Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse & Violence


Domestic abuse and violence can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. The following link provides a clear description of what abuse can look like:

Understanding abuse

Women, if you recognize yourself or someone you know in those warning signs and descriptions of abuse, reach out: Help for Women

Men, if you’re worried about what happens when you get angry, if you hurt those you care most about, if you’re concerned about how your behaviour affects your partner or children and would you like to deal with thoughts and feelings that lead you to violence or aggression, reach out: Help for Men

These services provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment to help both men and women bring about positive changes in their lives – for themselves and those around them.
The following contact numbers may also be useful:

National 1800RESPECT Line (phone and online counselling & info)
1800 737 732
Domestic Violence 24 Hour Help Line1800 800 098
Mensline (Telephone & Online support service 24 hour service)1300 789 978
Domestic Violence Crisis Service (business hours)1300 782 200
Crisis Care13 16 11
Emergency Accommodation Services of SA1800 003 308
Legal Services Commission of SA (free advice) (08) 8463 3555
Centrelink (financial assistance) 131 021
Family Relationship Advice Line (for mediation/separation advice)1800 050 321

Or visit

Give your name and address and be clear about the urgency of your call.

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