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.
If you are living in a Housing Authority, or in a private rental situation, and are having problems with the tenancy, this service might be useful to you.
They can visit you in your home to talk about how to solve the problems and help you in fixing them. Workers will keep in touch with you over a few months to see how things are going.
They can also help if you are having difficulty in getting rental accommodation.
They can also assist people who are experiencing homelessness in gaining housing options either private rental, government housing or sharing.
|The Local Support Coordinator provides co-ordinated response and proactive outreach to women experiencing family violence in the Murchison region for a period of up to 18 months. Assistance for people in Carnarvon is available during 6 weekly visits to homes for issues including:
|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.|
STAY is a crisis service for young people who are aged between 15 & 25 years who may be experiencing:
Families can access the service by self-referral, other agency referral, by the Department of Child Protection and Family Support or directly from Police.
Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge provides safe and supported accommodation for women with or without children who are escaping family violence or are at risk of being homeless as a result of crisis.
Chrysalis House also provides services for children. A child support worker works with children to reduce the harmful effects of family violence, including availability of crèche services. Chrysalis House can accommodate children and youth up to the age of 18 years with appropriate recreation activities available.
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: