Resources: shortlist

 This page is a short  curated list of freely available resources MOST USEFUL to women experiencing domestic violence or its aftermath.


1)     In an emergency always call 000 to speak to police and/or ambulance!

(Domestic violence  and/or threats of violence ARE EMERGENCIES so call the police ASAP!)

2)     To begin to plan an exit strategy or to simply talk to someone about what you’re going through ph: 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT)

3).    To get 24/7 help specific to DV including help to access safe alternative accommodation & housing as well as referrals & counselling

 ph:1800 656 463

DCJ DV support

(They won’t take your kids off you for being homeless or at risk due to DV 

*see below‼️💜

Also 24/7 is; Link2Home 1800 152 152

4)      For a complete directory listing all these services and more:

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED is 💚 Ask Izzy is a website  / web-based app that is basically a directory of every kind of support service available including for DV, homelessness, mental health, health, disability,  training & employment, addiction & alcohol services, refugee services, legal, YOU NAME IT. 

You can type in a suburb or allow location services on your device (if it is safe for you to do so!  Otherwise simply type in a postcode or suburb) and what you need (for example: ‘accommodation’ or ‘a free feed’ etc MANY categories are listed) and you will be shown many options (from nearest to furthest) with the contact details & opening hours of each service!

5)      to get assertive advocacy around dv & strategic support accessing services to ensure your needs and rights are always prioritised to get  the best outcome for YOU, the victim/survivor contact:

Advoc8survivors are volunteers with LIVED EXPERIENCE who can help with resources, referrals to other services, navigating the system and dealing with obstacles encountered - including less-than-helpful dv services or workers (regardless of wether they’re; gov, ngo, police liaison, etc)

Feel free to comment or contact us if you want something added or to tell us about helpful service:

If you had or are having a BAD experience with any DV victims’ service GET IN TOUCH so we can  investigate & advocate to resolve or escalate & do something about it!



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