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.
Albany Women’s Centre offers women, with or without children, affected by family and domestic violence a safe refuge and support services. Services include:
The Supported Housing Outreach and Tenancy (SHOT) program is for young people from 15 to 25 years of age who need housing support. Staff provide outreach to those living in AYSA’s six transitional houses, provided through the Southern Community Housing Association. Young people can stay in these houses for up to two years. SHOT youth workers help them access and engage in education, employment and training opportunities, setting them on the path towards financial independence.
Young House provides supported crisis accommodation for young people aged 15 to 25 years (with priority given to those under 20 years of age) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Young House operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Youth workers work to:
The Albany Community Legal Centre Inc is an independent, non-profit community based legal service, contracted by the Federal Government to deliver community legal services to the Lower Great Southern region of Western Australia.
One-off, free, confidential legal assistance is available to any person in the Great Southern region. Ongoing assistance is provided on a needs assessed basis.
Legal issues you can talk about include:
Where people cannot get to their office they are able to provide a home visit service.
Albany Backpackers is situated in the middle of the town centre, just 50 metres from the bus station and Tourist Bureau and 100 metres from the waterfront.
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.
Located on Forest Avenue, Bunbury, Bunyap House helps young people enjoy the feeling of having a place to call ‘home’, giving them the opportunity to gain life skills, have a crack at washing, cooking and a bit of cleaning while receiving support for school or other education. With room for six, Bunyap House is a discrimination free zone.