and  parenting arrangements after separation. Referrals to local services that can help.

Phone support and referrals for men who have experienced or used domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals including assistance with emergency accommodation (24 hours, 7 days).

Help with emergency housing for people affected by domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Information about community and public housing, rental bond loans and applications.

Referrals to homelessness services (24 hours, 7 days).

Legal help for tenants living in public and private residential housing.

Temporary help with caring for pets while leaving domestic and family violence.

Information about, and applications for child support.

People affected by domestic and family violence may be eligible for emergency relief (food, travel, phone, bills, utilities, clothing, etc).

Information, support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Some banks offer financial help to existing customers who are leaving domestic and family violence.

• Commonwealth Bank: 1800 222 387

• NAB: 1800 701 599

If you’re having trouble making repayments, all banks have financial hardship teams you can talk to.

Help with applying for a crisis payment and other benefits, as well as short-term counselling and referrals.

Legal help and financial counselling, including about credit, banking, debt recovery and insurance.

People affected by domestic and family violence on low incomes may be eligable for safe, fair and affordable credit.

www.nils.com.au

Website with services that can help refugees and asylum seekers with immigration advice. Find a local service here.

Legal help with immigration matters.

Information, safety planning, support and referrals for migrant women who have experienced family violence.

Online referrals to private lawyers in your local area or languages. Search online here.

Crisis phone counselling, referrals, help in reporting a sexual assault to police and preparing for court (24 hours, 7 days).

Website to report a sexual assault anonymously, information is passed on to police.

www.sara.org.au

Phone and internet counselling, support and referrals for LGBTIQ+ people and their families.

Information, support and referrals relating to elder abuse.

Advocacy for people receiving aged care services, including people experiencing elder abuse.

Family counselling and mediation to help older people and their families to resolve family conflict, plan for the future and prevent elder abuse.

A confidential service to report abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Reports can be made by family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability.

Support and advocacy for people with a disability to promote and protect their rights and community participation.

Find a Disability Advocate using the online finder.

Information, support and referrals for people with a disability, their family, friends or supports.

Phone counselling and referrals for people affected by gambling (24 hours, 7 days).

Phone, video or online counselling for anyone affected by suicide (24 hours, 7 days).

Crisis and suicide prevention counselling (24 hours, 7 days).

Alcohol and drug advice, crisis counselling, information and referrals.

Mental health support and referral service staffed by professionals (24 hours, 7 days).

Men’s Behaviour Change Programs provide support, group work, individual counselling and case management for men who use violence and want to change. It can also include support for women and children.

To get information and referrals to your local Men’s Behaviour Change Program, call the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491.

Legal help with family, criminal and civil law problems.

Legal help for people who are affected by domestic and family violence, with family law problems. For more information, see here.

Legal help provided by not-for-profit community organisations.

Find your local Community Legal Centre here.

 

Legal help for women about family law and domestic and family violence.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

General information about court procedures and your matter in the Magistrates Court. Most Domestic Violence Orders as well as child protection matters are dealt with in the Magistrates Court.

General information about applying to the Family Courts, court procedures and your matter in court.

Support for people affected by domestic and family violence with family law problems. Includes referrals, information and help with safety at court. For more information, see here.

Information, assistance and referrals for people who have experienced domestic and family violence. Support for people with Domestic Violence Order matters.

Information, support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals (24 hours, 7 days).

Domestic and family violence counselling for children, young people and adults. Can assist with emergency accommodation (24 hours, 7 days).

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals.

Support, information and referrals for children, young people and adults affected by domestic and family violence.

Support and referrals for men including referrals to men’s behaviour change programs. Information for women wanting help with a male partner or family member.

Information about family relationship issues and  parenting arrangements after separation. Referrals to local services that can help.

Phone support and referrals for men who have experienced or used domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Domestic and family violence counselling for women in Launceston.

Help with emergency housing for people affected by domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Referrals to homelessness services, applications for social housing and support and advice about private rentals.

Legal help for tenants living in public and private residential housing.

Temporary help with caring for pets while leaving domestic and family violence.

Information, support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Information about, and applications for child support.

People affected by domestic and family violence may be eligible for emergency relief (food, travel, phone, bills, utilities, clothing, etc).

Some banks offer financial help to existing customers who are leaving domestic and family violence.

• Commonwealth Bank: 1800 222 387

• NAB: 1800 701 599

If you’re having trouble making repayments, all banks have financial hardship teams you can talk to.

Help with applying for a crisis payment and other benefits, as well as short-term counselling and referrals.

Legal help and financial counselling, including about credit, banking, debt recovery and insurance.

People affected by domestic and family violence on low incomes may be eligable for safe, fair and affordable credit.

www.nils.com.au

Support, referrals and assistance with counselling or employment for people from migrant backgrounds.

Website with services that can help refugees and asylum seekers with immigration advice. Find a local service here.

