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Domestic, Family and Relationship Violence Support and Services

**Red denotes a local area service

Domestic and Family Violence Support and Services

  • NSW Domestic Violence Line  - 1800 656 463
    24hr Telephone counselling and referrals for accommodation, family support, hospitals and health centres or the police, legal services, court assistance schemes and explain what an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) is and how to apply for one.
  • 1800RESPECT - 1800 737 732
    24hr telephone and online counselling and information.
  • Mensline Australia - 1300 78 99 78
    24hr support for men anytime, anywhere – particularly those concerned about their own violent behaviour.
  • Lifeline - 13 11 14
    24hr telephone crisis support.
  • Police - Leichhardt Local Area Command - 9552 8099 - In an emergency contact - 000.

Local Support for Women - Face to Face Support

Reporting Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Child Protection Helpline - 132 111 or (TTY 1800 212 936)
  • NSW Government Department of Family & Community Services
    24hr reporting line: Anyone who suspects, on reasonable grounds, that a child or young person is at risk of being neglected or physically, sexually or emotionally abused, should report it to Community Services.

Young People

  • Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
    24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
  • eHeadspace - 1800 650 890
    9am - 1am (7 days) eHeadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth professional.
  • Twenty10 - 1800 652 010
    9am – 5pm (5 days) Specialised youth support where young people aged 12 – 26 obtain information, referrals, support, advocacy, counselling & accommodation.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Services

  • Another Closet
    2015 publication written for people in LGBTQI relationships who are, or may be, experiencing domestic and family violence.
    Download Another Closet here
  • Safe Relationships Project, Inner City Legal Centre - 1800 244 481
    Court support, free legal advice and casework service for LGBTQI people experiencing or escaping domestic and family violence. The SRP has a Safe Room for LGBTQI victims of domestic and family violence at the Downing Centre in Sydney.
  • ACON - 1800 063 060
    ACON supports LGBTQI people who have experienced domestic or family violence through support and information sharing.
  • The Gender Centre and the Transgender Anti-Violence Project – 1800 069 115
    Counselling, education, support, referrals and advocacy in relation to reporting violence such as domestic and family violence, sexual violence, anti- transgender harassment and hate crimes.
  • QLife Australia - 1800 184 527
    3pm - 12am every day phone support, counselling and referral service for LQBTQI people of all ages.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services

  • For a detailed list of services please go to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service map
  • Wirringa Baiya - (02) 9569 3847 or 1800 686 587
    Support for women and children who are experiencing domestic and family violence or sexual assault
  • Health Info Net
    Information about services for Indigenous Australians, including domestic and family violence and sexual assault services
  • Gunawirra - (02) 9810 2312
    Empowering young aboriginal parents with babies and young children to intervene in their own lives.

Services for Women from Migrant, Refugee or CALD Communities

  • Immigrant Women’s Speakout - (02) 9635 8022
    Advice, referrals and assistance to immigrant women, including those who have experienced violence or abuse

Legal Services

Homelessness and Accommodation

  • NSW Domestic Violence Line - 1800 656 463
    For women and children seeking crisis accommodation.
  • Link2home - 1800 152 152
    24hr information and referral service to specialist homelessness services, support services, temporary accommodation and other services in NSW.
  • Young Peoples Refuge - 0424 890 157
    Supported accommodation for young women 13-17yrs.
  • Staying Home Leaving Violence
    A support program available in many regions which assists people experiencing domestic and family violence to remain in their homes, supported by an AVO which excludes the abuser from residing there (exclusion order).

Translating Services

  • Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) - 131450
  • TTY or Relay Service
    24hr access for people who are deaf and hearing impaired.
    For emergency TTY calls - 106
    For emergency access via the internet
    For non-emergency TTY calls - 133 677

Sexual Assault Services

Other Services

  • The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline - 1800 880 052
    Telephone service for reporting cases of neglect and abuse of disabled members of the community.
    Monday – Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm
    Sat & Sunday 10:00am – 9:00pm
    National Relay Service - 1800 555 677
    Interpreter service - 131 450
  • NSW Elder Abuse Helpline - 1800 628 221
    Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm
    Elder Abuse is any act within a relationship of implied trust, which harms an older person. It includes financial, psychological, physical, verbal, sexual abuse, and neglect.
  • Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
    24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone and online counselling to people 15 years and over who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal, bereaved by suicide
    or supporting people affected by suicide.