How to Donate

We are grateful for the financial support we receive via donations, which allows us to continue helping those in regional, rural and remote Western Australia experiencing domestic or family violence.

All donations to DVassist are committed to bringing an end to family domestic violence in regional, rural and remote areas of WA. Initially, funds donated will assist in expanding the online directory service, to provide a fast and efficient online tool for anyone experiencing domestic or family violence who needs to find help. What is unique about this online directory is its ability to tailor the resources available to victims of domestic and family violence, to the local area.

Once the online directory is fully functioning and we have all regional areas in WA covered, it will need ongoing maintenance.

DVassist’s next priority is the creation of a call centre to provide telephone counselling for those involved in family or domestic violence situations.  This service will offer people the opportunity to have confidential, tailored discussions with informed, qualified and helpful counsellors who are trained to help in these situations, and who are familiar with the additional challenges of living in regional, rural and remote areas.

Finally, we eventually hope to offer a live online web chat function available through our website. This third avenue of support will give even greater flexibility to those in need around how they connect with networks that can assist them in making the changes to improve their family or domestic violence situation.

DVassist operates with a very small administration team to ensure that the majority of the funds received by the organisation are dedicated to delivering real change through effective support and connection.

Should you wish to donate to DVassist, please find further information below.

Bank Deposit

Transfer your donation directly from your bank account to DVassist. Our bank details are:

  • Account Name: Breaking the Silence (trading as DV Assist)
  • BSB: 302-162
  • Account: 1273163

Please email us at info@dvassist.org.au if you require a receipt. Please note all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Mail Donation

Make a cheque or money order out to DVasisst.

  • Post to: PO Box 1249, Esperance WA 6450

How to leave a bequest

We welcome any donations made to DVassist by way of bequests. If you do not have a will and wish to make one, we recommend that you obtain legal advice in this regard. If you do not have a legal representative, you may wish to contact The Public Trustee in Western Australia. If you already have a will, the usual way of amending an existing will is with a codicil – a short legal amendment to your existing will stating what you wish to give to DVassist. We recommend that you obtain legal advice to ensure any will or codicil is effective.

Information for your legal representative

The following may be of use to your solicitor in preparing your bequest:

  • Business Name: Breaking the Silence Ltd
  • Trading Name: DV Assist
  • Postal Address: PO Box 1249 Esperance WA 6450
  • Phone: (08) 6146 2518
  • Email: info@dvassist.org.au
  • Legal Entity: Company Limited by Guarantee
  • ABN: 80 392 422 300
  • ACN: 634 589 834

DVassist is is registered as a Public Benevolent Institution and is endorsed for Charity Tax Concessions (TCC) which includes GST concession; income tax exemption; FBT exemption. DVassist is also registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

If you have any questions about how to make a donation, please contact us at info@dvassist.org.au.

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