Domestic violence help
in your region
Below is a list of options for accommodation, including refuges and safe houses, emergency housing, men’s and women’s shelters, and rent assistance. Additionally, the services directory lists local low cost and alternative accommodation options.
Since April 2019, new tenancy laws have been introduced that allow the termination of a lease within 7 days on the ground of domestic violence
If you cannot find local accommodation support services for your area, you can find state and national accommodation service providers at the bottom of this page, including those offering safe accommodation, rental assistance and tenancy advice.
The Albany Community Legal Centre Inc is an independent, non-profit community based legal service, contracted by the Federal Government to deliver community legal services to the Lower Great Southern region of Western Australia.
One-off, free, confidential legal assistance is available to any person in the Great Southern region. Ongoing assistance is provided on a needs assessed basis.
Legal issues you can talk about include:
Where people cannot get to their office they are able to provide a home visit service.
Albany Women’s Centre offers women, with or without children, affected by family and domestic violence a safe refuge and support services. Services include:
Young House provides supported crisis accommodation for young people aged 15 to 25 years (with priority given to those under 20 years of age) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Young House operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Youth workers work to:
The Supported Housing Outreach and Tenancy (SHOT) program is for young people from 15 to 25 years of age who need housing support. Staff provide outreach to those living in AYSA’s six transitional houses, provided through the Southern Community Housing Association. Young people can stay in these houses for up to two years. SHOT youth workers help them access and engage in education, employment and training opportunities, setting them on the path towards financial independence.
Shalom House provides ‘shelter based’ crisis accommodation for men (18 and over) who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They provide residential care, assessment, individualised support, and referral to other support services. Clients are able to book in one day prior or on the day for up to 2 weeks at a time.
Only minutes to the centre of town, yet the quiet. Please Note: The price of 5 Bed Family Room is based on 2 adults and up to 3 under aged children. Charges on arrival for each additional adult guest.
Albany Backpackers is situated in the middle of the town centre, just 50 metres from the bus station and Tourist Bureau and 100 metres from the waterfront.
The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes:
The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides counselling for men who are concerned about becoming violent or abusive. The service can provide:
Information and support is also available for men who have experienced family and domestic violence
Entrypoint Perth is a free assessment and referral service assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Western Australia to access accommodation and support options. For individuals and families based in regional Western Australia, they can: