Below you’ll find a list of organisations that assist with help and referrals if you’re experiencing violence. 

DVNSW is not a direct support service. These resources may be able to assist you in getting safe, professional help and support.  

Please note that DVNSW does not necessarily endorse the organisations listed. 

If you are in immediate danger, please contact the police on 000.

1800Respect

Nationwide

PHONE: 1800 737 732
WEBSITE: 1800respect.org.au

24/7 National counselling helpline, information and support

Domestic violence Line

NSW State-wide

PHONE: 1800 656 643
WEBSITE: facs.nsw.gov.au/domestic-violence

24/7 Domestic Violence helpline for information, support and referrals to services near you.

NSW Rape Crisis

NSW State-wide

PHONE: 1800 424 017
WEBSITE: rape-dvservices.org.au

24/7 National counselling helpline

Domestic & Family Violence Counselling Service

NSW State-wide

PHONE: 1800 211 028
WEBSITE: rape-dvservices.org.au

8am-8pm AEST, Monday – Friday

Link2home

Nationwide

PHONE: 1800 211 028
WEBSITE: facs.nsw.gov.au/housing/help/ways/are-you-homeless 

24/7 Link2home is the statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

No To Violence – Men’s Referral Service

NSW State-wide

PHONE: 1300 766 491 
WEBSITE: ntv.org.au

24/7 Telephone helpline for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour. Also provides support and referrals for women and men seeking information on behalf of their male partners, friends or family members, and workers in a range of agencies seeking assistance for their clients who are men.

Victim Support Services

NSW State-wide

PHONE: 1800 633 063
WEBSITE: victimsservices.justice.nsw.gov.au

Victims Services helps victims of crime in NSW access services and entitlements to assist in their recovery.

Kids Helpline

Nationwide

PHONE: 1800 55 1800 
WEBSITE: kidshelpline.com.au

24/7 Telephone counselling service for children and young people aged 5-25 years

Women’s Legal Advice Line 

NSW State-wide

PHONE: 1800 801 501 
WEBSITE: wlsnsw.org.au/contact-us

Tues 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Thurs 9.30am – 12.30pm. Free confidential legal information, advice and referrals for women in NSW with a focus on family law, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line

NSW State-wide

PHONE: 1800 810 784 
WEBSITE: wlsnsw.org.au/contact-us

Mons 1.30pm – 4.40pm. Tues 9.30am – 12.30pm. Thurs 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Free confidential legal information, advice and referrals for women in NSW with a focus on domestic violence and Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders. 

Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Legal Services

NSW State-wide

PHONE: 1800 686 587 

WEBSITE: wirringabaiya.org.au

9am-5pm Provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women victims-survivors of violence with access to appropriate legal representation, advocacy, advice, and referral.

WOMEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT ADVOCACY SERVICES

NSW State-wide

PHONE: 1800 938 227

WEBSITE: legalaid.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/community-partnerships/womens-domestic-violence-court-advocacy-program

Provides advocacy, support and understanding of the ADVO and criminal justice processes. 

IMMIGRATION ADVICE AND RIGHTS CENTRE

NSW State-wide

PHONE: 02 8234 0799 

WEBSITE: iarc.asn.au/

Tues & Thurs 2pm-4pm Provides free information, legal advice and representation in relation to family and humanitarian migration, citizenship, visa cancellations, and people on temporary visas who have experienced family violence.

Acon

Sydney Area

PHONE: 02 9206 2000

Website: acon.org.au

Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Confidential fee-based short term counselling (up to 12 sessions) for LGBTI people seeking support in relation to their mental health and wellbeing.

Q LIFE

NSW State-Wide

PHONE: 1800 184 527 

Website: qlife.org.au

3pm – Midnight. QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

Twenty10

NSW State-Wide

PHONE: 02 8594 9555

Website: twenty10.org.au

Providing a broad range of specialised services for young LBGTIQ+ people 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support

Alternatively the Human Services Network (HSNET) provides an up to date searchable directory of domestic and family violence services available in NSW.

You can access HSNet here.