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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  • 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

  • Housing

    Housing Victoria

    Housing Vic is the state government agency that provides information for current public housing tenants, potential social housing tenants and anyone wanting to know about housing in Victoria, including crisis and emergency housing. 7 days a week 24 hours a day (Emergency line)

    https://www.housing.vic.gov.au/

    1800 825 955

    Victoria

  • DV support

    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

  • DV support

    Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

    Victoria’s statewide first response service for women, young people and children experiencing family violence. 7 days a week 24 hours a day

    https://www.safesteps.org.au/

    1800 015 188

    Victoria

  • Legal

    Legal Aid Western Australia

    Aims to promote access to legal services and information for all West Australians across Civil, Criminal and Family Law. Mon - Fri 9.00am to 4.00pm

    https://www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/

    1300 650 579

    Western Australia

  • 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 - Mon - Thu 9.30am to 4.00pm, Sat 9.30am to 1.00pm 1800 625 122 - Mon - Thu 9.30am to 4.00pm, Sat 9.30am to 1.00pm

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

    (08) 9272 8800, 1800 625 122

    Western Australia

  • Housing

    Entrypoint Perth

    A free assessment and referral service assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in WA, including because of family violence, to access accommodation and support options. Mon - Fri 9.00am to 7.00pm, Sat 9.00am to 5.00pm  

    http://www.entrypointperth.com.au/

    1800 124 684

    Western Australia

  • DV support, Legal

    Family Law (Property) Legal Clinic

    Specifically provides advice on family law financial matters. This can include property settlement and spousal maintenance but NOT general financial or child support agreements. Mon - Fri Business hours

    https://www.wlswa.org.au/what-we-do/legal-clinic/

    (08) 9272 8800

    Western Australia

  • DV support, Indigenous

    Djinda Service

    A specialist legal support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Perth metropolitan area, that have experienced or are at risk of family and domestic violence or sexual assault.

    http://www.wlswa.org.au/what-we-do/djinda-service/

    (08) 9200 2202

    Western Australia

  • Indigenous, Legal

    Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia

    Provides legal representation and support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Western Australia.

    https://www.als.org.au/

    1800 019 900

    Western Australia

  • DV support

    Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline WA

    The statewide helpline provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence, including referral to local advocacy and support services, and liaison with police if necessary. 7 days a week 24 hours a day

    1800 007 339

    Western Australia

  • Legal

    Launceston Family Violence Unit – Women’s Legal Service Tasmania

    The WLST Launceston office is a specialist family violence unit, operating under the Australian Government’s response to rising family violence in vulnerable communities.

    https://womenslegaltas.org.au/

    03 6349 1943

    Tasmania