DIRECTORY OF INFORMATION AND SERVICES

If you are experiencing economic abuse from a current or former partner, or you are still dealing with the consequences of abuse, there are organisations that can support you. This directory provides links to some of these. The services listed below can be filtered by state or territory, or by category. Read about the categories of support available.

Please note: This directory is not exhaustive and is focused on national, state and territory organisations. There are many more organisations operating locally that you may also find useful. Larger organisations can often refer you to these services - or ask your local council. Inclusion in this Directory does not represent an endorsement by CWES.

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  • DFV support, Financial wellbeing

    Your Toolkit

    Your Toolkit is designed by Financial Toolbox for women facing domestic violence and financial abuse. It includes information and guides to support women on their journey to an independent, confident and safe life.

    https://yourtoolkit.com.au/

    Western Australia, National

  • DFV support

    Women’s Safety Services SA

    A crisis line which supports women and children in South Australia who are experiencing and/or escaping domestic and family violence.

    https://womenssafetyservices.com.au/

    1800 800 098

    South Australia

  • DFV support

    Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia

    Women's Safety Services of Central Australia is a safe place in Alice Springs for women and their children to visit and talk with someone about their safety and options. 7 days a week 24 hours a day

    https://www.wossca.org.au/

    (08) 8952 6075

    Northern Territory

  • Legal

    Women’s Legal Service Western Australia

    Not for profit community legal centre providing free legal services to WA women with no, or very low, income and other challenges. (08) 9272 8800 or 1800 625 122 Mon - Thu 9.30am to 4.00pm, Fri 9.30am to 1.00pm

    https://www.wlswa.org.au/

    (08) 9272 8800, 1800 625 122

    Western Australia

  • Legal

    Women’s Legal Service Victoria

    WLS is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal services to women experiencing disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence. It accepts referrals from partner organisations in the family violence, community and legal sectors.

    https://www.womenslegal.org.au/

    Victoria

  • Legal

    Women’s Legal Service Tasmania

    Women's Legal Service is a community legal service operating a free, confidential statewide legal service for women. Mon - Fri 10.00am to 4.00pm

    https://womenslegaltas.org.au/

    1800 682 468

    Tasmania

  • Legal

    Women’s Legal Service South Australia

    Community based legal centre providing legal services, representation and referrals to women in South Australia. Limited hours - check website for details

    http://www.wlssa.org.au/

    08 8221 5553

    South Australia

  • Legal

    Women’s Legal Service Queensland

    Free legal help for women in Queensland with domestic violence, complex family law and sexual assault notes counselling privilege matters. Mon - Fri 9.00am to 3.00pm

    https://www.wlsq.org.au

    1800 957 957

    Queensland

  • Legal

    Women’s Legal Service NSW

    WLS NSW is an independent non-profit organisation which provides legal advice and casework for women in NSW. Tue and Thu - limited hours

    https://www.wlsnsw.org.au/

    1800 801 501

    New South Wales

  • Legal

    Women’s Legal Centre ACT

    Provides information, legal advice and representation in family law, employment and discrimination matters. They have a team of lawyers, social workers and an Aboriginal case manager to provide free support to women in the ACT. Mon - Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm.

    https://www.wlc.org.au/

    (02) 6257 4377, 1800 634 669

    Australian Capital Territory

  • DFV support, Financial wellbeing

    Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)

    Victoria-wide free generalist information, support and referral service run by women and non-binary people for women, non-binary and gender-diverse people. Mon - Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm

    https://www.wire.org.au/

    1300 134 130

    Victoria, National

  • Financial wellbeing

    Women’s Financial Wellbeing Guide

    Information, resources and practical tips to help you build, secure, and enhance your financial wellbeing at all stages of life from the Commonwealth Bank. (Includes information about money and relationships)

    https://www.commbank.com.au/women-in-focus/womens-financial-wellbeing-guide.html

    National