If you find yourself in a relationship or situation in which you feel unsafe, there are a number of women’s and youth services available in Australia that can offer accommodation and support, counselling and domestic violence advice. However, should you feel as if you are in immediate physical danger, be sure to contact the Police on 000 for police attendance.
The Domestic Violence Helpline is a telephone counselling service run by the NSW state government for people experiencing domestic violence, and can refer you to refuges, shelters and other resources.
Phone: 1800 656 463
The Come In Youth Resource Centre is a resource centre aimed at young people and addressing issues of homelessness, youth mental health, and addiction, and provides assistance with education, employment and training.
461-463 Oxford Street
PADDINGTON NSW 2021
Phone: (02) 9331 2691 or 1800 249 740
Headspace is an Australian youth mental health initiative which focuses on providing mental health services to 12 – 25 years, with several branches in Sydney.
DVConnect is a statewide domestic violence service in Queensland, which can provide telephone counselling, crisis intervention, and referrals to emergency refuge and shelters.
Phone (Womensline): 1800 811 811
Phone (Mensline): 1800 600 636
The Young Parents Programs are run by the Department of Social Services and can offer resources such as access to playgrounds and parent groups and donated baby and young child supplies, as well as access to other services and programs.
PO Box 573
TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Phone: (07) 4771 4349
Headspace is an Australian youth mental health initiative which focuses on providing mental health services to 12 – 25 years, with branches in Southport and Meadowbrook.
CrisisCare is a telephone service that offers information and counselling for people in crisis situations which can include domestic violence, child wellbeing or homelessness. Crisis Care can help you access various shelters and services in South Australia
Phone: 13 16 11
The SA Regional Domestic Violence Service provides a telephone line for counselling and support in relation to domestic and family violence.
Phone (business hours): 1800 800 098 or 1300 782 200
Phone (after hours): 1800 003 308
The Uniting Communities Family and Relationship Counselling service offers individual and couple counselling and family violence counselling focusing on family violence.
Family and Relationship Counselling, Uniting Communities
1st Floor, 10 Pitt Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8202 5190
Centrecare is a non-profit organisation that provides a range of services, and can provide accommodation and support services to women who have or are experiencing domestic violence.
SafeSteps is a Victorian domestic violence organisation for people experiencing domestic violence, and can refer you to refuges, shelters and other resources. They also run a 24/7 domestic violence helpline.
Phone: 1800 015 188
Oxygen is a youth mental health program based in Melbourne, Victoria which offers clinic services and education to people aged 15 – 25 years of age. To access this service, you will need a referral.
Crisis Care is a telephone service that offers information and counselling for people in crisis situations which can include domestic violence, child wellbeing or homelessness. Crisis Care can help you access various shelters and services in Western Australia.
Phone: (08) 9223 1111
Centrecare is a non-profit organisation that offers a wide range of outreach services in Perth, including counselling, women’s shelters and mediation services.
456 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9325 6644
YouthLink is a mental health organisation for 13 – 24 year olds that provides mental health counselling, consultations and training in relation to trauma, grief, alcohol and drug use and relationships.
223 James Street
NORTHBRIDGE WA 6003
Phone: 1300 362 569
The Youth Legal Service is a non-profit organisation that provides legal services to under 25’s.