Family, Domestic & Sexual Violence Support

 

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000 or go to the nearest hospital. Below are support services. Talking to someone you trust, contact your GP, a counsellor, psychologist or a psychiatrist can also be helpful

Support Services

1800 Respect

Support to people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse. All calls and chats are with a trained counsellor who will provide information and counselling and referrals to services or support.

1800 737 732

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1800RESPECT for women with disability

Sunny is 1800RESPECTs app for women with disability who have experienced violence or abuse. Sunny can support women to tell their story, understand what has happened, know their rights and find people who can help.

Sunny App

Free to download from the App Store or Google Play Store

Full Stop Australia

National trauma counselling and recovery service for people of all ages and genders experiencing sexual, domestic and family violence. This service is free and confidential.

1800 385 578

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1800 Elder Help

ElderHELP is a free call phone number that automatically redirects callers seeking information and advice on Elder abuse to the phone service in their state or territory

1800 353 374

Blue Knot Helpline

Blue knot provides specialist phone counselling service for adult survivors of childhood trauma including abuse.

1300 657 380

Available 9am to 5pm (AEST), 7 days a week.

Bravehearts

Bravehearts provides support and advice for people affected by child sexual abuse.

1800 272 831

Available Mon to Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm AEST

My Blue Sky

Provides free legal and migration support to people experiencing forced marriage and other forms of modern slavery in Australia.

02 9514 8115

Text +61 481 070 844 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday) Email help@mybluesky.org.au or visit

Say it Out Loud

For anyone in Australia whose life has been impacted by men’s use of violence or abusive behaviours.

131 450 (within Australia)

Phone: +613 9268 8332 (outside Australia) A national resource for LGBTQ+ communities and service professionals working with people who have experienced sexual, domestic and family violence.

Brother to brother

Brother to Brother provides phone support for Aboriginal men who need to talk to someone about relationship issues, family violence, parenting, drug and alcohol issues or who are struggling to cope for other reasons. Staffed by Aboriginal men, including Elders, who have a lived experience in these issues.

1800 435 799

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

knowmore

knowmore assists survivors of child sexual abuse by providing free legal advice and support regarding justice and redress options (including the National Redress Scheme).

1800 605 762

Available Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm

Men’s Referral Service

For anyone in Australia whose life has been impacted by men’s use of violence or abusive behaviours.

1300 766 491

Rainbow Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Helpline

For anyone from the LGBTIQA+ community whose life has been impacted by sexual domestic and/or family violence. This service is free and confidential.

1800 497 212

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Translating & Interpreting Service

Provides access to phone and on site interpreting services in over 150 languages.

Services Australia

Can help you with family and domestic violence concerns, access payments and connect you to other support services

eSafety Commissioner

A complaints based reporting scheme for cyberbullying of children, serious adult cyber abuse, image based abuse (sharing, or threatening to share, intimate images without the consent of the person shown) and illegal and restricted content.

Head to Health

Head to Health's website provides services and providers that operate within Australia to support individuals with their mental health and well-being goals.