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.
The Youth Accommodation Program (YAP) is a 24 hour crisis service that includes case management support to youths aged 15-25 who are referred as homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Residential Coordinators and Youth Workers work together with the young people to find safe accommodation or be reconciled back to their families or even to generate support plans that help build up their life skills and improve their pathways to a safe home through either secondary education, employment or training.
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 often complex issues which affect their tenancy.
The service is provided across the Pilbara and remote areas in collaboration with Bloodwood Tree.
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.
Healthy living Program: An intensive 4-day workshop that provides at-risk individuals and families with the tools and knowledge needed to achieve and maintain a healthy home (tenancy obligations, inspections, cleaning and maintaining a home), healthy family (family health, family first aid and conflict resolution) and healthy life (bill paying, budgeting and meal planning).
The workshops are hands-on and collaborate with local agencies to assist participants to stay in their home once tenancy has been obtained.
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: