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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  • Housing

    Housing Connect

    Housing Connect helps low income Tasmanians, including people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to find or maintain appropriate and affordable homes. 7 days a week 24 hours a day

    https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/housing/housing-connect

    1800 800 588

    Tasmania

  • Housing

    Homelessness Gateway SA

    This statewide crisis housing service can provide referrals to shelter/emergency accommodation for eligible people. 7 days a week 24 hours a day

    1800 003 308

    South Australia

  • Housing

    Homeless Hotline (Qld)

    Information and referral service for people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, including those experiencing domestic and family violence.  

    1800 474 753

    Queensland

  • Employment

    Global Sisters

    Global Sisters provides the tools, skills, support and mentoring for women to build their own business and gain financial freedom.

    https://sisters.globalsisters.org/

    New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, National

  • 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 assistance

    Escaping Violence Payment

    The Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) is available for anyone who has recently left or is leaving their violent partner. The EVP is available through the UnitingCare network and includes: Up to $1500 in financial assistance such as vouchers for essential items, goods and services such as removalists, bonds or basics for a new home.

    https://www.unitingvictas.org.au/services/family-services/family-violence-services/escaping-violence-payment/

    National