• Supporting women and children

DV Resources

WOMENS’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT ADVOCACY SERVICES (WDVCASs) provide women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence with information, advocacy and referrals – 1800 WDVCAS or 1800 938 227.

NSW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LINE the Domestic Violence Line is a NSW state-wide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women, including trans women – 1800 656 463.

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.

RAPE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES free 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling – 1800 424 017.

IMMIGRATION ADVICE AND RIGHTS CENTRE helping vulnerable people navigate Australian immigration law – 02 9234 0700.

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.

COVID-19 Resources
How to assist a family or friends experiencing DV in COVID situations plus information in multiple languages below

For families looking for free meals and groceries during COVID-19 Northern Beaches- click here

A guide to recognising financial abuse from the Commonwealth Bank

Financial abuse can be difficult to recognise and identify

Common signs

Some common signs of financial abuse in relationships include:

  • Your partner has prevented you from getting a job or going to work
  • You’ve been pressured to stop earning or spending your own money
  • Your partner makes decisions about how all household income is spent
  • Your partner monitors what you spend or asks to see receipts
  • You’ve been denied access to money or have to ask for money for basic expenses.

Many people may not recognise that they are in a financially abusive relationship, whether with their partner or a family member, and as with other forms of abuse, financial abuse may begin subtly and worsen over time.

We’ve created a comprehensive guide designed to help victims and survivors of domestic and family violence (DFV) to identify and find support when experiencing financial abuse. In it, you’ll find information about financial abuse, strategies for recognising financial abuse and direction to resources that may be helpful to support your recovery.
Get the guide here


Parenting Resources

Check out these useful parenting resources & workshops below:

Safety apps for mobile phones

  • Safety apps may help to increase your safety when using devices like mobile phones, iPads and tablets
  • They can be downloaded to your device
  • Each app has different information and services, some are linked to where you live
  • You don’t need to be experiencing violence or abuse to use a safety app

Head to the web link below for the list.



SmartSafe+ is an evidence collection app for people experiencing violence who are also using the legal system. It works like a diary where you can record events and safely save evidence, with extra security features to protect privacy. The app also has information about technology and safety as well as links to legal resources.

For more information and to access the SmartSafe+ app, visit Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Sydney North Health Network

Contact list of local domestic violence support.

Click on the link to read the full list

Northern Sydney Local Health District Child Youth and Family Health Service

Check out the NSLHD Child Youth and Family Health Service website.

Use the URL below or scan the QR code


Scan to visit your local Child & Family Health Centre
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