If you're experiencing family or domestic violence
Learn what help is available for those in need of accommodation.
The Department of Communities & Justice operates a housing rental assistance service called Start Safely.
It is for people who do not have a stable and secure place to live due to domestic or family violence. Start Safely can be used to:
- help find a safe and affordable place to rent
- pay some of your rent for up to 3 years
- assist with education and employment options.
Find out more about Start Safely at Communities & Justice.
Shelters and other support
|Organisation||Services||Get in touch|
|Domestic Violence Line||24/7 counselling and referrals to women experiencing domestic and family violence||1800 656 463|
|1800RESPECT||24 hour counselling and support service||1800 737 732|
|Women's Legal Service NSW||Helps women experiencing violence with their legal rights and access to justice||1800 810 784|
|Women's Community Shelters||Offers short term emergency housing and support for homeless women||0434 317 107|
|NSW Sexual Violence Helpline||24/7 advice and counselling for people of all genders whose lives have been impacted by sexual assault, recently or in the past||1800 424 017|
Learn about housing assistance if you're experiencing family and domestic violence at Communities & Justice.