help when you need it



We are all working towards a safer and healthier future. We recognise that there is still a need for emergency services, as well as ongoing welfare & legal services. Whilst the below list is not exhaustive of the help that is available, we make every effort to keep it updated with a broad range of services that have the safety of young people as their foundation.

DIAL 000

and ask for the police

if you are in immediate danger


To discuss concerns or to report child abuse, contact the NSW Child Protection Helpline (24/7): 132 111 or TTY 1800 212 936

To make report sexual assault or domestic violence to the Police: 131 444.


NSW Rape Crisis Centre (24/7) Phone: 1800 424 017

  • Trauma-specialist counselling, information and referral for anyone in NSW who has experienced or been impacted by sexual assault
  • Support, information and referral is also available for non-offending supporters



SARO – Sexual Assault Reporting Option 

enables people to provide information about sexual assault to police informally, rather than by making a formal complaint. SARO can be completed anonymously.





1800 Respect (National counselling service)

Phone 1800 737 732

Website https://www.1800respect.org.au


Multi-lingual resources

What is sexual assault and where can you get help? Free booklets to download – available in 9 different languages, from ECAV

Sexual Assault Service (Health NSW)

all areas phone contacts here


Domestic Violence Line (NSW)

Phone 1800 656 463


Immigrant Women’s Speakout

Phone 02 9635 8022

Website http://www.speakout.org.au/dv.html


Kid’s Helpline

Phone 1800 551 800

Website https://kidshelpline.com.au/kids/



Phone 13 11 14

Website https://www.lifeline.org.au/Home


eSafetywomen (National)

Great resource for staying safe online Website https://www.esafety.gov.au

Women’s Legal Services NSW  Phone: 1800 801 501 or 02 8745 6988

  • Free confidential legal information, advice and referrals for women in NSW with a focus on family law, domestic violence, sexual assault and discrimination.
  • Monday and Thursday: 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Tuesday: 1:30pm – 4:30pm



Domestic Violence Legal Service Phone: 1800 810 784 or 02 8745 6999

  • Provides free confidential legal information, advice and referrals about domestic violence and Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs)
  • Monday and Thursday: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday and Friday: 9:30am – 12:30pm



Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

  • Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services assist women and children who are or have been experiencing domestic violence to obtain effective legal protection through applications for Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs).
  • The services help women to obtain legal protection from domestic violence and with other needs including accessing support services (for example financial assistance and advice, housing, counselling and family law issues).
  • They can’t provide legal advice but they can refer women to solicitors.
  • In some areas they work with solicitors from the Legal Aid NSW Domestic Violence Practitioner Scheme.



Legal Aid NSW 1300 888 529