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.
PHONE: 1800 737 732
24/7 National counselling helpline, information and support.
Domestic Violence Line
PHONE: 1800 656 463
24/7 Domestic Violence helpline for information, support and referrals to services near you.
Full Stop Australia
PHONE: 1800 385 578
24/7 National counselling helpline
NSW Sexual Violence Helpline
PHONE: 1800 424 017
8am-8pm AEST, Monday – Friday
PHONE: 1800 152 152
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
PHONE: 1300 766 491
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
PHONE: 1800 633 063
Victims Services helps victims of crime in NSW access services and entitlements to assist in their recovery.
PHONE: 1800 55 1800
24/7 Telephone counselling service for children and young people aged 5-25 years
Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line
PHONE: 1300 888 529 (Law Access NSW)
WEBSITE: Domestic Violence Unit – Legal Aid NSW
The Domestic Violence Unit is a specialist domestic and family violence service at Legal Aid NSW. There is no cost involved to see lawyers or social workers. If you would like more information about the DVU and services provided by the Domestic Violence Unit, please phone 9219 6300.
Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Legal Services
PHONE: 1800 686 587
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
PHONE: 1800 938 227
Provides advocacy, support and understanding of the ADVO and criminal justice processes.
Women’s Legal Service NSW
PHONE: (02) 8745 6988 / Rural 1800 801 501
WLSNSW provide specialist legal services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, family law, discrimination, victims support, child protection, human rights and access to justice.
Australian Centre for Disability Law
PHONE: 1800 800 708
NSW-wide legal service for victim-survivors with disability. Free specialised legal advice and representation services to people with disability who are victim-survivors of DFSV or are experiencing family law issues arising from violence.
Immigration Advice and Rights Centre
PHONE: (02) 8234 0700
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.
PHONE: 02 9206 2000
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.
PHONE: 1800 184 527
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.
PHONE: 02 8594 9555
Providing a broad range of specialised services for young LBGTIQ+ people 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support
Rainbow Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Helpline
PHONE: 1800 497 212
For anyone from the LGBTIQ+ community whose life has been impacted by sexual domestic and/or family violence. Available 24/7.
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.