Support Services and Helplines available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Safe Steps, the state-wide family violence response centre: 1800 015 188 or (03) 9322 3555. You may also find the Safe Steps brochure available in English and other languages and safety planning information booklet Gathering support – safety for women helpful.
  • 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732), the national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line.
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line Victoria, 1800 806 292: after hour’s crisis counselling service for victims/survivors of past & recent sexual assault. Operates weeknights from 5pm – 9am the next day, weekends and public holidays.
  • Kids Helpline, 1800 551 800: a counselling service for Australian children and young people aged 5 – 25 years.

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