Other Domestic Violence Phone Support Services (24/7)
Lifeline 13 11 14
Child Protection 1800 273 889
FAMILY & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
For confidential support and information for those experiencing domestic violence:
The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is available 24 hours. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. Information and advice, referral to local advocacy and support services, police liaison when necessary, and assistance in escaping family and domestic violence situations are all provided. The service can also refer women to safe accommodation if required. Telephone interpreting service is available if needed.
MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns.
Kids Helpline – Free call 1800 551 800
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732
Confidential information, counselling and support service. Open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Legal & Court Support Services
Legal Aid – 1300 650 579
Legal Aid WA offers free or low-cost legal services to the community. They can help if you have questions about the law, if you are going to court, or need advice on a legal problem.
Victim Support Service – 9425 2850
The Victim Support Service offers confidential counselling and support services to victims of crime. Professional counsellors and trained volunteers provide these services.
The Victim Support Service can:
- provide information on the status of police investigations
- give information on court proceedings
- help write a victim impact statement
- provide counselling and support
- support victims during court proceedings
- provide information and referrals for other services
- help you understand your rights within the criminal justice system
- help with enquiries about criminal injuries compensation claims
Ground Floor, 445 Hay Street, Perth ● PO Box 3114, East Perth WA 6892
Circle Green is a community legal centre in Western Australia. They provide state-wide specialist legal services in employment, residential tenancy law, family and domestic violence, and migration services to assist people who are otherwise disadvantaged in their access to legal services.
Financial Support Services
For the contact number that best reflects your circumstance, please refer to the following links:
Centrelink can support people affected by family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals.
Housing Support Services
Housing Authority – 1800 093 325
The Housing Authority is an affordable housing provider involved in land development, housing construction and property management. The Housing Authority contributes to social and economic growth by:
- delivering quality housing that people can afford, and
- providing people with opportunities to prosper through homeownership.
Sexual Support Services
The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is the emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service for Perth, Western Australia. SARC also provides counselling in centres across the Perth metropolitan area to people who have experienced sexual assault (rape) and sexual abuse in the past. SARC is a free, confidential service. It is NOT part of the Police; however, SARC will support a person’s decision to involve the police.
Medical Support Services
Local GPs list
Local hospital list
Counselling Support Services
To search for counselling services close to you, please click on the link https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/getting-help/counselling/
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services
Derbal Yerrigan – 08 9374 1400
6 Centennial Place Midland WA 6056
Derbal Yerrigan provides holistic and culturally secure health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in the Perth metropolitan region.
Aboriginal Legal Service – 08 9265 6666
7 Aberdeen Street Perth WA 6004 (near McIver Train Station)
ALSWA provides legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Western Australia.
Djinda Service – 6164 0650
Level 1, 156 Railway Pde, West Leederville WA 6007
Djinda Service supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children in the Perth metropolitan area affected by family violence and sexual assault. Djinda comprises Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women, mothers and sisters who care about the future of Aboriginal communities. They provide advocacy, referrals and support to a range of services, including:
- Crisis accommodation
Djinda Service can provide lawyers to represent victims of family violence in court, and legal advice regarding:
- Restraining orders
- Child protection
- Victims’ compensation where it relates to family violence
- Family law, including payment of child support
- They also provide community education in identifying and responding to family violence.
Wungening Aboriginal Corporation – 9221 1411
211 Royal Street, East Perth WA 6004
Wungening Services respond to clients’ needs by assessing holistically and providing culturally appropriate services. Services include:
- Alcohol and other drug support
- In-home support services
Other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services can be found in:
Ruah’s Aboriginal Resources Directory https://view.publitas.com/ruah-community-services-1/ard_2018_v1/page/1
Non-English Speaking Services
Most services have Interpreters available. For services specific to the needs of people from non-English speaking backgrounds, please see below:
ISHAR Multicultural Services – (08) 9249 3646
Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre encourages the health and wellbeing of women of all ages and from all cultural backgrounds. Ishar’s service delivery aims to be flexible and responsive to participating women’s needs, providing information, referral, counselling, training, and support.
Provides direct financial assistance to women in refuges on temporary visas. They provide financial assistance to women exiting a refuge to purchase white goods or other essential items.
Primary strategies to prevent men’s violence against women.
Understand your legal rights as a tenant with up-to-date legislation.
Empowering Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online, eSafety has powers relating to cyberbullying, image-based abuse, and illegal and harmful online content.
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) is an independent, not-for-profit company established as an initiative under Australia’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. It is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and all State and Territory governments of Australia, who are members of the company.
Our Watch was established to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that underpin and create violence against women and children.
The Line is a website about relationships, gender, sex, bystander action, technology and communication for young people. The focus is on keeping healthy and respectful behaviours and avoiding crossing the line that makes someone feel frightened, intimidated or diminished.