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If you’re experiencing domestic violence, there are services available to help you regardless of where you live in Australia. The following domestic violence helplines can put you in touch with the right service for your needs, or provide a listening ear. They’re available 24/7 nationally or locally in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, NT, TAS and ACT.

This can help if:

  • you’re a victim of domestic violence
  • you want to know what help is available
  • you have questions about domestic violence.
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National support services

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000 immediately.

The National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line

A free and confidential telephone and online service for any Australian experiencing, or who has experienced, domestic or family violence and/or sexual assault. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Phone: 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732

Translating and Interpreting Service

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: call 133 677 and ask them to contact 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732.

Speak and Listen: call 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.

ACT

Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT

www.dvcs.org.au

Phone: (02) 6280 0900

NSW

Domestic Violence Line

www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au/home

Phone: 1800 65 64 63

QLD

DV Connect

www.dvconnect.org

Phone: 1800 811 811

VIC

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Center

www.safesteps.org.au

Phone: 1800 015 188 or 03 9322 3555

WA

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline

Phone: 1800 007 339 or (08) 9223 1188

SA

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Phone: 1300 782 200

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

Phone: 1800 800 098

TAS

Family Violence Response Referral line

www.safeathome.tas.gov.au/about_us

Phone: 1800 633 937

NT

Dawn House

Phone: (08) 8945 1388

What can I do now?

  • Contact 1800 RESPECT to find out more information and get support.
  • Call 000 if you’re in immediate danger.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel you’re in an abusive relationship, seek help.