Useful Links

Domestic violence information and services

NSW DV Line 

1800 656 463

Provides information, counselling and referral to crisis accommodation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

NSW Family and Community Services (FACS)

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) ACT

6280 0900

Also provides information, counselling and referrals for the ACT. Very informative website.


1800 737 732

Confidential information, counselling and support service.
Open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse

Domestic violence: it can happen to anyone

NSW government site with a lot of useful information about DV and different communities

NSW Department of Community Services 

Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program (WDVCAS) South Eastern Service

6299 3835

Will support you throughout the court process of applying for an AVO (Apprehended Domestic Violence Order) for your legal protection from domestic and family violence. South Eastern Service operates in Queanbeyan, Cooma and Goulburn

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

6247 2525

For support and advocacy in the case of sexual assault

Information and services for men


1300 7899 78

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns.


6123 4000

Supports homeless fathers and children


helps young guys in Canberra and surrounds going through tough times


1800 063 060

A health organisation for the LGBTI community that also provides information and advice around domestic violence

Also publish the ‘Another closet’ booklet on same-sex relationships and DV which can be downloaded here:

General Services


1800 152 152

Statewide 24 hour line for assessment, information and referral for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Your Place Housing Support Service

6297 5827

Queanbeyan service for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Office hours.


1800 176 468

ACT referral service for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness


13 11 14

For crisis support and suicide prevention

Housing NSW

ACT Housing

Women’s Legal Centre

6257 4499

Free, confidential legal advice by phone, Monday – Friday, 9.30 am to 12 pm. Or phone to make an appointment to speak to someone

Legal Aid ACT

1300 654 314

Legal Aid NSW

Call 1300 888 529 for the free legal helpline