No longer feeling safe- Domestic Violence

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If you are in immediate danger call 000

What is Domestic Violence?

White Ribbon – Australian domestic violence statistics

If you are a victim of violence there is help available:  

Emergency Accommodation

Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline – NSW

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can ring the Domestic Violence Line for help.  

The Domestic Violence Line is a state-wide free-call number and is available 24 hours, seven days a week.

Phone: 1800 656 463 (24hr)

TTY: 1800 671 442

Web: www.community.nsw.gov.au/parents,-carers-and-families/domestic-and-family-violence/domestic-violence-line

Domestic Violence Police Liaison Officer – Narellan Police Station Phone: 02 4632 4499

Police –

  • Campbelltown: (02) 4620 1199
  • Macquarie Fields: (02) 9605 0499
  • Picton: (02) 4677 8999
  • The Oaks: (02) 4657 1142

Macarthur Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service 

You do not need to attend Court to access their free service. They have a CALD Specialist Worker and also an Aboriginal Specialist Worker.

A free service for women seeking information, referrals or support at Court for an ADVO. They are able to advocate for women with other services and make appropriate referrals according to their needs.

They attend Campbelltown, Camden and Picton Courts.

Phone: 46407333

Web: www.macarthurlegal.org.au 

Living Without Violence Factsheets- Developed in simple language so that women don’t have to trawl through legal jargon to try and work out their rights

Other Services located in Macarthur than can provide support 

Female Survival Kit – in case of an emergency

Legal Services for women suffering domestic violence

Aurora App PDF is a free smart phone app for people experiencing domestic and family violence in NSW; it is an accessible way of finding information, support and services about domestic violence in NSW.

Re-focus- A free app from iTunes for women affected by domestic violence Re-focus is a combination of legal information, practical steps and coping tips for women about separation. If you are in a relationship where there is domestic violence (DV) or your partner might monitor/ track you or otherwise make you feel unsafe consider whether it is safe for you to download this App. By Women’s Legal Service. 

Say No To Domestic Violence Website

For women to access information specific to the Macarthur area on domestic and family violence and service providers and also other helpful links.

Web: www.sayno2dv.org.au 

Campbelltown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee Website

DVHelp.org.au is a project of Campbelltown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee- CDVLC.

CDVLC is auspiced by the Macarthur Legal Centre and convened by Campbelltown City Council

Web: www.dvhelp.org.au

DOCS Helpline:

24 hour service for intake and investigation of child abuse allegations state wide, assistance for families in crisis, emergency interpreter service where needed.

Phone: 13 2111 for general public

Phone: 13 DOCS (13 3627) for mandatory reporters

Lifeline Domestic Abuse & Family Violence- Facts & information

Web: www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/Facts—Information/Domestic-Abuse-and-Family-Violence?gclid=CJLMlpCFrcoCFQojvQodHbQCEA

Centrelink Australia Wide- Crisis Payment

Phone: 132 717

Web: www.centrelink.gov.au 

You can apply for a Crisis Payment if you have experienced domestic violence and you have left home, or your partner has left or been removed because of the violence. This payment must be claimed within 7 days from the day that you decided not to go home or you decided not to have your partner back in the home. This is a one-off payment in addition to Centrelink payments.

Phone: Centrelink on 131 794 for more help

Centrelink Crisis Payment

National Sexual assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

Crisis Hotline for all women in domestic violence situations. Referrals to refuges and other appropriate services.

They aim to provide a best practice, professional telephone and online, crisis and trauma counselling service 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and assist people who have been or who are affected by sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

1800RESPECT- speak with a counsellor about any issue in relation to sexual assault, domestic & family violence. Counsellors are available 24/7

Phone: 1800 737 732 (24/7)

Web: www.1800respect.org.au 

NSW Rape Crisis Centre

Phone: (02) 9819 7357 (Sydney metropolitan)

TTY: 9181 4349

Toll free: 1800 424 017 (24 hours, 7 days)

Toll free: 1800 454 017 (if you are calling from regional NSW)

Web: www.nswrapecrisis.com.au 

Domestic Violence in Same Sex Relationships

Web: www.ssdv.acon.org.au 

Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association of NSW Inc

Phone: 02 9635 8022

Web: www.speakout.org.au 

Image-based abuse (IBA)

What is (IBA)? Image-based abuse (IBA) occurs when intimate, nude or sexual images are distributed without the consent of those pictured. This includes real, altered (e.g. Photo-shopped) and drawn pictures and videos.

Web: www.esafety.gov.au/image-based-abuse/