Domestic &

Family Violence

Check out these resources that were created by the Newcastle Domestic Violence Committee NSW (2021) and other agencies in the area.  They include information about support and services – download and share.

“FACS [DCJ] identified that domestic violence was an issue, so I had to find somewhere to go that could help me face the domestic violence I experienced, learn how to keep my children safe and what the cycle of abuse was. I had to be willing to look for help and approach services.” (Parent)

“I left domestic violence, but domestic violence hasn’t left me. It’s been 10 years. The reason my son is in care is because of domestic violence. Even today, I’m still always on guard. I cannot control my ex’s behaviour, but I can control how I will respond.” (Parent)

Links to other information and services for support if you are scared or at-risk in your relationships:

Womens Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (DVCAS)

Support, advocacy, referral and information to help navigate the legal system

Carrie’s Place

Provides a range of culturally appropriate programs for people experiencing domestic and family violence, and/or homelessness.

Warlga Ngarra Aboriginal Women and Children's refuge

Emergency accommodation and support for women who are homeless due to domestic violence, and court support, children’s activities, outreach support, advocacy, housing support, child support and referrals.

Got Your Back Sista

Supporting and advocating for women and their children to be happy, thriving and living independently after escaping the trauma of family violence.

Jenny's Place

Jenny’s Place helps women and children in the Newcastle area to find safety

Port Stephens Family Support Service

Provides community services in the Port Stephens LGA

Domestic Violence Newcastle

Provides services to improve the health and wellbeing of the women of the Hunter. 

Hunter Domestic Violence Support & Advisory Service

Support and educational groups to empower women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence to regain control over their lives

Newcastle Family Support Services

A variety of services for familes

Violence in LGBTIQ relationships

Domestic & Family Violence and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer People (LGBTIQ)

Relationships Australia

Offer judgement-free support to people of all cultural backgrounds, family structures, gender and sexual orientation

1800 Respect (Ph: 1800 737 732)

24 hour support for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse

Domestic Violence NSW

representative body for a diverse range of specialist domestic and family violence services

Domestic Violence – It can happen to anyone

Information about domestic violence


Telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns

Wanting to leave and worried about your pets?

Offer practical solutions for pet owners leaving situations of domestic violence

Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program

WDVCASs are locally-based, incorporated, not-for-profit, non-government service providers

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