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
Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)

6280 0900;

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


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

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

NSW Department of Community Services 

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;

For support and advocacy in the case of sexual assault

Information and services for men


1300 7899 78

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


6123 4000

Supports homeless fathers and children


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

Information and services for the LGBT community


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.

First Point

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