There are a number of organisations that can help you with information and practical support if you are experiencing or perpetrating family or domestic violence.
While it may seem that you're alone in the midst of it, family violence is a prevalent issue and there are other people out there just like you.
1800 Respect National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service
1800 737 732 | https://www.1800respect.org.au/
Australia-wide, 24-hour free counselling for anyone needing help with sexual assault or domestic and family violence issues.
Federal Department of Human Services | https://www.humanservices.gov.au/
Up to date and accurate information about services that you use or have applied to use.
Financial Counselling Australia
1800 007 007 | http://www.financialcounsellingaustralia.org.au/Corporate/Home
Find a financial counsellor in your area or call for telephone counselling.
Lifeline (24 hour crisis line)
131 114 | https://www.lifeline.org.au/
A national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Men's Referral Service
1300 766 491 | http://mrs.org.au/
Anonymous and confidential telephone information and referrals to services in your area. Aimed at making a difference to the way that men think about the violence and intimidating behaviours they are committing.
1300 364 277 | http://www.relationships.org.au/
Offers a number of services dealing with relationship issues including family dispute resolution, family and domestic violence prevention support, phone based counselling, and men and family relationships help.
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
1800 015 188 | http://www.safesteps.org.au/
Free Family Violence 24/7 Response telephone line providing support to women and those close to them affected by family and domestic violence.
Victorian Department of Health & Human Services | https://dhhs.vic.gov.au/
Information about homelessness and crisis accommodation, children, families and young people, disability, financial support and crisis and emergency.
WIRE (Women's Information and Referral Exchange)
1300 134 130 | http://www.wire.org.au/
Provides women with information, support and referrals. They have a drop-in centre based just out of Melbourne’s CBD with resources and computer facilities. They also run skills classes and programs for women.