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.
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 Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre – Women’s Shelter provides:
Derby Lodge has 35 fully equipped self-contained units. Derby Lodge offers comfortable motel accommodation for those on a budget, some with en suites, others share communal bathroom facilities. Amenities include:
Centacare Kimberley has a team of dedicated support workers who can assist you to develop a plan that will successfully lead to home ownership.
This program support people who are currently employed, undertaking an apprenticeship, or are completing a traineeship that will lead to employment. The focus of the program is to support people to build the financial skills, knowledge, confidence and strength to buy their own home, or to take charge of their own future in a private rental.
The Department provides a range of child safety and family support services to Western Australian individuals, children and their families. Contact them for assistance to access emergency accommodation.
Centacare Kimberley offers support to people who are homeless, or are highly at risk of becoming homeless in Broome and Derby. Homelessness is where you don’t have a stable or secure place to live, so includes people who are living in overcrowded family homes. All people over the age of 25 are eligible for support. The focus of the three Homelessness services is to support individuals, couples and families to achieve the goal of obtaining and then maintaining long term stable housing in the Public Housing system, or, the private rental market.
The Derby service can work with any person who is Homeless, but does have a focus on supporting women and children who are escaping Domestic Violence to secure long term housing.
Homelessness Services offer a holistic response that can support people to overcome multiple life challenges, and are able to provide support in the areas of:
AHL’s primary purpose is to provide Indigenous Australians with safe, comfortable, affordable and culturally sensitive accommodation. This accommodation enables Indigenous Australians to access essential services such as education, health, legal advice, training and employment that might not otherwise be available in their home communities.
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: