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Counselling, support and advice

Domestic and family violence services provide a range of assistance such as counselling and support to people affected by domestic and family violence, including children.

Many also have information and programs available for people who use domestic and family violence in relationships.

You can search for a support service by service region or suburb, or service category.


How to get help

In an emergency call the police on triple zero (000).

DVConnect Womensline
Phone: 1800 811 811
(24 hours, 7 days a week)
Womensline helps women to obtain safe refuge accommodation, confidential counselling and referral to other services.

DVConnect Mensline
Phone: 1800 600 636
(9am to midnight, 7 days a week)
Mensline provides confidential counselling, information and referral to men affected by domestic and family violence.

Kids Helpline
Phone: 1800 55 1800
(24 hours, 7 days per week)

Phone: 13 11 14
(24 hour Crisis Counselling Line)

Domestic and family violence resources

These resources provide information about domestic and family violence, including contact details about where to get help and how to support someone experiencing abuse.

Approved providers of approved intervention programs or counselling

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (the Act) is administered under the principle that people who commit domestic and family violence should be held accountable for their use of violence and, if possible, provided with an opportunity to change.

To support this principle, the Act includes provision for the court to make an intervention order for the respondent (perpetrator) when a domestic violence order is being made or varied. This intervention order will require the respondent to attend an approved provider for assessment of their suitability to participate in an approved intervention program and/or counselling.

Specific information about intervention orders can be found in sections 68-75 of the Act. Browse through the Approved providers and approved intervention programs list.

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Last updated:
21 June 2018
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