COVID-19 may lead to increased rates of family and domestic violence with additional risks for women and children, particularly with the introduction of necessary movement restrictions and isolation measures.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, please be assured that family and domestic violence services are still operating. Some services may provide support in different ways as required under health directives.

Emergency responses and support is still available during this time.  

Our focus is ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients. We have taken measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, which includes enhanced cleaning of our emergency accommodation facilities.

Helplines

In an emergency or if you or someone you know is in immediate danger call the police on 000.

If you need support, contact the following:

  • National Counselling and referral: 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732)
  • Women's Domestic Violence HelplineSupport for women experiencing family and domestic violence. Telephone (08) 9223 1188 or Free call 1800 007 339.
  • Men’s Domestic Violence HelplineSupport for men who have experienced family and domestic violence. Counselling for men who are concerned about their violent and abusive behaviours. Telephone (08) 9223 1199 or Free call 1800 000 599.
  • Crisis CareEmergency accommodation and after business hours crisis support. Telephone (08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008 (country Free call)
  • MensLine Australia: 24/7 support for men and boys dealing with family and relationship difficulties. Support for men who are concerned that their behaviour is hurting the people they care about. Telephone 1300 78 99 78.

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