Crisis phone counselling, referrals, help in reporting a sexual assault to police and preparing for court (24 hours, 7 days).

Website to report a sexual assault anonymously, information is passed on to police.

www.sara.org.au

Phone and internet counselling, support and referrals for LGBTIQ+ people and their families.

Information, support and referrals relating to elder abuse.

Legal help for older people.

Advocacy for people receiving aged care services, including people experiencing elder abuse.

Family counselling and mediation to help older people and their families to resolve family conflict, plan for the future and prevent elder abuse.

A confidential service to report abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Reports can be made by family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability.

Support and advocacy for people with a disability to promote and protect their rights and community participation.

Find a Disability Advocate using the online finder.

Information, support and referrals for people with a disability, their family, friends or supports.

Support and advocacy for people with disability or mental health issues, older people and people who use alcohol or drugs.

Alcohol and drug advice, crisis counselling, information and referrals (24 hours, 7 days).

Mental health support, assessment and referrals.

Phone counselling and referrals for people affected by gambling (24 hours, 7 days).

Phone, video or online counselling for anyone affected by suicide (24 hours, 7 days).

Crisis and suicide prevention counselling (24 hours, 7 days).

Men’s Behaviour Change Programs provide support, group work, individual counselling and case management for men who use violence and want to change. It can also include support for women and children.

To get information and referrals to your local Men’s Behaviour Change Program, call the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491. You can also call Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277 for information about their program, Men Engaging New Strategies.

Legal help with family, criminal and civil law problems.

Legal help for people who are affected by domestic and family violence, with family law problems. To get help, see here.

Legal help provided by not-for-profit community organisations.

Find your local Community Legal Centre here.

 

Legal help for women about family law, child protection and domestic and family violence.

Online referrals to private lawyers in your local  area or language. Find a private lawyer here.

Legal help with family law, child protection, housing, debt and immigration matters.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced domestic and family violence. Services in Melbourne, Warrnambool, Gippsland and Mildura.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Services in Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bairnsdale, Mildura, Heywood, Shepparton, Morwell and Swan Hill.

Online information about family violence and court procedures in Domestic Violence Order matters.

For information on Domestic Violence Orders see the Family Violence website.

To find your local Magistrate’s Court see here.

General information about court procedures and your child protection matter at the Children’s Court.

General information about applying to the Family Courts, court procedures and your matter in court.

Support for people affected by domestic and family violence with family law problems. Includes referrals, information and help with safety at court. To get help, see here.

Information and referrals for people in the Family Courts at Melbourne and Dandenong. For more information, see here.

Information, support and referrals for people affected by domestic and family violence in the court system.

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals (24 hours, 7 days).

Information, support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Support and referrals for men including referrals to men’s behaviour change programs. Information for women wanting help with a male partner or family member.

Information about family relationship issues and  parenting arrangements after separation. Referrals to local services that can help.

Phone support and referrals for men who have experienced or used domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals including assistance with emergency accommodation (24 hours, 7 days ).

Information and referral service for women, including about domestic and family violence.

Help with emergency housing for people affected by domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Referrals to homelessness services across Victoria (24 hours, 7 days).

Legal help for tenants living in public and private residential housing.

Temporary help with caring for pets while leaving domestic and family violence.

Information about community, public and social housing and applications.

Information, support and referrals for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Information about, and applications for child support.

People affected by domestic and family violence may be eligible for emergency relief (food, travel, phone, bills, utilities, clothing, etc).

Some banks offer financial help to existing customers who are leaving domestic and family violence.

• Commonwealth Bank: 1800 222 387

• NAB: 1800 701 599

If you’re having trouble making repayments, all banks have financial hardship teams you can talk to.

Help with applying for a crisis payment and other benefits, as well as short-term counselling and referrals.

Legal help and financial counselling, including about credit, banking, debt recovery and insurance.

People affected by domestic and family violence on low incomes may be eligable for safe, fair and affordable credit.

www.nils.com.au

Legal help with  immigration matters.

Online referrals to private lawyers in your local  area or language. Find a private lawyer here.

Website with services that can help refugees and asylum seekers with immigration advice. Find a local service here.

Legal help with refugee and immigration matters.

Legal help for migrants and refugees who have experienced domestic and family violence.

Legal help with refugee and immigration matters.

Crisis phone counselling, referrals, help in reporting a sexual assault to police and preparing for court (24 hours, 7 days).

Website to report a sexual assault anonymously, information is passed on to police.

www.sara.org.au

Phone and internet counselling, support and referrals for LGBTIQ+ people and their families.

Information, support and referrals relating to elder abuse.

Advocacy for people receiving aged care services, including people experiencing elder abuse.

Family counselling and mediation to help older people and their families to resolve family conflict, plan for the future and prevent elder abuse.

A confidential service to report abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Reports can be made by family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability.

Support and advocacy for people with a disability to promote and protect their rights and community participation.

