National Hotlines

Police 0r Ambulance – 000

For immediate assistance from Police or Ambulance services

  • 1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732
    A 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.
  • National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline – 1800 880 052
    An Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability.
  • LifeLine  – 131 114
    A national number who 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 – 1800 551 800
    Telephone counselling for children and young people
    E-mail and web counselling www.kidshelp.com.au
  • Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277
    Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.
  • ASCA – 1300 657 380 (Adults Surviving Child Abuse)
    A service to adult survivors, their friends and family and the health care professionals who support them.
  • Australian Childhood Foundation – 1800 176 453 or 9874 3922
    Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse
  • Translating and Interpreting Service – 131 450
    Phone to gain access to an interpreter in your own language (free)

State and Territory Helplines

If you want help or information for yourself or someone else, here are the contact details for the domestic violence help lines for each State and Territory. You can contact them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Australian Capital Territory

        Domestic Violence Crisis Service – 02 6280 0900

        Rape Crisis Centre (24 Hours) – 02 6247 2525

        Canberra Men’s Centre – 02 6230 6999

New South Wales

        Domestic Violence Line – 1800 65 64 63 / 1800 671 442 TTY (Hearing impaired)

        Rape Crisis Service – 1800 424 017

        Interrelate Family Centres – 1300 736 966

Northern Territory

        Domestic Violence Crisis Line – 1800 019 116

        Sexual Assault Referral Centre – 08 8922 6472

Queensland

        Domestic Violence Telephone Service – 1800 811 811

        Sexual Assault Help Line – 1800 010 120

        Men’s Info Line – 1800 600 636

        QLD DV WebLink (a directory of QLD support services)  www.qlddomesticviolencelink.org.au/

South Australia

        Domestic Violence Helpline – 1300 782 200

        Yarrow Place Sexual Assault Service – 1800 817 421

Tasmania

        Family Violence Counselling and Support Service – 1800 608 122

        Family Violence Response & Referral – 1800 633 937

        Sexual Assault Support Service – 03 6231 1817

        Mens Line Australia – 1300 364 277

Victoria

        Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre – 1800 015 188 or 9322 3555

        Sexual Assault Crisis Line – 1800 806 292

        Men’s Referral Service – 1800 065 973

Western Australia

        Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline – 08 9223 1188/ 1800007 339

        Crisis Care – 1800 199 00808 or 9233 1111

        Sexual Assault Res. Centre – 08 9340 1828 or 1800 199 888

        Men’s Helpline – 08 9223 1199 or 1800 000 599

 

Legal Advice

 Legal Aid NSW 

Call 1300 888 529

Legal Aid ACT

Call 1300 654 314

Legal Services Commission of South Australia

Call 1300 366 424

Victoria Legal Aid

Call 1300 792 387

Legal Aid WA

Call 1300 650 579

Legal Aid QLD

Call 1300 651 188

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

Call 1800 019 343

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

1300 366 611