Domestic violence help
in your region
The Sir James Mitchell Fund is used to assist those who may need a helping hand. Applications for assistance are considered on an individual basis and are completely confidential. Assistance is in the form of IGA food cards, health expenses and other general assistance. It does not assist with whitegoods, rental bonds and arrears, utility bills (electricity, gas, water etc), car registration/maintenance, travel or funeral expenses.
The Safe at Home Domestic Violence Outreach program is a telephone support service to help men bring about positive behaviour changes in their lives to develop respectful relationships with their partner, ex-partner and children.
The Safe at Home Domestic Violence Outreach program provides:
Who Can Safe at Home Domestic Violence Outreach Help?
Our Safe at Home Domestic Violence Outreach program is available to all men living within WA who are ready and willing to make long-term behavioural changes.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provide information and referral, a low-cost legal advice service on a wide range of issues, and a mediation service.
Their services include:
Rural Financial Counselling Services WA (RFCS WA) services are available to:
The DVassist counselling service is available Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm, via free call 1800 080 083 to anyone living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia. We provide information and support for women, men and young people living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia experiencing family and domestic violence.
If life is at threat, call 000 immediately. If you need to report a breach of a Family Violence Order, or require Police attendance, please call 131 444.
Questions you may be asked:
If the incident is occurring while you are talking to the operator, stay on the telephone. Your safety is paramount to us.
Free help for separated dads. They provide:
A free specialist family violence service which provides legal and social support services to victims of family and domestic violence. The Family Advocacy Support Service can help with:
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
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.
The SANE Help Centre provides counselling, support, information and referrals to adults who identify as having a complex mental health issue, complex trauma or high levels of psychological distress. SANE services include telephone counselling, online chat service, email counselling support and community forums.
Call to Mind is a telepsychiatry service that allows people across Australia to access quality mental health care. They have a team of psychiatrists ranging in availability and speciality to best meet your needs. Consults are held on a video-conferencing platform so you can attend your appointment from anywhere.
The WA Poisons Information Centre (WAPIC) is an emergency phone service to the states of Western Australia and South Australia and the Northern Territory providing management advice in cases of suspected poisoning and known poisonings. Advice is also provided on drug information and poisoning prevention.
Youth Legal Service is a not-for-profit organisation providing free legal services to children and young people across Western Australia.
Children and young people can access our legal advice line during office hours, for the cost of a local telephone call or call our free 1800 number.
They can offer advice in:
FASS provide support and legal help if you are affected by domestic and family violence and have a family law issue.
They can help you if you have experienced domestic and family violence or someone says you have used violence. The Family Advocacy and Support Service lawyers can assist by:
Healthdirect provides free, trusted health information and advice over the phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Telehealth is a health appointment by videoconference, connecting you with a medical specialist, allied health professional or nurse.
People in regional Western Australia can use videoconferencing to attend appointments with their clinician in Perth or another location. In some cases, it is also available to people in the city who find it hard to get to their health professional.
Instant Consult provides you with the ability to have a health consultation with an Australian registered, fully qualified and experienced Doctor via video call, anywhere in Australia.
They provide a platform for affordable and effective health consultations supplementing the traditional health care system. No need to book an appointment – simply “Request a Consult” and the first available Doctor will connect with you instantly.
The online restraining order application service has been introduced to make it possible for people seeking the protection of a restraining order to lodge their application without having to attend a court registry. You can visit or phone a registered organisation and they will be able to help you lodge the application.
If an urgent order is required and it is not possible to make an application to the court (for example, it is outside of business hours or you are in a remote location), WA police can issue 72 hour police orders. Please contact WA Police on 131 444 or 000 for emergencies.