These confidential hotlines are available 24hrs:
- 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
- Domestic Violence Crisis Line (1800 65 64 63)
- MensLine (1300 78 99 78)
- Men’s Referral Service (1300 766 491)
- If you witness domestic violence, if you have concerns for the welfare or safety of a family member, friend, colleague or neighbour, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
1800 RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service, open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse – 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).
KIDS HELPLINE Anytime, Any reason, Kids Helpline are open to answer your calls, emails or for WebChat.
NO TO VIOLENCE Men’s Referral Service is available 7 days for men who use family violence and to friends and family who are concerned about someone they know using family violence – 1300 766 491.
There are local services that support people experiencing domestic abuse as well as our service. Please Check out the link below.
- If you are supporting someone who is experiencing domestic abuse, Insight Exchange have developed a resource, Follow My Lead(Opens in a new window) to help you respond.
- twenty10 have a resource library available for LGBTIQ+ people, including Another Closet: LGBTIQ Domestic & Family Violence.
- MensLine have a tip sheet for men who are experiencing domestic abuse.
- The Northern Sydney Domestic Violence Networks, in conjunction with NSW Police, have produced Domestic Violence is a Crime to provide Police and legal information.
- Charmed and Dangerous is a resource from Legal Aid NSW for women who wish to reclaim a healthy relationship after experiencing domestic violence.
More resources are available at our Resource page here
Bringa Women and Children’s Refuge has been operating on the Northern beaches for more than 45 years.
We provide crisis accommodation to women and children escaping domestic violence for up to three months while providing case management to address the complex needs of mothers and their children.
In 2015 Bringa Women and Children’s Refuge was converted from the boarding house model of communal living into modern self-contained studio apartments.
The delightful conversion to Bringa Women and Children’s Refuge now provides women and children in crisis with their own self-contained studio apartment with their own bathroom and kitchen facilities.
This model of crisis accommodation is consistent with a trauma-informed approach to service delivery.
Our 40 year celebration was acknowledged by Jason Falinski, Member for Mackellar as seen in the video below.