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DFV Crisis Services
If you need help for domestic and family violence (DFV), or know someone who does, here are contact details for services that can provide crisis support.
This includes counselling, information, referral and support to access emergency accommodation. Most – but not all – of these services are available 24/7 by phone and webchat. Access the National Relay Service here.
You do not need to be an Australian citizen to access these services.
DV Connect Womensline | 1800 811 811
DV Connect Mensline | 1800 600 636
DV Connect suggests…
If you identify as a women, please call our Womensline.
If you identify as a male, please call our Mensline.
If you identify as non-binary, call the service you feel most comfortable contacting, and let us know your preferred pronoun.
Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline 08 9223 1188 or free call 1800 007 339
Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline 02 9223 1199 or free call 1800 000 599
If you are experiencing issues in the workplace, there are different organisations that can provide DFV services; information, advice and assistance to help you – employees and employers – address those issues.
Workplace issues can include anything from uncertainty about domestic and family violence leave and flexible working arrangements, to bullying and discrimination.
There is free, confidential support available to you – just check out the services below.
Industrial officers at Working Women’s Centres provide free and confidential information, advice and advocacy to women experiencing work-related matters. Working Women’s Centres extend a warm welcome to trans people, gender non-binary people, gender diverse people, intersex people, Brotherboys and Sistergirls.
NT Working Women’s Centre
- T: 1800 817 055 or 08 8981 0655
- W: www.ntwwc.com.au
Working Women Queensland (A Program of Basic Rights Queensland)
Working Women’s Centre SA
- T: 08 0410 6499
- W: www.wwcsa.org.au
If you are a union member, you can contact your union office to request information, advice and assistance from your union’s industrial team.
In Queensland, the Workers’ Psychological Support Service (WPSS) provides social work support to workers experiencing work-related psychological injury, to help workers connect with the community services they need. The WPSS is an initiative of the Queensland Council of Unions.
If you are not a union member, you can join here.
Community Legal Centres
Some Community Legal Centres offer specialist employment law services. Community Legal Centres Australia is the starting point to find the contact details for a Community Legal Centre near you.
Legal Aid in your state or territory may be able to provide you with legal advice on employment matters. Alternatively, they may be able to refer to you other services that can assist you.
The Fair Work Ombudsman provides information and advice to employees and employers in relation to workplace issues.
T: 13 13 94 or contact online.
DFV SERVICES NEAR YOU
Local DFV services can provide a range of services, including counselling, court support, information, accommodation services, referrals and/or legal advice.
Some organisations work specifically with First Nations people, older people, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disability, and/or people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
1800 RESPECT and Ask Izzy provide online search functions to locate domestic and family violence services anywhere in Australia.
You can find contact details for DFV services using an app on your phone.
1800 RESPECT provides a list of other useful apps for people experiencing domestic and family violence.
‘A workplace response to DFV program must be supported throughout the organisation, from Management Committee to the front line, to enhance individual and collective safety, legal and financial risks of our workplaces, and tackle DFV at a community level.’
Rosslyn Monro, Director, Community Legal Centres Queensland