Find the help
If there is an imminent danger or risk of harm call 000 for emergency help from Police and Ambulance. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence and need crisis support or help, please visit SAFER support services for information and resources. To find other local services near you please contact one of the support hotline numbers below.
Counselling and support
Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline
1800 019 123
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.
Bursting the Bubble
What's OK at Home? This website for young people has been developed by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. It has been designed to help people understand what family violence is, why it happens, how to recognise it and how to help others who are experiencing it.
Smartphone financial & personal safety app
Penda is a free, national app with legal, financial, and personal safety information and referrals for women who have experienced domestic and family violence. Domestic violence service apps should only be downloaded if you have safe, secure control and access to your phone.
Smartphone support services app
Daisy is an app developed 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.
The Supernova Project
The Supernova Project is a global effort that aims to contribute to addressing abuse within the LGBTQIA+ communities. They aim to empower queer people around the world who are experiencing domestic abuse by providing a queer friendly platform of information and support.
Free food and local services
A list of free meals, discounted food hampers and other local services can be found here.
Ask Izzy is a great way to find help specific to your situation, tailoring advice through a series of options.