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Domestic and family violence resources

Western Adelaide Domestic Violence Service

Phone 8268 7700 / 1800 800 098
Monday - Friday  8:30am - 5pm

At the Western Adelaide Domestic Violence Service we can provide:

  • Safe, supported crisis and short term accommodation.
  • Domestic and family violence counselling and support via the phone or face to face.
  • Domestic violence educational programs and support groups for women and children.
  • Referral and information about: health, legal, financial, accommodation and immigration matters.
  • Assistance for women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-English speaking backgrounds.
  • Access for women with disabilities.

Resources for people who need help


National Sexual Assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. Open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

Lifeline Australia

13 11 14
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Kids help line

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.

Men's Referral Service

1300 766 491
This service from No to Violence offers assistance, information and counselling to help men who use family violence.
Call if you would like help with male behavioural and relationship concerns.

Mensline Australia

1300 789 978
Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties. 24/7 telephone and online support an information service for Australian men.


LGBTQAi+ support line
1800 184 527 3pm – Midnight everyday
QLife provides anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Our services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals.  Beyond the telephone, QLife offers webchat for people who prefer online interactions or for whom the phone is impractical.

Relationships Australia

1300 364 277
Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.

Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline
1800 019 123
Victims Services has a dedicated contact line for Aboriginal victims of crime who would like information on victims' rights, how to access counselling and financial assistance.

Migrant Women’s Support Service
8346 9417
Migrant Women’s Support Service, along with regional domestic violence services, works with migrant women and children of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to provide them with culturally sensitive risk and needs assessments, safety planning, support, information, advocacy and referral to and other relevant services.

Translating & Interpreting Service
13 14 50
Gain free access to a telephone   or on-site interpreter in your own language. Immediate phone interpreting is   available 24 hours, every day of the year.

Blue Knot Foundation

1300 657 380
Telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them. Call between 9am-5pm for counselling services or email at

Resources to support awareness raising campaigns

Let’s Stop it At the Start

A range of resources, tools and other products have been developed as part of the Stop it at the Start campaign. They can help parents, family members and other influencers reflect on their own attitudes and behaviours, and start a conversation about respect with young people. All products available for viewing and downloading.

White Ribbon

White Ribbon’s purpose: To engage men to make women’s safety a man’s issue too. What white Ribbon does includes: advocacy; primary prevention; campaigning; efforts to engage men.

16 days of activism

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

Resources for information, education and training material

Our Watch

Our Watch was established to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children. Our Watch provide resources, publications and research.


ANROWS is a non-government organisation dedicated to producing evidence to reduce violence against women.

Digital Resources

Bursting the Bubble
What's OK at Home?

This website for young people has been developed by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. It has been designed to help people understand what family violence is, why it happens, how to recognise it and how to help others who are experiencing it.

Smartphone support services app

Daisy is an app developed to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area. The app includes safety features to help protect your privacy. However, domestic violence service apps are only recommended to those who have safe   and secure access to their phone.