Support for domestic violence

By  ReachOut     |    Updated: 17th May, 2017    |    2 min read

There are a number of services available for you regardless of where you live in Australia. National services like 1800 RESPECT can support you no matter what state or territory you are in. But there are also state and territory based services in Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.

 You can find out more about:
  • Domestic violence services
  • Relationship support services

National Services

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000 immediately. Help is available from many services in Australia. The following Domestic Violence Lines are gateway services that can put you in touch with the service right for your needs, or provide a listening ear. They are all available 24/7 so regardless of the time you can get support.

1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732
The National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line is a free telephone and online confidential service for any Australian experiencing or who has experienced domestic or family violence and/or sexual assault. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Translating and Interpreting Service
National Call 13 14 50 and ask them to contact 1800 RESPECT

National Relay Service (for callers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment)
TTY/Voice Calls – phone 133 677 and ask them to contact 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732
Speak and Listen – phone 1300 555 727 and ask them to contact 1800 RESPECT

Internet relay users
Visit the National Relay Service website and ask them to contact 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732


Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT
02 6280 0900


Domestic Violence Line
1800 65 64 63


DV Connect Women’s Line
1800 811 811


Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service
1800 015 188 or 03 9322 3555


Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline
08 9223 1188 or 1800 007 339


Domestic Violence Crisis Service
1300 782 200

Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway Service
(including Domestic Violence Help Line)
1800 800 098


Family Violence Response Referral line
1800 633 937


Dawn House
08 8945 1388

What can I do now?

  • Contact 1800 RESPECT to find out more information and get support.
  • If you are in immediate danger, call 000.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel you are in an abusive relationship, you have every right to leave.

Also check the related topics:  

Domestic violence Do you need help now?

Factsheet provided by ReachOut


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