Escape Bag Checklist

Plan Safety

As part of your safety planning, you should be deciding what to take and what to leave behind. This can be a confronting exercise. This feeling is very normal, and if you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious, you might want to speak with someone.

An escape bag is a bag that contains all of your essential items. Having a packed escape bag will allow you to easily take with you everything you need if you and your children (if you have any) need to leave your home quickly.

The list below may help you to decide what to pack:

Quick Exit

Over the past two years DVassist has been offering a telephone and webchat counselling service as part of a pilot project funded by the Commonwealth Government.

The project is now complete and consequently our counselling services are no longer operating as of Friday 21 October 2022.

For 24-hour confidential information, counselling and support for family and domestic violence please call
1800 Respect on 1800 737 732.

For crisis support, including referrals to women’s refuges, please call Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline on
1800 007 339.

If you are in immediate danger
please call 000.