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Programs and Services

Targeting homelessness and disadvantage

Olive's Place provides support to women and children from all backgrounds escaping family violence.

Olive’s Place was named after the late Olive Zakharov in recognition of her contributions as an advocate for equal rights for women and the rights of the disadvantaged.

Olive’s Place provides high security refuge accommodation where women and children receive intensive support around:

  • risk assessment and safety planning
  • income establishment
  • material aid
  • school enrolment
  • emotional support
  • referrals for external counselling
  • advocacy
  • court support
  • support and advocacy with immigration issues
  • transport
  • community engagement
  • help to secure long term safe accommodation through THM and Office of Housing applications

The service aims to assist women and their children to achieve the maximum level of self-reliance and independence.


Olive’s Place works with women who are experiencing extreme violence and have had to escape their current community for safety reasons.


All referrals to Olive’s Place must go through Safe Steps on 1800 015 188.

Direct referrals to the service cannot be taken.

1800 support line

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