Domestic violence help
in your region
Below is a list of financial services, including financial counselling, planning and advice services. If you can’t find local financial support services for your area, there is a list of state and national financial support services at the bottom of this page.
Esperance Financial Counselling Service primarily targets families on low incomes, facing financial difficulties. This is a free holistic service assisting people to gain financial knowledge and control of their lives.
The service has run workshops such as ‘Money Matters’, a financial management workshop, including topics such as, understanding paperwork, goal setting, credit, debts and budgets.
Financial Counselling can help you to:
The ECAS Women’s Safe House offers support to women and children (male under 17 years of age) escaping Family and Domestic Violence and experiencing homelessness through Domestic Violence.
At the refuge staff will assist you with information to help you decide about housing, legal and income issues. You will be supplied with bedding and food, clothing and toiletries if needed.
Support, referrals, advocacy and information to those using the service.
They can refer you to other services like a counsellor to discuss your feelings and choices at this time.
Safe at Home Service:
For some families, staying in their home and having the violent person leave is the best option.
Staff can provide support for women staying at their homes.
The staff can help you assess your risk and support you with safety plans and increased practical safety measures.
The staff will provide regular outreach assistance and support while you rebuild a safe life for yourself and your children.
Each woman has a key worker who can help with the following:
TV Financial is a specialist financial planning and services consultancy. Services include:
ARC Accounting and Financial Solutions are financial advisers, services include:
Precept Financial Services are financial advisors providing advice in:
They can help you:
Support through payments and services while you are looking for work or doing approved studies to help you find and keep a job.
To get this you must:
A payment for farming families in financial hardship.
To get this you must:
National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. Their financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service.
Your Toolkit is a free comprehensive online financial toolkit that is designed to help women facing domestic and family violence and financial abuse on their journey to more independent, confident and safe lives. Their website includes information on:
ASIC’s MoneySmart website is for all Australians – young or old, rich or poor, investing or paying off debt.
They offer free, independent guidance. They have smart tips on dealing with the ups and downs of life:
WAConnect is an online directory where users can search for food relief, financial counsellors and emergency accomodation among other services.
No Interest Loans (NILS) provide individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit.
Loans are available for essential goods and services such as fridges, washing machines, car repairs and medical procedures for up to $1,500. Repayments are set at an affordable amount over 12 to 18 months.
StepUp is a low interest loan for people on low incomes who have difficulty accessing credit from a bank. You can borrow from $800 – $3,000 with up to three years to pay it back. There are no fees. Loans can be used for items such as:
*Loans cannot be used for cash, debt consolidation, holidays or bills