1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732

>> Website

24 hour, FREE* confidential, counselling and support service for all people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

This counselling, information and referral service is for all people living in Australia, including:

  • People who don’t speak English, or who find it easier to use an interpreter or translator – the website has 29 language options.
  • People in Australia who are not citizens or permanent residents.
  • People who are blind or vision impaired.
  • People who are deaf or hearing impaired.
  • People who don’t speak or have difficulty with speech.

>>1800 RESPECT Accessibility page

Some mobile phone companies do charge for calls to 1800 numbers, so you will need to check with your phone company

Warrina Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Service

>> Website

Local specialist support service including:

MensLine Australia

>> Website

24 hour, FREE professional counselling support for men about family violence (using and experiencing), mental health, anger management, addiction, relationship, stress and wellbeing.

Effects of DFV on children and young people

Domestic and family violence affects children’s physical and mental wellbeing, development and schooling, and is the leading cause of children’s homelessness in Australia. The following links have information on the impact of DFV on children.

>Effects of DFV on Children

> the unseen impacts of domestic and family violence

> Children’s exposure to domestic and family violence  

Staying Home Leaving Violence
>> SHLV Website

This program provides support to women who have experienced or continue to experience domestic violence and who have separated from the violent person. Working together with local services Staying Home Leaving Violence supports women to remain safely in your home to maintain family, friends, school and work connections.

>> family and domestic violence Centrelink support

A starting point for information, referrals and support for people affected by family and domestic violence.

NSW Police
>> domestic and family violence

Coffs/Clarence Police District has two female Domestic Violence Liaison Officers who you can ask for if you want to talk to police about a domestic or family violence situation.


If you, or someone you know is in immediate danger, please CALL:

000   POLICE   and emergency services.

1800 656 463 NSW Domestic Violence Line crisis counselling 24/7.

02 6652 4000 Warrina Crisis Contact and Women’s Refuge 24/7.