What should I do now?

Woman that experienced domestic violence sitting down beside a lake during sunset

Experiencing domestic and family violence can be overwhelming, and it is difficult to know what to do once you realise it is happening to you. You are not alone, and we are here to help you.

If you recognise that you are in a relationship in which you are experiencing domestic and family violence, but do not know what to do next, you might like to click through to the below links:

I am affected by domestic or family violence and I need to leave now

  • Call the police on 000 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.
  • Call the Crisis Care WA helpline on 1800 199 008 or (08) 9223 1111.

If you need to leave immediately, enact your safety plan and if you can, take your mobile phone and escape bag (but only if it safe to do so).

Our online directory can help you find local:

I am affected by domestic or family violence and I would like to speak to someone anonymously

We understand that living in a small town in regional Western Australia might mean that you do not want your situation to be made known to other people, for a variety of reasons. Further, the people who may be available to help you might be people that either you, or the person using violence, already know. If this is your situation, you may wish to consider the following options:

I am experiencing domestic or family violence and I would like to find someone to help me, locally

We know that finding local and relevant help in regional Western Australia may be difficult,  but you are not alone. DVassist is here to help. We can help you find local, relevant domestic violence service providers in your area, including:

I am experiencing domestic or family violence, but I cannot leave

If you are experiencing domestic violence, there may be a variety of reasons why you cannot leave, and either need or want to stay with the person using violence. There are a range of options and resources available to help you if you are in this situation.

DVassist can help you with:

You might be isolated, but you are not alone. We are here to support regional, rural or remote Western Australians experiencing family and domestic violence. Our phone and web chat counselling services are anonymous, confidential, free and available 7 days a week.

Let’s chat.

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