If you require immediate protection, please telephone the police: 000
Or contact police assistance: 131 444
If English is not your first language and you need an interpreter:
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) can provide a free and confidential interpreter.
Phone: 131 450 and ask to talk to any of these support services in the language required. TIS will call the service on behalf of the caller.
Australia’s national sexual assault, domestic and family violence free counselling service.
Website accessible in 28 languages.
Phone: 1800 737 732 (24 hours)
Free telephone emotional support service and online crisis counselling.
Phone: 131 114 (24 hours)
<South Australian Services>
Domestic Violence Gateway Service
Free telephone counselling and referral to safe accommodation.
Phone: 1800 800 098 (24 hours)
Homelessness Gateway Service
Emergency help with domestic violence, child abuse, homelessness and financial crises. Provides free safe emergency accommodation after hours and counselling service.
Phone: 1800 003 308 (24 hours)
Free emergency medical services, crisis counselling and support for rape and sexual assault victims aged 16 years and over.
Phone: (08) 8226 8777 or Toll free in SA 1800 817 421 (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday)
After Hours and Emergency (08) 8226 8787
Relationships Australia SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
This service is subsidised by the Government, Department of Social Services. Some services are free. Where a fee applies it is determined according to household income and includes concession rates. Fees can be negotiated.
Phone: 1300 364 277 or 1800 182 325 (country callers)
Women’s Information Service
Free information to South Australian women online, over the telephone and in person.
Phone: (08) 8303 0590 or 1800 188 158 (9am – 5pm Monday-Friday)
Migrant Women’s Support Service
Free support service provider to non-English speaking women and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. For information in Vietnamese, Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Russian and Swahili, please check the website.
Phone: (08) 8346 9417 (8.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday)
Free counselling service for men with relationship and family concerns.
Phone: 1300 78 99 78 (24 hours)
Men’s Referral Service
Anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals for men who are experiencing family and domestic violence matters.
Phone: 1300 766 491
<For Children and Youth>
Kids Help Line
Free telephone counselling for children and young people.
Phone: 1800 551 800 (24 hours)
<For the Aged and Elderly>
Aged Rights Advocacy Service
Assists older people to protect their rights and provides free advice in regards to their safety and wellbeing.
Phone: (08) 8232 5377 or 1800 700 600 (country callers)
<Other Support Services>
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
Free and confidential telephone counselling and information about alcohol and drug use.
Phone: 1300 13 1340 (any day between 8.30am - 10pm)
Free counselling and support for those who identify with a drinking addiction.
Phone: (08) 8227 0334 (24 hours)
- Physical/Mental Health
Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service (STTARS)
Free counselling and support to refugees and migrants who have experienced torture or trauma as a result of persecution, violence, war or unlawful imprisonment prior to arrival in Australia.
Location: 81 Angus St, Adelaide
Phone: (08) 8206 8900
Migrant Health Service
Medical and counselling support for recent arrivals and asylum seekers.
Location: 21 Market St, Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8237 3900 or 1800 635 566 (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday)
- Financial Service
Provides financial advice and support. Please contact them within 7 days of your crisis.
Phone: 131 794 or 131 202 (if an interpreter is needed)
If you are in a desperate situation and need financial assistance NOW, you can apply for a Crisis Payment from Centrelink. Click on the link below to view the application form: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/crisis-payment
OR call: 132 850
- Legal Service
Legal Services Commission of SA
Free service to provide legal advice on family law, child protection, criminal justice, finance and possession and immigrant matters that may arise upon the breakdown of a relationship due to domestic violence.
Phone: 8111 5555 or 1300 366 424 (appointments can be made by telephone)
For more information about culture, language or religion-specific support services, please check the Multicultural SA website.