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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  • Employment

    Fitted for Work

    Fitted for Work helps women in Australia experiencing disadvantages get work, keep work and navigate through working life with success. Anyone who identifies as a woman and those who do not wish to be limited by definition, are welcome.

    https://fittedforwork.org/

    New South Wales, Victoria, National

  • DFV 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

  • DFV 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

  • Legal

    Financial Abuse Legal Service NSW

    This service by Redfern Legal Centre delivers free, confidential legal information and advice to people across NSW who have money problems due to domestic abuse in an intimate partner relationship.

    https://rlc.org.au/our-services/financial-abuse-legal-service

    0481 730 344

    New South Wales

  • Legal

    Family Violence Law Help

    Information about domestic and family violence law across Australia including Domestic Violence Orders, Family law, Child Protection matters and Family Advocacy and Support Services. The website was developed by National Legal Aid.

    https://familyviolencelaw.gov.au/

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

  • DFV 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

  • Legal

    Everyday Justice

    Everyday Justice is a national free legal service for people who do not qualify for Legal Aid and cannot afford a lawyer. Everyday Justice can help with financial abuse matters, and issues related to credit, debt, bankruptcy, tenancy and fines.

    https://everydayjustice.com.au/

    1800 161 196

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

  • DFV 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

  • 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

  • DFV support, Victim support

    Elder Help

    ELDERHelp is the national elder abuse phone line. 1800ELDERHelp automatically redirects callers seeking information or advice on elder abuse to their state or territory phone line service.

    1800 353 374

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

  • Employment

    Dress for Success – Sydney

    Dress for Success works to empower women, trans women and non-binary people to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.  

    https://sydney.dressforsuccess.org/

    New South Wales

  • Employment

    Dress for Success – SE Melbourne

    Dress for Success works to empower women, trans women and non-binary people to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

    https://southeastmelbourne.dressforsuccess.org/

    Victoria