Support services

Our team understand that Family Law is a daunting and emotional area of law. We have created this page as a resource for those experiencing domestic violence, you are not alone!

1800 Respect

The national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling service for anyone in Australia who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence or sexual assault. 24 hours, 7 days a week.

1800 737 732 (24 hours)



MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns, including issues of violence.

1300 789 978 (24 hours)

Men’s Referral Service

The Men’s Referral Service is a men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service for men using or at risk of using violent or controlling behaviour.

1300 766 491 (Monday to Friday: 8am – 9pm, weekends: 9am – 5pm)

Safe steps

 Safe steps is the state-wide 24/7 access point for those who need to leave a violent situation and access emergency crisis accommodation.






1800 015 188 (24 hours) 

On average, 17 adults every day are hospitalised due to assault by a partner or family member (Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare). Along with the stress of being confined in our homes we are experiencing an unsettling increase in instances of family violence perpetrated against both men and women. Domestic violence can affect anyone in the community, and it does not discriminate against young or old, rich or poor, gender, ethnicity or religion. It is predicted that for every three months lock down continues an additional 15 million cases of domestic violence will occur worldwide (Source: UN populations fund). There is no shame in being a victim. Abuse is never okay!


Useful resources

Remember for instances requiring urgent medical assistance or Police always call 000

Have you been the victim of domestic violence?

Take our free online claim check now to see if you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.

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