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.
|RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park is a pet friendly accommodation option offering a range of accommodation including self-contained cabins, brand new studios and powered and unpowered sites. Their facilities include a kitchen, laundry facilities, fax/photocopying and wifi access.|
|This service provides emergency relief for food, accommodation, fuel, transport etc. CFSS also assists people in applying for government housing and provide letters of support for clients at risk of homelessness or living with relatives in overcrowded situations.|
|The Centre provides a safe, care-oriented environment in which persons found intoxicated in public may sober up, therefore diverting them from police lock-ups and reducing the likelihood of them causing further harm to themselves or others in the community. Drug and Alcohol Office policy is that people presenting as intoxicated on any substance should be admitted to the centre, provided they comply with the normal criteria for admission: i.e. they are there on a voluntary basis; they have no medical condition which precluded their admission: their behavioural and physiological presentation is assessed by staff as appropriate for the sobering up centre environment.|
|THRIVE supports tenants of Public Housing and Aboriginal Housing who experience difficulties sustaining their tenancy. THRIVE also supports people who may be homeless and those on a housing waitlist, who have 12 months or less wait for a property.
Thrive case managers work with individuals and families to help them develop skills, knowledge and links to community services and resources that will help them to address complex issues which affect their tenancy.
|Public Tenancy Support Service aims to assist Dept of Housing tenants at risk of eviction to avoid becoming homeless. The support worker visits tenants in their homes on a regular basis to help sustain their tenancies through tenancy support, advocacy and case management. Participation in the program is with the tenants’ consent, but sometimes becomes a condition of the tenancy where there has been a prior tenancy agreement with issues including debts, property standards in breach of the tenancy agreement and anti-social behaviour.|
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: