Family and Domestic Violence Prevention
Family violence affects people from all backgrounds and walks of life. As a community we all pay the human, financial and social costs.
Every week, at least one woman is murdered in Australia by a current or past partner. Children are present as victims or witnesses in about a third of all incidents reported to Police.
Men can be victims, but research shows that mostly men are the perpetrators of intimate partner violence and family violence. Violence against women is now accepted across the world as one of the most serious issues we face. Its impacts are damaging and far reaching.
While violence against women is serious and common, we can stop it from happening in the first place.
Local government reaches people where they live, work and play. Councils play a central role in leading and promoting peaceful, helpful and safe environments for the community.
City of Prospect is committed to the prevention of violence against women and children.
National Sexual Assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. Open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Web: https://www.1800respect.org.au/ | Telephone: 1800Respect
Daisy: Smartphone support services app
Daisy is an app developed by 1800RESPECT to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area. The app includes safety features to help protect your privacy. However, domestic violence service apps are only recommended to those who have safe and secure access to their phone.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Web: http://www.lifeline.org.au/ | Telephone: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
Web: http://www.kidshelpline.com.au/ | Telephone: 1800 551 800
Men's Referral Service
This service from No to Violence offers assistance, information and counselling to help men who use family violence. Call if you would like help with male behavioural and relationship concerns.
Web: http://www.ntv.org.au/get-help | Telephone: 1300 766 491
Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties. 24/7 telephone and online support an information service for Australian men.
Telephone: 1300 789 978
QLife: LGBTQAi+ support line
QLife provides anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Our services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals.
Web: https://qlife.org.au/ | Telephone: 1800 184 527 3pm – Midnight everyday
Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.
Web: http://www.relationships.org.au/ | Telephone: 1300 364 277
Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline
Victims Services has a dedicated contact line for Aboriginal victims of crime who would like information on victims' rights, how to access counselling and financial assistance.
Telephone: 1800 019 123
Migrant Women’s Support Service
Migrant Women’s Support Service, along with regional domestic violence services, works with migrant women and children of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to provide them with culturally sensitive risk and needs assessments, safety planning, support, information, advocacy and referral to and other relevant services.
Telephone: 8346 9417
Translating & Interpreting Service
Gain free access to a telephone or on-site interpreter in your own language. Immediate phone interpreting is available 24 hours, every day of the year.
Telephone: 13 14 50
Blue Knot Foundation
Telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them. Call between 9am-5pm for counselling services or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web: https://www.blueknot.org.au/ | Telephone: 1300 657 380
Let’s Stop It At The Start
A range of resources, tools and other products have been developed as part of the Stop it at the Start campaign. They can help parents, family members and other influencers reflect on their own attitudes and behaviours, and start a conversation about respect with young people. All products available for viewing and downloading.
White Ribbon’s purpose: To engage men to make women’s safety a man’s issue too. What white Ribbon does includes: advocacy; primary prevention; campaigning; efforts to engage men.
16 days of activism
From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.
Our Watch was established to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children. Our Watch provide resources, publications and research.
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) is a non-government organisation dedicated to producing evidence to reduce violence against women.