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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence line (24 hours)1800 65 64 63 if you are in immediate danger call 000

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Age specific

Women of all ages can experience domestic and family violence. However, particular issues can arise for older and young women. There are services that can help people your age.

Help for older women

1800 628 221Older women may have been domestic violence victims for years, or it may have started later in life. Your abuser could be a husband or partner, child, carer, or other family member. To report elder abuse, call 1800 628 221.

It is important to remember that domestic violence is not only physical. It can be emotional or financial abuse, such as controlling your pension. For more information, see what is domestic violence? You can find help by calling the NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63.

You can also contact::

The Aged Rights Service (TARS)

TARS provides advocacy and legal information and advice for older people.

Phone: 1800 424 079
Website: www.tars.com.au

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment:

  • Call through the National Relay Service.
  • TTY users should phone 133 677 then ask for (02) 9281 3600.
  • Speak and Listen (speech to speech relay) users should phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (02) 9281 3600.
  • Internet relay users should connect to the National Relay Service and then ask for (02) 9281 3600.

Older Women’s Network (OWN)

OWN promotes the dignity, rights and wellness of older women and runs social groups and projects for older women.

Phone: 02 9247 7046
Website: www.ownnsw.org.au

Elder abuse helpline

Phone: 1800 628 221

Website: elderabusehelpline.com.au

Help for young women

If you are a young domestic and family violence victim there are services that can help you.

NSW Domestic Violence Line (24 hours)

Phone: 1800 656 463

The Line

The Line website is an Australian Government campaign that aims to help teenagers and young adults through difficult times in their lives.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a 24 hour counselling service for people under 25 years old. Kids Helpline offers counselling by phone, email and over the web.

Phone: 1800 551 800
Website: www.kidshelp.com.au

Youth Emergency Accommodation Line

If you are 12-24 and need somewhere to live call:

1800 424 830 (rural areas).

9318 1531 (cities and suburbs).

To speak to someone call (02) 9698 5833 (ext. 25). This service has limited open hours.

National Children’s and Youth Law Centre

The National Children’s and Youth Law Centre is dedicated for children and young people.

Phone: (02) 9385 9588
Website: www.ncylc.org.au

Legal Aid Youth Hotline

This service provides legal advice for children and young people under the age of 18. This service has limited open hours.

Phone: 1800 101 810


Provides legal information for children and young people.

Website: www.lawstuff.org.au

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