Help Lines

Domestic Violence Hotlines


1800RESPECT – 1800 737 73224 hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Call toll-free 1800 737 732. Visit website

Lifeline -13 11 14

Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State. Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14. Visit website

Police and Ambulance – 000

Dial 000 in an emergency and in cases of immediate danger.

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. Call the hotline for help 

Translating & Interpreting Service – 131 450

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, on 131 450. Visit website

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

Free counselling 24/7, whether you’re feeling suicidal, are worried about someone else, or have lost someone to suicide.Call 1300 659 467 for help. Visit website

Mensline Australia – 1300 789 978

Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties. 24/7 telephone and online support an information service for Australian men.Call 1300 789 978 for help. Visit website

Kids Help Line – 1800 551 800

Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia. Call 1800 551 800 for help. Visit website

Australian Childhood Foundation – 1800 176 453

/ 03 9874 3922 Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse. For information, email them at For counselling services, call toll-free number 1800 176 453. Visit website

Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277

Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners. To be connected to the nearest Relationships Australia, call 1300 364 277 (for the cost of a local call). Visit website

Blue Knot Foundation – 1300 657 380

Telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them. Call 1300 657 380 between 9am-5pm for counselling services or email at Visit website

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline – 1800 880 052

An Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability. Call the free hotline on 1800 880 052. Visit website

Penda – Download in Google Play or the iTunes App Store

Penda is a free, national app with legal, financial, and personal safety information and referrals for women who have experienced domestic and family violence. It was developed by the Women’s Legal Service Qld with funding from Financial Literacy Australia. Download now LGBTQIA+ Domestic Violence Information

Safe Relationships Project – 1800 244 481

Provides men and women who are experiencing domestic violence in same-sex relationships with support, advocacy, referral and legal information.Call free number 1800 244 481 for help. Visit website

National Police Assistance Line – 131 444

Some police stations have an LGBTIQ liaison officer (known as GLLO/gay and lesbian liaison officer). Call the Police Assistance Line

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. Visit website

Another Closet – 1800 656 463

Online resource with information and referral details on LGBTIQ domestic and family violence. Includes information for supporting a friend or family member. Call free number 1800 656 463. Visit website

The Gender Centre – 02 9519 7599

The Gender Centre offers a wide range of services to transgender and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends. Call between Mon – Fri on 02 9519 7599 for help services. Visit website

OII Australia – Intersex Australia     Promoting human rights and bodily autonomy for intersex people, and providing information, education and peer support. Visit website


Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Substance Use

Domestic violence is the intentional use of emotional, psychological, sexual or physical force by one family member or intimate partner to control another. Victims of domestic violence who struggle with addiction face significant barriers to receiving treatment, but programs that effectively address addiction and abuse-related trauma are available.


Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is a disease that changes the way the brain works. It causes negative emotions, impulsive behavior, cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Treatment for alcohol addiction includes supervised detox, counseling and therapy, and support group participation. Drug Rehab – Alcohol Addiction