Domestic and family violence support services

Domestic and family violence support services

Domestic violence

Key contacts

The NSW Domestic Violence Line provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.

If you need help in a crisis and information about services you can access for support, call the NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63.

If you want to talk to a trained counsellor about domestic violence in your relationship, or if you want help to support someone else, call 1 800 RESPECT, the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732.

In an emergency, call triple zero (000). You’ll be asked if you want the police, an ambulance or fire services.

If you need an interpreter, call the National Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. Ask them to connect you to the organisation you want to speak with.

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact any of the numbers in this booklet with the assistance of the National Relay Service.

More support services

The pages in this section provide domestic and family violence support service information for:

Crisis accommodation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Children and young peopleCulturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds LGBTIQ people Men People with disability Older people Other support services.

Mobile apps 

The Aurora app has a unique messaging tool that lets the user privately and safely call trusted friends or family members for help if they are feeling threatened or harassed. A choice of 3 in-built messages – 'call me', 'come and pick me up' or 'call the police for me' – or customised messages, can be sent instantly with 3 quick touches on a keypad.

The Daisy app connects women around Australia to services, making it easier to access support after sexual assault, domestic or family violence. Information is translated into 28 languages and contacts are listed by state and local council area. It also has special features for women who are vision impaired, have low literacy or who live in rural or remote areas.

Last updated: Wednesday, 20 July 2016