Safety Numbers

Police

If you or another person are in danger right now, phone Police on 000.

If you have a speech or hearing disability, you can contact Police in an emergency on TTY 106 or using other methods listed on the National Relay Service website.

If you are not in danger right now, you can ask for Police help and report domestic or family violence on 131 444.

If you have a speech or hearing disability and are not in danger right now, you can ask for Police help and report domestic or family violence using SMSAssist by texting 0403 277 478.

Domestic and Family Violence Counseling, Advice and Referrals

Women's Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 007 339 - 24 hour service across Western Australia. Includes phone counseling, information and advice, and referral to local services (including Women's Refuges).

Men's Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 000 599 - 24 hour service across Western Australia. Help for men who have experienced domestic or family violence, and for men want to stop using violence.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre 1800 199 888 - 24 hour service across Western Australia. Counseling, support and advice for people who have been raped, sexually assaulted or sexually abused.

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 - 24 hour service across Australia. Help for kids, teens and young adults.

1800 Respect 1800 737 732 - 24 hour service across Australia. Counseling for domestic and family violence, and sexual assault.

Help with Accommodation (including referral to a Women's Refuge)

Crisis Care Helpline 1800 199 008 - 24 hour service across Western Australia. For people in crisis who need urgent help. To speak with Crisis Care through an interpreter phone 131 450.

Local Services

In the South West of Western Australia:

Accommodation

South West Refuge 9791 2894 - crisis accommodation, support and advocacy for women escaping domestic and family violence. Children with them are supported by our specialist Child Advocate. Cultural, language and disability access needs are met to the best of our ability, with help from other agencies when required.

Accordwest 1800 115 799 - crisis and transitional accommodation, private rental support, and tenant advocacy.

Alliance Housing 9791 5438 - community housing for people on low to moderate income.

Housing Authority Bunbury 9792 2111

Housing Authority Busselton 9781 1300

Counseling

Waratah 1800 017 303 (after hours 1800 737 732) - counseling for people who have experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse, and/or family domestic violence.

Emergency Relief

Accordwest 1800 115 799 - emergency relief and financial counseling.

Salvation Army Bunbury 9721 4519 - phone Monday to Thursday between 9-9.30am for an appointment.

St Vincent De Paul Society Bunbury 9791 2339

Other emergency relief agencies across the South West

Legal Help

South West Community Legal Centre 1800 999 727

Safe at Home

South West Refuge Safe at Home progam 0488 095 065 - confidential support for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence to stay in their home, when it is safe to do so.