Find a Disability Advocate using the online finder.

Information, support and referrals for people with a disability, their family, friends or supports.

Alcohol and drug phone counselling, information and referrals (24 hours, 7 days).

Mental health support and referral service staffed by professionals.

Phone counselling and referrals for people affected by gambling (24 hours, 7 days).

Phone, video or online counselling for anyone affected by suicide (24 hours, 7 days).

Crisis and suicide prevention counselling (24 hours, 7 days).

Men’s Behaviour Change Programs provide support, group work, individual counselling and case management for men who use violence and want to change. It can also include support for women and children.

To get information and referrals to your local Men’s Behaviour Change Program, call the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491.

Legal help with family, criminal and civil law problems.

Legal help for people who are affected by domestic and family violence, with family law problems. To get help, see here.

Legal help for women about family law, child protection and domestic and family violence..

Legal help provided by not-for-profit community organisations.

Find your local Community Legal Centre here.

 

Referrals to private lawyers in your local area or language. Find a lawyer online here.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced domestic and family violence. Services in Perth, Broome, Carnarvon, Kununurra, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and Port Hedland.

Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced domestic and family violence. Services in Fitzroy Crossing.

General information about applying to the Family Court, court procedures and your matter in court.

General information about court procedures and your matter in the Magistrates Court. Most Domestic Violence Orders are dealt with in the Magistrates Court. Find your local Magistrates Court here.

General information about court procedures and your child protection matter in the Children’s Court.

Support for people affected by domestic and family violence with family law problems. Includes referrals, information and help with safety at court. To get help, see here.

Information, non-legal advocacy and referrals for people in domestic and family violence situations. Support for people who have experienced violence at court with Domestic Violence Order matters.

Counselling, information and referrals including assistance with emergency accommodation (24 hours, 7 days).

Information, support and referral for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Domestic and family violence counselling, information and referrals (24 hours, 7 days).

Support for men who have used violence including referrals to men’s behaviour change programs (24 hours, 7 days).

Information about family relationship issues and  parenting arrangements after separation. Referrals to local services that can help.

Phone support and referrals for men who have experienced or used domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Help with emergency housing for women affected by domestic and family violence (24 hours, 7 days).

Homelessness services.

Legal help for tenants living in public and private residential housing.

Temporary help with caring for pets while leaving domestic and family violence.

Ask your support worker to make a referral for you.

For information about community and public housing, rental bond loans and applications, contact your local housing office.

Information, support and referral for victims of crime. Victims may be eligible for financial support.

Information about, and applications for child support.

People affected by domestic and family violence may be eligible for emergency relief (food, travel, phone, bills, utilities, clothing, etc).

Some banks offer financial help to existing customers who are leaving domestic and family violence.

• Commonwealth Bank: 1800 222 387

• NAB: 1800 701 599

If you’re having trouble making repayments, all banks have financial hardship teams you can talk to.

Help with applying for a crisis payment and other benefits, as well as short-term counselling and referrals.

Legal help and financial counselling, including about credit, banking, debt recovery and insurance.

People affected by domestic and family violence on low incomes may be eligable for safe, fair and affordable credit.

www.nils.com.au

YourToolkit is for women experiencing financial abuse, and guides you through 4 steps to achieve financial freedom.

Visit YourToolkit.

Referrals to private lawyers in your local area or language. Find a lawyer online here.

Website with services that can help refugees and asylum seekers with immigration advice. Find a local service here.

Legal help with immigration matters.

Support and referrals for migrant women who have experienced domestic and family violence.

Crisis phone counselling, referrals, help in reporting a sexual assault to police and preparing for court (24 hours, 7 days)

Website to report a sexual assault anonymously, information is passed on to police.

www.sara.org.au

Phone and internet counselling, support and referrals for LGBTIQ+ people and their families.

Information, support and referrals relating to elder abuse.

Advocacy for people receiving aged care services, including people experiencing elder abuse.

Family counselling and mediation to help older people and their families to resolve family conflict, plan for the future and prevent elder abuse.

Legal advice, information, referral and crisis counselling for older people experiencing elder abuse.

A confidential service to report abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Reports can be made by family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability.

Support and advocacy for people with a disability to promote and protect their rights and community participation.

Find a Disability Advocate using the online finder.

Information, support and referrals for people with a disability, their family, friends or supports.

Alcohol and drug advice, crisis counselling, information and referrals.

Phone counselling and referrals for people affected by gambling (24 hours, 7 days).

Mental health support and referral service staffed by mental health professionals (24 hours, 7 days).

Phone, video or online counselling for anyone affected by suicide (24 hours, 7 days).

Men’s Behaviour Change Programs provide support, group work, individual counselling and case management for men who use violence and want to change. It can also include support for women and children.

To get information and referrals to your local Men’s Behaviour Change Program, call the WA Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline on 1800 000 599.

 

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