Children & youth – support

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger call 000

You can also report domestic violence anonymously via Crime Stoppers by phone (1800 333 000) or online. This will not result in immediate police attendance. If you require the police to attend call 131 444.

Domestic violence is a crime, if you see something, say something.

If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence, there is FREE help available 24/7. 

Below is a list of resources that can help you take the first step.

Kids Helpline
Free, private and confidential phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
Cost: Free
Phone: 1800 551 800
Hours: 24/7

Children’s Domestic Violence Service
Offers services to help children, young people and their families heal from the harmful psychological, emotional and social effects of domestic violence and abuse.
Phone: 1800 737 732

Waratah Support Centre – Outreach to Margaret River Community Centre by appointment
Waratah counsellors provide trauma-informed therapeutic interventions for adults and children:

  • Counselling and support
  • Crisis intervention for recent sexual assault
  • Workshops for parents and carers
  • DBT therapeutic support groups
  • Community education and development
  • Training for professionals
  • Clinical supervision for professionals working with clients who are victims of abuse and violence

Cost: Free
Phone: 9791 2884
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM

Crisis Care
After hours response to concerns for a child’s safety and wellbeing, telephone information and referrals for people experiencing a crisis.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM;
After hours/weekends: 1800 199 008

Headspace Margaret River
Headspace support young people 12-25, no referral is needed, all services are free.
36 Station Road, Margaret River
Phone: 6164 0680
Hours: Tuesday 11 AM – 7 PM; Wednesday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Sexual Assault Resource Centre
Provides support to people affected by sexual violence with no restrictions on how long ago the sexual violence occurred.
Phone: 1800 199 888
Hours: 24/7

Sexual assault, family & domestic violence counselling line including support for people with disability.
Cost: Free
Phone: 1800 737 732
Hours: 24/7

We are all individuals as are our needs. If you are still unsure of where to go for help and you would like to talk it through, call Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 007 339 (24/7)

Crisis payment for extreme circumstances – family and domestic violence
Contact the Department of Human Services within 7 days of a change in residence/circumstances due to family and domestic violence to find out if you are eligible for extra financial support in this transition.
Centre link Families Line Phone: 136 150