If you live in regional, rural or remote Western Australia and you are experiencing family and domestic violence, you can access anonymous, confidential, free counselling from a non-government agency

Monday to Thursday, 8am-8pm (AWST)

What happens when you contact us?

Phone line

Our counsellors are qualified professionals who understand the unique challenges of life in regional, rural and remote communities.
We specialise in recovery and healing from family and domestic violence.

1800 080 083

Web Chat

If you can’t speak and need support, you can text our counsellors using web-chat.

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Find a service

PLEASE NOTE: New regional areas are regularly being added, if you cannot find a service near you please select State/ National Service providers in the location drop down

Are you experiencing family or domestic violence?
Don’t know where to start to get help?

We believe that every person in a relationship should feel safe and respected and free from any form of violence or oppression.

This website explains what domestic and family violence is. It is not just physical violence.

DVassist is here to help, with information, resources and practical support for those experiencing or concerned about others who may be experiencing domestic and family violence.

Domestic and family violence can often be hard to define and understand. Behavioural abuse, emotional abuse and psychological abuse can all be forms of domestic and family violence. This website is a resource to help you to learn more about domestic and family violence, and to connect you to local domestic and family violence help.

For some visitors to this site, you may know you want or need to leave your partner. Or you may need to or want to stay, and instead learn how to manage your situation, either in the home or online (or both). For family and friends who may be worried for your loved ones, you are welcome to use this site to find help and information.

We know that many people have questions or are looking for help in relation to:

  • Counselling and case management support
  • Mental health and the impacts of trauma
  • The role of police intervention if it does not seem to be an emergency
  • Rent assistance, emergency housing or refuge accommodation
  • Financial and legal options
  • Caring for children in family and domestic violence situations

What we do know, is every situation is different. We hope the resources made available here will guide you towards making safe, healthy, respectful decisions for you and your family.

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