Other Peak Bodies and NGOs

We work closely with other peak bodies, particularly:

Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec)

The peak NSW Aboriginal organisation providing child protection and out-of-home care policy advice on issues affecting Aboriginal children, young people, families and carers.


A NSW based health promotion organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health.

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS)

An independent, not-for-profit research organisation established to produce evidence to support the reduction of violence against women and their children.

Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA)

One of the six National Women's Alliances funded by the Australian Government to bring together women's organisations and individuals across Australia to respond to, and prevent, violence against women and their children.

Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA)

The national peak body representing all housing providers, big and small.

Domestic Violence Victoria

The peak body for specialist family violence services for women and children in Victoria.


Advocating for better public policy, advising how to achieve sustainable and measurable outcomes and acting to help vulnerable children, young people, families and communities.

Homelessness NSW

A peak not for profit organisation that works with its members to prevent and reduce homelessness across NSW.

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) 

The peak body for health and community services in NSW for over 80 years.

 No To Violence (NTV)

The largest peak body in Australia representing organisations and individuals working with men to end family violence. They provide telephone counselling, information and referrals for men in NSW.

Women's Safety NSW

State-wide peak body for women's specialist services advocating for women’s safety in the context of domestic and family violence through systemic reform and cultural change.



Our Watch

Our Watch has been established to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children.

In partnership with VicHealth and ANROWS, Our Watch developed a national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children called ‘Change the Story’.

People With Disability Australia

A national disability rights, advocacy and representative organisation that is made up of, led and governed by people with disability.

Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia (RDVSA)

Provides 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling for anyone - women and men - in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault, family or domestic violence and their non offending supporters.

Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre

Providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, children and youth in NSW with a gender specific service which is sensitive to their culturally diverse needs, and providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are victims of violence, with access to appropriate legal representation, advice and referral.

Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Scheme (WDVCAS)

A state-wide body representing WDVCAS services in NSW. They advocate on systemic domestic and family violence issues.

Women’s Health NSW

An association of statewide women’s health centres and specialist women’s centres. All centres are non-government, community based, feminist services that provide choices for women to determine their individual health needs.

Women’s Legal Service NSW

An independent non-profit organisation which provides a voice for women in NSW, and promotes access to justice, particularly for women who are disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances.

Youth Action 

The peak organisation representing young people and youth services in NSW.


Supports young people who are at risk of and experiencing homelessness.

Immigration Advice and Rights Centre

IARC helps vulnerable people navigate Australian immigration law. Our solicitors/migration agents provide free expert, compassionate and confidential immigration advice on family and humanitarian visas and on the domestic violence provisions as well as advice on citizenship.

IARC also provides education and training and advocates for policy and law reform.