'See What You Made Me Do' examines the national crisis of domestic abuse. This is a list of essential support services, and organisations working on the frontline.
7 Apr 2021 - 12:02 PM  UPDATED 27 Apr 2021 - 11:41 AM

If you, or someone you know, needs assistance please contact the following organisations:

1800 RESPECT

Telephone: 1800 737 732
Web: 1800RESPECT.org.au

Kids Helpline

Telephone: 1800 55 1800
Web: kidshelpline.com.au

Men’s Referral Service

Telephone: 1300 766 491
Web: ntv.org.au

MensLine Australia

Telephone: 1300 789 978
Web: mensline.org.au

Lifeline

Telephone: 13 11 14
Web: www.lifeline.org.au

In an emergency call 000

 

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The following websites are trusted sources of guidance and information about ways to help. This list focuses on organisations working on the frontline, particularly those working with culturally and linguistically diverse Australians.  

 

Department of Social Services – Help is Here 

Provides information on support services available to anyone affected by domestic and family violence, to help them access the support they need, when they need it.

 

Kids Under Cover 

Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness.

 

Sane Australia 

National mental health charity helping people affected by complex mental health issues through support, research and advocacy. 

 

Relationships Australia 

Community-based, not-for-profit provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

 

Family Matters

National campaign to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up in family, community and culture.

 

Aboriginal Family Legal Services – Ochre Ribbon Campaign 

Campaign to raise awareness of violence in Aboriginal families and to reduce its impact.

 

eSafety Women 

eSafety Women provides support and advice to help women experiencing technology-facilitated abuse, including resources in 15 languages.

 

Safe Steps 

Victoria’s statewide response service for women, young people and children experiencing family violence.

 

No To Violence 

Works with men who use family violence, and the sector that supports them to change their abusive and violent behaviour.

 

Lisa Harnum Foundation

Supports and empowers families affected by domestic violence while striving to prevent and end the cycle of abuse through education and social change.

 

Victims of Crime Assistance League 

Assists people harmed by crime throughout NSW, through victim support and advocacy. 

 

Communicare Breathing Space 

Behaviour change program for men who have been abusive in their intimate partner and family relationships run by Communicare, located in Western Australia.

 

Sahara House Brisbane       

‘The Women’s Sahara is new community welfare initiative of the Brisbane Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) Inc and is managed by JK Diversity Consultants to provide social welfare and emergency crisis accommodation for any Indian women affected by domestic and family violence, homelessness or financial hardship across Queensland.’

 

YFS 

Based in Logan, Queensland, supports people who are impacted by domestic and family violence. Also works with men who use violence or control in their relationships to help them understand, acknowledge and change their behaviour. 

 

Waminda 

A culturally safe and holistic service based in Nowra (NSW) providing women and their Aboriginal families an opportunity to belong and receive quality health and well-being support. 

 

Red Rose Foundation 

Actively works to end domestic and family violence-related deaths in Australia.

 

Mary’s House 

Community-funded refuge on the lower north shore of Sydney (NSW) providing support to women and their children escaping domestic violence.

 

DV West 

Provides support services by women, for women and children in the Nepean, Blue Mountains, Blacktown/Hills and Hawkesbury districts in NSW. Prioritises the safety needs of women and children affected by domestic and family violence and advocates for creating non-violent communities.

 

Doctors Against Violence Towards Women 

A group of over 700 doctors from across Australia and New Zealand, with a commitment to combating domestic abuse against women, in all its forms (physical, emotional, financial and coercive control etc).

 

Safe At Home (Tasmania)  

Tasmania’s integrated criminal justice response to family violence involving a range of services working together to address the risk and safety needs of victims and children, and hold perpetrators accountable.

 

WESNET 

National peak body for specialist women’s domestic and family violence services. Plays an important role in identifying unmet needs, canvassing new and emerging issues, facilitating policy and sector debate and providing expert advice to government to provide improved responses to the problem of domestic and family violence. 

 

Micah Projects 

Based in Queensland, a not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families according to their needs and capacity.

 

ANROWS 

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. An independent, not-for-profit research organisation established to produce evidence to support the reduction of violence against women and their children.

 

Salvation Army 

Provides a wide range of services around the country to support women and women with children impacted by family and domestic violence.

 

WAYSS 

Located in Melbourne, provides specialist support for people at risk of physical, financial or emotional abuse, assisting with access to different services including crisis accommodation.