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1800RESPECT
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1800RESPECT is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone, SMS and online chat. We are...

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Beyond Blue offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here to help everyone in...


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Listening Ear provides free and confidential support and information by phone. We are here to help everyone in Australia who...


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Adults

Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service provides free and confidential trauma-informed counselling, support and...


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Veterans

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS) is Australia’s leading provider of high quality mental health...


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Indigenous support

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians, managers, crew and music workers by the Support Act Wellbeing...


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Men

MensLine Australia offers free professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling support for men with concerns about mental...


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LGBTQ+

QLife provides free and confidential support and information over phone and online chat. We help the LGBTIQ+ community in...


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Children

Kids Helpline, powered by yourtown, is Australia’s only free and confidential, 24/7 online and phone counselling service for...


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eheadspace is dedicated to providing free and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here to help youth in...


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Abuse and domestic violence hotlines are available in Australia

Domestic abuse is any behaviour that aims to dominate or maintain control over a partner, spouse, family member or girlfriend/boyfriend. The abuse may be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial in nature. You may feel controlled, threatened, coerced or demeaned.

One in three women and one in three men have experienced abuse or domestic violence. You might be afraid of reaching out for support. However, there are people who are equipped and willing to help you. Consider reaching out to any of the 10 hotlines in Australia who with abuse and domestic violence if you are experiencing these signs:

  • Forcing you to use substances, lead an unhealthy lifestyle, or not take medication you need
  • Your belongings and property being destroyed
  • Feeling helpless, desperate, or emotionally numb
  • You are being isolated from friends and family members
  • Your partner/family member constantly checks up on you
  • Avoiding certain topics so that you don’t anger your partner/family member
  • Fear of your partner/family member much of the time
  • Your partner/family member belittles your accomplishments and makes you feel unworthy

Experiencing a wide range of emotions is perfectly normal for victims of abuse and domestic violence. Doubting the clarity of your mind or your ability to understand what’s happening is also a common consequence of the abuse you have experienced.

You might feel insecure and unsure what the right thing to do in your situation is. Fortunately, there are professionals and volunteers in Australia who have experience helping domestic violence and abuse victims. They could help you find your way towards a better life.

If you are ready to talk to someone about your experiences of abuse or domestic violence, you can contact a hotline in Australia for free and confidential support.


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