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Our commitment to keeping Western Australian women and their children safe

In January 2017 the State Government released its Stopping Family and Domestic Violence Policy (PDF). This policy outlines a strong commitment to keeping Western Australian women and their children safe and has introduced a comprehensive package of reforms aimed at supporting victims of family and domestic violence (FDV).

The Policy includes a commitment to establish two additional FDV Women’s Refuges, to strengthen and improve access to appropriate services. The Department of Communities (Communities) has progressed the commitment to establish the Peel Therapeutic Women’s Refuge (Peel Refuge) and the Kwinana Women’s Refuge (Kwinana Refuge).

The Peel Refuge will be tailored to provide specialist responses for women who are escaping FDV, presenting with or without children, who also have mental health and substance use concerns. This therapeutic refuge service model will be the first of its kind in Western Australia.

The Kwinana Refuge will include a focus on women with disability, older women, women from Aboriginal and CaLD communities and women with larger families, including older boys.

More information and resources

Communities will publish information and updates about the Peel Refuge and Kwinana Refuge on this page.

Information and updates will also be provided via e-mail to those who are participating in co-design sessions and/or have registered their interest in either Refuge.

If you have any queries or require any information provided in an alternative format please email fdvrefuges@communities.wa.gov.au.


Communiques on both refuges are available on the FDV Women’s Refuge Communiques web page or via email to those who have attended the co-design session or registered their interest in either Refuge.


Presentations relating to the Peel Refuge

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