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.
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:
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.
Bega Garnbirringu Health Service work intensively with those who are homeless and sleeping rough to gain an alternative means of accommodation, obtain housing or return to their community.
Outcomes-Based Intensive Support to Singles, Couples & Families sleeping rough are provided.
This is a NPA (National Partnership Agreement) Initiative funded program.