New South Wales Services

Find services and resources that can help in your state or territory.


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Domestic & Family Violence Services

Service

Contact Details

Domestic Violence Line

1800 656 463 

Sexual Assault Services

Service

Contact Details

Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia

(formerly NSW Rape Crisis Centre)

Telephone and online counselling service for anyone who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault, domestic or family violence and their non-offending supporters. 

1800 424 017

Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

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NSW Health Sexual Assault Services

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NSW Police 

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(Please dial 000 in emergencies only)

Legal Services

Service

Contact Details

Women’s Legal Service - Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (DVAS)

Phone advice and appointments for women

(02) 8745 6999

1800 810 784 

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Community Legal Services

To check if there is a centre near you, visit the Community Legal Services site

LawAccess

Telephone information about legal issues including domestic and family violence

1300 888 529  

Women’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Services (WDVCAS)

1300 888 529 (contact via LawAccess NSW)

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Legal Aid Domestic Violence Practitioner Scheme

Legal advice and legal aid for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence 

1300 888 529 (contact LawAccess NSW)

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NSW Police

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(Please dial 000 in emergencies only)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services

Service

Contact Details

For a detailed list of services please go to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service map

Wirringa Baiya

Support for women and children who are experiencing domestic and family violence or sexual assault

 

(02) 9569 3847

1800 686 587

Health Info Net

Information about services for Indigenous Australians, including domestic and family violence and sexual assault services 

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Services for Women from Migrant, Refugee or CALD Communities

Service

Contact Details

Immigrant Women’s Speakout

Advice, referrals and assistance to immigrant women, including those who have experienced violence or abuse

(02) 9635 8022 

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Gay, Lesbian, Transgender & Intersex Services

Service

Contact Details 

Another Closet: ACON Anti-violence

1800 063 060

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Inner City Legal Centre’s Safe Relationships Project

 

1800 244 481

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Housing & Finances

There are many shelters/refuges operating across NSW. Call one of the central phone lines below to find out where vacancies are available. Centrelink social workers in the Australian Department of Human Services can also provide assistance and referrals for material needs, such as finances or housing.

Service

Contact Details

Domestic Violence Line

For women and children seeking crisis accommodation  

1800 656 463

 

Homeless Persons Information Centre

Information about available crisis, refuge and shelter accommodation across NSW

1800 234 566

Available Mon - Sun (9.00am-10.00pm)

Staying Home Leaving Violence

A support program available in many regions which assists people experiencing domestic and family violence to remain in their homes, supported by an AVO which excludes the abuser from residing there (exclusion order)

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Centrelink 

132 850

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National Services 

Service

Contact Details

National 1800RESPECT Line

Telephone and online counselling and information

1800 737 732

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800 

Translating & Interpreting Service 

 
13 14 50 

TTY & Relay 

Provides service access for people who are deaf and hearing impaired 

 
For emergency TTY calls

106

For emergency access via the internet

For non-emergency TTY calls

133 677

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Reporting Child Abuse

Service

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NSW Government Department of Family & Community Services

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Other Services

For an overview of other services in NSW that might be helpful, see The Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse state links.


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