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Posted 27 October 2008 - 04:06 AM

National DV Hotline Number 1800 200 526 (You can get information about local services through this number)

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1800RESPECT Australia's national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. Phone 1800 737 732



ACT

Domestic Violence Crisis Service www.dvcs.org.au phone Ph. (02) 6280-0900. TTY: (02) 6247-0893

Women's Legal Centre www.womenslegalact.org phone 1800-634-669

Family Services (protection of children from abuse) www.dhcs.act.gov.au/ phone (02)6207 1069 (North); (02)6207 1466 (South); After hours (02)6207 0720


New South Wales

DoCS Domestic Violence Line www.community.nsw.gov.au/ (24hour) phone 1800 656 463 or TTY: 1800671442

Violence Against Women Confidential Hotline phone 1800 200 526 (24-hour statewide free call)

Domestic Violence Advocacy Service DVAS phone 1800-810-784 or (02) 9637-3741 (weekdays)

Another Closet DV in gay and lesbian relationships
ACON 's Lesbian and Gay Anti-Violence Project phone 1800 063 060 or 9206 2066 Monday to Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Immigrant Women's Speakout Association www.speakout.org.au phone Mon-Fri 9.30 -5 (02) 9635-8022

Dympna House For survivors of sexual abuse. Mon-Fri. Ph. 1800-654-119 or (02) 9797-6733

Women's Legal Resource Centre www.womenslegalnsw.asn.au phone 1800 639 784

Violence Against Women Confidential Hotline
1800 200 526 (24-hour statewide free call)


Northern Territory

Domestic Violence Counselling Service phone Darwin, 9-5 Mon-Fri (08) 8945-6200. Alice Springs (08) 8952 6048.

Crisis Line General and domestic violence crisis counselling (24hr) phone 1800 019 116

Women's Information Centre Referrals (Alice Springs) phone (08) 8951-5880

Dawn House Crisis accomodation and support services for women with children escaping domestic violence. (08) 8945 1388 (24 hrs).

Family & Children's Services (Child protection) www.health.nt.gov.au phone 1800 700 250

Legal Assistance www.dcls.org.au Darwin Community Legal Service Ph. 08 8982 1111.

Domestic Violence Legal Help (Alice Springs) Ph. (08) 8981 9726.


Queensland

Domestic Violence Telephone Service www.dvconnect.org Ph. 1800 811 811 or TTY: 1800 812-225 1800 811 811

Brisbane Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (BDVAS) www.dvrc.org.au/advocacy-service.html Ph (07) 3217 2544

DV Connect Mensline www.dvconnect.org Ph. 1800 600 636 7am - midnight, 7 days a week.

Brisbane Rape & Incest Survivors Support Centre www.brissc.com.au Ph. (07) 3391-0004, country Ph. 1800 242526

Immigrant Women's Support Service www.iwss.org.au Mon-Fri 9-5. Ph: (07) 3846-3490 (domestic violence) or (07) 3846 5400 (sexual assault)

Women's Legal Service (legal advice) Statewide Ph. (07) 3392-0670 or 1800-677-278


South Australia

Domestic Violence Helpline www.ucwadel.org.au/domesticviolence/ Ph. 1800 800 098 (24 hours)

Domestic Violence Crisis Service Ph. 1300 782 200 (24 hours). After hours Crisis Care ph. 131 611.

Yarrow Place Rape & sexual assault service (24 hr) www.wch.sa.gov.au Ph. (08) 8226-8777 or Toll Free: 1800-817-421 After Hours: (08) 8226-8787

Women's Information Service of South Australia www.wis.sa.gov.au Ph. (08) 8303-0590 or 1800 188 158

Women's Legal Service wlssa.org.au Ph. (08) 8221-5553 legal advice line.

Family & Youth Services (Child Abuse Report line) Ph. 131 478


Tasmania

Domestic Violence Crisis Service Mon-Fri 9am-Midnight, weekends 4pm-midnight. Ph. (03) 6233 2529 or 1800 633 937 (North), 1800 608 122 (Statewide).

Sexual Assault Support Services www.sass.org.au Hobart & Southern: Ph. (03) 6231 1811 (24hr - after hours (03) 6231-1817).
Launceston: Ph. (03) 6334-2740. Nth West: Ph. (03) 6431 9711.

Women's Legal Service Free legal advice. Ph. 1800 682-468 or (03) 6224-0974

Child Protection Advice & Referral Service -Child and Family Services To report child abuse Ph. 1300-737-639 (statewide), (03) 6230 7650 (Hobart)

SHE (Support, Help & Empowerment) www.she.org.au Counselling for women affected by abusive relationships. Ph. (03) 6278-9090 (Hobart)

Yemaya: Women's Support Service Counselling & support for women who have experienced abusive relationships (Launceston) Ph. 03-6334-0305.

For more services in Tasmania see website: www.women.tas.gov.au


Victoria

Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria (24hour) Crisis line phone 9373-0123 Melbourne, or country toll free 1800 015 188

Domestic Violence Resource Centre (Vic) http://dvrcv.org.au/ Melbourne phone 9486-9866 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri.

Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) http://www.casa.org.au/ phone 1800 806292 (24 hours)

Child Protection Crisis Line phone toll free (24 hours) 131-278

Immigrant Women's Domestic Violence Service www.iwdvs.org.au phone Mon-Fri 9-5. Ph. 8413-6800

Gay and Lesbian Switchboard www.vicnet.net.au/~glswitch/ 9827.8544 (Melbourne) 1800.631.493 (country)


Western Australia

Women's Council for Domestic & Family Violence Services WA www.womenscouncil.com.au Admin: 9:30 – 2:30 Mon-Fri. Ph (08) 9420 7264

Women's Domestic Violence Helpline Information, referral and telephone counselling. Ph. (08) 9223 1188 or 1800 007 339 (24 hours)

Men's Domestic Violence Helpline Information, referral and telephone counselling. Ph. 9223 1199 or 1800 000 599 (24 hours)

Crisis Care Unit 24hr crisis support (violence, child protection, suicide, etc). Ph. (08) 9325-1111 or 1800 199-008. TTY: (08) 9325-1232

Sexual Assault & Referral Centre Counselling, female doctors 24hrs. Ph. (08) 9340-1828 or 9340-1820 or country callers Ph. 1800 199-888

Women's Multicultural Support and Advocacy Ph.(08) 9325-7716

Women's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WA). A state-wide peak organization Ph. (08) 9420 7264.

Child Protection http://community.wa.gov.au/ (child safety page) Crisis Care on (08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199008 (freecall)

Women's Law Centre (WA) Inc Legal advice. Inglewood, Ph: 08 9272 8800 Freecall: 1800 625 122

For a list of family violence services in Western Australia see community.wa.gov.au/ (family violence area)


Other resources that could be helpful.

National Legal Aid Australia - http://www.nla.aust.net.au/

St Vincent de Paul Society (Charity) Australia - http://www.vinnies.org.au/

Lifeline, telephone counseling service - Australian National tel # 131114 - http://www.lifeline.org.au/

Black Dog Institute Online Depression Resource - http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
(Useful information resource for Depression and Bi Polar, not just for Australians)

Beyond Blue (as above) - http://www.beyondblue.org.au/


If you know of other helpful services please inform an admin and we will see if your suggestion can be included in this listing.


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