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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  • Victim support

    Victim Support Service SA

    VSS is a non-government, not-for-profit that provides free and confidential help to adult victims of crime, witnesses, their family, and friends across South Australia.  

    https://www.victimsa.org/

    1800 842 846

    South Australia

  • Financial assistance, Victim support

    Victim Assist Queensland

    Victim Assist provides help for victims of crime in Queensland to help them recover from the effects of violent crime and get their lives back on track. Contact during business hours

    https://www.qld.gov.au/law/crime-and-police/victims-and-witnesses-of-crime

    1300 546 587?

    Queensland

  • Legal

    Top End Women’s Legal Service

    Not for profit specialist women's legal service providing free legal services for women in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

    https://tewls.org.au/

    1800 234 441

    Northern Territory

  • DFV support

    The Orange Door

    The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing, or have experienced, family violence. It has centres in multiple locations across Victoria and is available without a referral. Open Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm (closed public holidays).

    https://orangedoor.vic.gov.au/

    Victoria

  • DFV support

    The Family Violence Counselling and Support Service

    The Family Violence Counselling and Support Service (Tasmania) offers professional and specialised services to assist people affected by family violence. Mon - Fri 9.00am to midnight, Weekends 4.00pm to midnight

    https://www.safeathome.tas.gov.au/

    1800 608 122

    Tasmania

  • 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

  • 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

  • Employment, Financial wellbeing

    Sister Works Empowerment Hubs

    Sister Works Empowerment Hubs equip migrant and refugee women with essential skills required to enhance their economic self-sufficiency.

    https://sisterworks.org.au/empowerment-hubs/

    Victoria

  • Housing

    ShelterMe

    Information for those seeking accommodation and support services in NT.

    https://www.shelterme.org.au/

    Northern Territory

  • DFV support

    Say It Out Loud

    Developed by ACON, Say It Out Loud is a national resource for LGBTQ+ communities and service professionals working with people who have experienced sexual, domestic and family violence.

    https://sayitoutloud.org.au

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

  • DFV 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

  • DFV 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