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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  • DV support, Housing

    Linking Hearts

    Based in Sydney, Linking Hearts provides domestic violence and homelessness support to women and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with safe and supported crisis and transitional accommodation.

    https://linkinghearts.org.au/

    New South Wales

  • DV support, Housing

    Safe Haven Community

    Safe Haven Community is Australia's national register of community based short-term crisis accommodation. A not-for-profit organisation of volunteers helping women and children fleeing coercive control (invisible abuse) to access spare rooms in the community.

    https://www.safehavencommunity.com.au/

    1800 042 836

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory, National

  • DV support, Financial wellbeing, Victim support

    Financial Independence Hub

    The Financial Independence Hub offers a tailored financial coaching program by Good Shepherd to help people impacted by domestic and financial abuse establish a pathway to long-term financial recovery. Part of the Commonwealth Bank Next Chapter program.

    https://www.goodshep.org.au/find-a-service/financial-support/financial-independence-hub

    National

  • Housing

    Tenants Union of NSW

    Information about your rights as a tenant - including in the context of domestic and family violence - provided by the Tenants’ Union of NSW in collaboration with the network of Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Services.

    https://www.tenants.org.au/

    New South Wales

  • DV support, Financial assistance, Financial wellbeing

    Recognise and Recover

    Recognise and Recover is the Commonwealth Bank's Guide to help you recognise financial abuse, recover and regain financial control. It includes useful financial considerations for before you leave an abusive partner and after.

    https://www.commbank.com.au/content/dam/commbank-assets/support/docs/financial-abuse-recognise-and-recover.pdf

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory, National

  • Debt help, Financial wellbeing

    CreditSmart

    Find out how to get a free copy of your credit report and what debts might exist in your name from this site run by the Australian Retail Credit Association (ARCA). The site includes links to Australia's credit reporting agencies.

    https://www.creditsmart.org.au/

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory, National

  • Financial assistance

    Smart and Skilled Scholarships

    People who have experienced domestic and family violence in NSW may be eligible for a 100% subsidy on a Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level qualification on the NSW Skills List.

    https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/for-students/scholarships/fee-free-scholarships

    New South Wales

  • DV support, Financial wellbeing

    Penda app

    Financial empowerment app for women with a domestic and family violence (DFV) focus, developed by Women’s Legal Service Queensland in collaboration with Financial Rights Legal Centre .

    https://penda-app.com/about/

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory, National

  • DV support, Financial assistance, Financial wellbeing, Housing

    Ask Izzy

    Ask Izzy is a free and anonymous resource to help you to find the services you need, across a wide range of areas. Developed by InfoExchange, Google, REA Group and News Corp.

    https://askizzy.org.au/

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory, National

  • DV support, Financial wellbeing

    eSafety Women

    This part of the government's eSafety website provides tips to women for staying safe online, including responding to technology-facilitated abuse and more securely using online banking (see Life Admin).

    https://www.esafety.gov.au/women

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory, National

  • DV support, Financial wellbeing

    Financial Safety Checklist

    The WEstjustice Financial Safety Checklist was developed for financial counsellors to work through with clients experiencing family violence. Although the checklist was developed in Victoria, many questions and actions will be relevant for people in other parts of Australia.

    https://www.westjustice.org.au/cms_uploads/docs/2016-10-10-final-westjustice--restoring-financial-safety--checklist-for-financial-counsellors--final.pdf

    Victoria, National

  • DV 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