Find Help

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing violence and needs assistance or support, please contact one of the support services below.

In an emergency situation call Police or Ambulance: 000

There are national-based agencies that can help 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

  • 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    24 hour, National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
  • Lifeline: 131 114
    A national number that can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State (24 hours)
  • Mensline Australia: 1300 78 99 78
    Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties.
  • Kids Help Line: Freecall: 1800 551 800.
    Telephone counselling for children and young people. For e-mail and web counselling visit
  • Australian Childhood Foundation: 1800 176 453 or 9874 3922
    Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse. Visit or
  • Relationships Australia:  Call 1300 364 277 or Vic (03) 9261 8700
    Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.Visit:
  • ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse): 1300 657 380
     A service to adult survivors, their friends and family and the health care professionals who support them. Visit
  • National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1800 880 052
    An Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability. Visit
  • Safe Step Family Violence Centre: 1800 015 188
    If you are escaping family violence, this service will assess your safety needs. They will arrange emergency or crisis accommodation if needed or link you with a local family violence support service. 
  • Homelessness Assistance: 1800 825 955
    A housing and support worker will take your call and refer you to help in your local area. If you call out of business hours, they will connect you to Salvation Army Crisis Services.

Updated : 9:54 AM, 7 August 2017

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