LGBQTIA+ – 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.

You are not alone so talk to someone today. If you are unsure if what you are experiencing is domestic violence, call 1800 RESPECT to talk to someone today. Trust your feelings, only you know what your situation is. Your safety is important. Support services are available to provide safe and secure accommodation when escaping family violence.

If you feel in danger but are not sure what is happening, you can attend the local police station and speak to an officer on duty. They can talk through your entire history and help with next steps. There is no statute of limitations on serious offences like assaults, threats and stalking so they can be reported at anytime. While coercive control is not an offence in WA, it is identified as a type of domestic violence and can be used as evidence to obtain a VRO. You can get advice and guidance from your local station today.

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

Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral service for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
Cost: Free
Phone: 1800 184 527
Hours: 3pm-midnight every day

Headspace Margaret River
Supports young people (12- 25 years)
Cost: Free
Phone: 6164 0680
Hours: Tuesday 11 AM to 7 PM; Wednesday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800

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

Lifeline: 13 11 14

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 1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 (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