Useful Links

If you are in danger, please call Police 000 for immediate assistance or Crisis Care on 1800 199 088 or (08) 9223 1111 

Other Domestic Violence Phone Support Services (24/7)

Entry Point 08 6496 0001 or 1800 124 68

Lifeline 13 11 14

Child Protection 1800 273 889

FAMILY & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

For confidential support and information for those experiencing domestic violence:

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline – (08) 9223 1188 or Free Call 1800 007 330

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.

Men’s Domestic Violence Help Line – 9223 1199 or Free Call 1800 000 599

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

https://www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/get-legal-help

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

https://courts.justice.wa.gov.au/_files/VSS_Victim_Support_Service.pdf

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

Circle Green Community Legal

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

Centrelink

For the contact number that best reflects your circumstance, please refer to the following links:

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/centrelink

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

SARC – 1800 199 888 or 6458 1828

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

https://healthengine.com.au/find/gp/Perth/

Local hospital list

https://www.myhospitals.gov.au/search?filter=hospital&q=perth

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/

Parenting Helpline

1800 654 432
(08) 9223 1466

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services

Derbal Yerrigan – 08 9374 1400

http://www.dyhs.org.au/index.php/our-clinics/midland

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:

  • Legal
  • Counselling
  • 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
  • Counselling
  • 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

https://www.ishar.org.au/

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Centre for Women’s Safety & WELLBEING

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.

White Ribbon Australia

Primary strategies to prevent men’s violence against women.

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT

Understand your legal rights as a tenant with up-to-date legislation.

E-SAFETY COMMISSIONER

Empowering Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online, eSafety has powers relating to cyberbullying, image-based abuse, and illegal and harmful online content.

ANROWS

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

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

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.