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

    Respectful Relationships & Money [PDF]

    A conversation kit to give you the information and skills on how to have conversations about money in a respectful way with friends, intimate partners, family, and service providers.

    https://www.wire.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/WIRE1010-Respectful-Financial-Relationships-Conversation-Kit_FA03digital.pdf

    National

  • DFV 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

  • DFV 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

  • Housing

    OneLink

    Information and connections for support services in the ACT, including services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Mon - Fri 8.00am to 6.00pm

    https://www.onelink.org.au/

    1800 176 468

    Australian Capital Territory

  • Legal

    NT Legal Aid Commission

    Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems by providing legal information, advice, help at court and family dispute resolution. Mon - Fri 8.00am to 4.30pm

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

    1800 019 343

    Northern Territory

  • DFV support

    NT Government – Domestic and Family Violence information

    NT Government page with informaton about domestic and family violence support services available.

    https://nt.gov.au/law/crime/domestic-and-family-violence/get-help-for-domestic-family-and-sexual-violence

    Northern Territory

  • DFV support, Indigenous

    NPY Women’s Council

    Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women's Council is led by women's law, authority and culture to deliver health, social and cultural services for all Anangu.

    https://www.npywc.org.au

    (08) 8958 2345

    Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia

  • DFV support, Indigenous, Legal

    North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service

    With offices in Darwin and Katherine NAAFLS is an independent Family Violence Prevention Legal Service, providing culturally sensitive assistance to Indigenous victim-survivors of family violence and sexual assault. Mon - Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm

    http://www.naafls.com.au

    1800 041 998

    Northern Territory

  • Legal

    No Lawyers

    Nolawyers.com.au is a resource for negotiating parenting and dividing assets at arm’s length when divorcing or separating. It works best when the parties are willing to work together. It has a 'tone meter' to ensure swearing and violent words cannot be used.

    https://nolawyers.com.au/

    National

  • Financial assistance

    No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS)

    No Interest Loans (NILS) provide individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit. Operates during business hours

    https://nils.com.au/

    13 64 57

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

  • Debt help

    National Debt Helpline

    Professional financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service to people with debt problems. Mon - Fri 9.30am to 4.30pm

    https://ndh.org.au/

    1800 007 007

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

  • Financial wellbeing, Indigenous

    My Money Dream

    A free, digital Indigenous financial literacy program created and run by First Nations Foundation covering budgeting, banking, superannuation, insurance, culture and economy, loans and credit, buying a home, buying a car, and financial first aid.

    https://www.mymoneydream.com.au/

    National