Your escape bag checklist

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Escape bag checklist

These are the things you might need to use every day. If you want to add something that's not on the list, click on the 'Add item' button and enter your own text. You can add 'charger' to the list if you are taking a mobile phone or other electronic device.

  • Clothes
  • Money
  • Keys
  • Personal items
  • Photocopies of important documents
  • Mobile phone
  • Phone charger
  • Add something else

These could be important cards that have your name and address on them, like a drivers licence or Health Care Card. It's a good idea to leave a photocopy of these cards with your support person too.

  • Drivers licence
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa information
  • Health care cards
  • Pension cards
  • Other identification cards
  • Add something else

If you have children, it’s a good idea to pack a toy or something that is comforting for them. Birth certificates and other important documents are useful too, or consider taking a photocopy.

  • Toys for Children
  • Health Records
  • Prescription Medication
  • Add something else

This could include medicine, prescriptions or information from your doctor. Medicare cards and medical records may be useful if you need to visit a health service. Keep a note of contact details for any health service you may already be seeing.

  • Medicare Card
  • Health Records
  • Prescription Medication
  • Prescriptions
  • Add something else

This is anything relating to money, like bank cards, child support information or rental agreements. You might need information about things you own and things that are shared with another person.

  • Bank Cards
  • Child Support Information
  • Rental Agreement
  • Utility Card
  • Add something else

These are things to do with the law and might include marriage or divorce papers or any court orders that are in place. If you have records of police or other legal matters take these, or a copy, too.

  • Court Orders
  • Protection Orders
  • Marriage Papers
  • Family Violence Provision - supporting documents
  • Divorce Papers
  • Police Records
  • Add something else

These are the valuable things you own, like a house, a car or jewellery. If you own things with another person you may want to keep a record of these with you. Photos of valuable things can be useful too.

  • Car Registration
  • Car Insurance
  • Mortgage Documents
  • Rates Notice
  • Photos of Jewellery or Dowry
  • Add something else

Evidence is a record of things that have happened. You can also take copies of text messages, emails and other types of abuse.

  • Diary of Incidents
  • Record of Text Messages
  • Record of Emails
  • Evidence of Cyber Abuse
  • Evidence of Emotional Abuse
  • Add something else

There are many services that can support you if you decide to leave a violent relationship. Visit the services & support map for more information. You can also download the Daisy app to your phone. Click the box below these services to add contact details.

  • Domestic and family violence services
  • Sexual assault services
  • Legal services
  • Refuge and crisis accommodation services
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Police
  • Taxi
  • Add something else

These are your friends and other support people, you can add up to three contacts. Type in their details and then click the ‘Add contact’ button to save it to your checklist. Click anywhere on the box to change the details or the to delete the contact from your list.