Support and Services


If you are feeling unsafe right now, please call the police immediately on 000.


Below are a number of services and organisations that provide support and assistance to women and children subjected to violence. You might also wish to consider seeking other support from specialist services listed here.



1800 RESPECT is Australia’s national 24-hour telephone counselling hotline that supports victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 1800 RESPECT provides telephone and online counselling from qualified and experienced professionals.

Call 1800 737 732 to access counselling. 


Safe Steps Victoria

If you are in Victoria, you can call the Safe Steps 24/7 family violence response line on 1800 015 188 for support and information.


Domestic Violence Line NSW

Domestic Violence Line NSW is a statewise free-call number and is available 24/7. The Domestic Violence Line provides telephone counselling, information and referrals.  The line can be reached on 1800 656 463


Women’s Legal Services

Women in need of legal advice can contact a women’s legal service in their state. You can find a list of women’s legal centres in each state and territory on this page.


For more information on support services in your region, please visit Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria’s support services page.


Ask Izzy

“Ask Izzy” is a mobile site providing resources and support to people experiencing violence. This involves housing, financial help, counselling, legal advice, education and advocacy among other categories. Find out more on their website