If you need help
If you are the victim of domestic violence or homelessness, you can get help. Please have a look at the Safety Planning Booklet or refer to one of the services below:
If you are in immediate danger, please call 000.
The below services are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Police Assistance Line
Rape Crisis Service
1800 424 017
Interrelate Family Centres
1300 736 966
1800 152 152
1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732
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 and family violence can happen to men too. Perpetrators of violence against men include their children, wives or partners, parents, siblings and carers. Male victims of domestic violence often feel a sense of shame about their abuse. It is important to remember that it is never your fault. If you are male and are a domestic violence victim there are services that can help you.
MensLine Australia (24 hours)
1300 78 99 78 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
The following websites offer more information:
NSW Family & Community Services – domestic violence
NSW Family & Community Services – homelessness
MensLine Australia – male victims of domestic violence
Daisy is an app that connects women around Australia to services. It can link you up with a service phone number, be used to search the internet for more information and let you know what to expect when contacting a service. Daisy provides women with an easy way to find a wide range of services. Family members and friends can use Daisy to gather information and support a loved one’s decision making.
Daisy has been developed with input by all State and Territory governments, and funded by the Australian Government under the Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.