Ways To Respond
If you think you’re a victim of domestic violence, these resources will assist you to take the first step in understanding your situation and what you can do about it.
This service provides 24/7 phone and online counselling, as well as access to interpreters free of charge. They have information on safety planning, support services and how you can access help.
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia
Provides 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling for anyone in Australia who has experienced, or is at risk of, sexual assault or family/domestic violence.
Contact your local Police Station for advice and support. Many stations also have a specialised Domestic Violence Liaison Officer. Of course, always call 000 if there is immediate danger or you fear something may be about to happen.
No one needs to face their problems alone. LifeLine has both 24/7 phone counselling and online crisis support chat, as well as general information and resources.
Contact your local GP for advice and support. You don’t need to be physically harmed to talk to a doctor.
Talk to a trusted friend or family member
Having someone to share with and talk to can help you to feel less isolated and provide you with much-needed support.
A specialised domestic violence counselling service
Look for your local women’s health centre, as they can point you in the right direction. BaptistCare Relationship Services provides specialised counselling in the Western Sydney and Central Coast regions of NSW.
If you’re concerned about a friend, family member, colleague, or just someone you know, you can help them. Not everyone can be an expert in domestic violence, but there are little things you can do.
Use these referral sources to
better understand the situation and
what your options are.