Domestic violence help
in your region
Family Law Counselling helps people with relationship difficulties to better manage their personal or interpersonal issues to do with children and families during separation and divorce. Counselling is offered by trained professionals and can be provided to individuals, couples or families. Counsellors can assist with issues such as:
Loss and grief
Understanding the impact of separation on self and children
Dealing with own and children’s difficult emotions
Understanding and managing conflict
Developing appropriate boundaries and communication
Dealing with difficult transitions
Looking to the future and moving on
Managing step parenting and issues that arise in step families
Family Law Counselling practitioners offer information support, referral, counselling and mediation services to families and individuals.
Nirrumbuk Environmental and Health Services, in partnership with the Department of Housing, delivers the Support and Tenancy Education Program (STEP) to the Kimberley region.
Through STEP, eligible tenants can receive education and case management to improve their living skills, independently manage their tenancies, and reduce the likelihood of homelessness.
The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers.
Services available to victims of crime include:
Broome PCYC exists so that disadvantaged children and young people at risk across the Broome region have a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.
Broome PCYC facilitates participation in sporting, recreation, cultural and community programs with an aim to encourage young people to achieve their best in life. The Centre caters to all ages through the provision of recreational activities such as boxing, gym classes and indoor soccer, and also delivers alternate education and diversionary programs.
The Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) helps young people who are seeking work or making the transition from school to work. They primarily work with those who have special learning needs or limited social skills.
They can provide mentoring and support with:
When you need to visit Broome to conduct family and personal business, Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation (BASSA) is an option that is affordable, safe and secure.
BASSA has 44 units available with single, double and family beds. Twelve of those units have disability access. When you stay at BASSA you will be provided with breakfast and an evening meal. On site BASSA also offers a laundry, BBQ area, children’s playground and basketball court. The facility has 24/7 security surveillance for your safety and provides a shuttle service into Broome.
The Change Em Ways (CEW) program is a federally funded Mens Behaviour Change Program which has been developed within a culturally secure, trauma informed framework for Indigenous men who have been involved in and wish to cease using family and domestic violence.
The program is premised on a number of core values:
The CEW program recognises the importance of partner contact during the men’s participation in the MBC process and a holistic approach being central to address and break the cycle of Indigenous Family Violence by engaging the man’s partner, family, children and community.
The SWSF is a program which provides a safe space for women who have been affected by family & domestic violence (FDV) to come together to reflect on their own understanding and experiences of FDV. Involvement in the SWSF gives the women an opportunity to positively contribute to the men’s program outcome by having:
Male & Co. is a private financial service in Broome that can assist you in:
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.