Services - New South Wales

These links are a good start, if you are after further information. Some of these services will refer you to other services and websites – be sure to persist until you find what you are after.

IN AN EMERGENCY, PHONE POLICE: 000

Child Protection NSW

Phone: 132 111 (TTY 1800 212 936)
Website: http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/for_agencies_that_work_with_us/child_protection_services.html
DoCS Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can ring statewide for the cost of a local call. All reports are treated in confidence and you can remain anonymous if you wish.

For more general information, as a starting point you could try:

Kids Helpline

Phone: 1800 55 1800
Website: http://www.kidshelpline.com.au
If you need someone to talk to, you can call the Kids Helpline. You can call the Kids Helpline for free any time, any day to talk about any problems or issues you have. The Kids Helpline is confidential which means that anything you talk about will be kept private. (Kids Helpline).

NSW Youth Services

Youth NSW

Website: http://www.youth.nsw.gov.au
Youth.NSW is the NSW Government's website for young people and workers in the youth field. This website also includes links for young people on staying safe, with drugs and alcohol, at parties, safe sex information, violence at home, healthy relationships, and information on how to stay safe on the net, see http://www.youth.nsw.gov.au/youth_links/links/getting_help.html

Alcohol and Drug Issues

Youth Drug Support

Website: http://www.yds.org.au
An initiative of the NSW Government, this website contains information, fact sheets, and a Q and A email section.

Nepean Youth Drug and Alcohol Service

Phone: (02) 4734 2129
Wentworth Centre for Drug and Alcohol Service,
Nepean Hospital Campus
Kingswood NSW 2747

Legal Advice

Legal Aid Commission of NSW

Phone: (02) 9219 5000
Website: http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Men

CentaCare (Men’s Health Program)

Phone: (02) 6872 1551
Email: cc_bke@lisp.net.au

NSW Domestic Violence Line

Phone: 1800 656 463 (24hr)

White Ribbon

Website: http://www.whiteribbonday.org.au
The White Ribbon Foundation of Australia aims to eliminate violence against women by promoting culture-change around the issue. The major strategies to achieve this are a national media campaign as well as education & male leadership programs aimed at men and boys around Australia. (WRD).

XY Online

Website: http://www.xyonline.net
XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change. (XY).

Women

Crisis Support Services

NSW Domestic Violence Line

Phone: 1800 656 463 (24hr)

NSW Women’s Refuges

Phone: 1800 656 463 (24 hr)

NSW Rape Crisis Centre

Phone: (02) 9819 7357
Counselling: 1800 424 017
Email: info@nswrapecrisis.com.au
Website: http://www.nswrapecrisis.com.au

Dympna House

Phone: 1800-654-119 or (02) 9797-6733
For survivors of sexual abuse.

Information

Domestic Violence Advocacy Service

P.O Box H154
Harris Park NSW 2150
Phone: (02) 8745 6999 or 1800 810 784
Email: admin@wrrc.org.au
Website: http://www.wrrc.org.au

Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Phone: 1800 75 33 82
Email: clearinghouse@unsw.edu.au
Website: http://www.austdvclearinghouse.unsw.edu.au/home.html
If you want information on family violence, abuse and sexual assault, you can access the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse online. (ADFVC).

Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association

Phone: (02) 9635-8022
Website: http://www.speakout.org.au