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)

https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) 

6280 0900

http://www.dvcs.org.au/

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

1800RESPECT

1800 737 732

1800RESPECT is the National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service. It is confidential online and telephone counselling, information and referral service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Domestic violence: it can happen to anyone

http://www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au/home

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

NSW Department of Community Services

http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/docs_menu/parents_carers_and_families/domestic_and_family_violence.html 

Provides general information on DFV and also for information about exclusion orders to have a violent partner removed from your home

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

http://crcc.org.au/

For support and advocacy in the case of sexual assault

 


Information and services for men


MensLine

1300 7899 78

https://www.mensline.org.au/about-us/about-mensline-australia

A 24 hour national phone and online information, support and referral service for men who are experiencing relationship concerns

CanFaCS

6123 4000

http://www.canfacs.org.au/

Supports homeless fathers and children

Menslink

Provides counselling and support to young men in Canberra, aged up to 25

Information and services for the LGBT community

ACON

1800 063 060

http://www.acon.org.au/anti-violence/Same-Sex-Domestic-Violence

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:

http://www.acon.org.au/sites/default/files/Another%20Closet%20booklet%202009.pdf


General Services


Link2home

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.

First Point

1800 176 468

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

Lifeline

13 11 14

For crisis support and suicide prevention

Housing NSW

http://www.housing.nsw.gov.au/

ACT Housing

http://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/hcs

Women’s Legal Centre

http://www.womenslegalact.org/

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

http://www.legalaidact.org.au/

1300 654 314

Legal Aid NSW

http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/

Call 1300 888 529 for the free legal helpline