Helpful contacts

In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Crisis support helplines

If someone seeking your advice needs urgent help, these services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Child protection helpline - 13 21 11

Support for children at risk of harm.

Link2Home - 1800 152 152

Support for housing or shelter.

1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732

National counselling support for victim survivors. 

NSW Domestic Violence Line - 1800 65 64 63

State counselling and referral support service for victim survivors.

Please note that you can call the DV line for general advice, but the victim survivor must be present to get a referral. 

Men’s Referral Service - 1300 766 491

Support for men who use violence

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) - 131 450

Service for people who need to use an interpreter to access support, including for domestic and family violence services. 131 450

TIS website

Other support services

Most of these support services below are available from Monday to Friday, and operate between 9am and 5pm, but some may vary. 

LawAccess - 1300 888 529

General legal help.

Women’s Legal Services NSW - 02 8745 6999

Legal support for women. Check website for operating hours.

Legal Aid Domestic Violence Unit - 1800 979 529

Legal support for women who experience domestic and family violence.

Victim Services Access Line - 1800 633 063

Long-term counselling and support for victims of violent crimes.

Centrelink Social work services - 136 150 

Financial assistance. Ask to speak to a social worker.

Immigration Advice and Rights Centre - 02 8234 0700

Support for people on a visa.

NSW Ageing and Disability abuse helpline - 1800 628 221

Support for elders or people with a disability experiencing abuse. 

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13 Mar 2023

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