Men – 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.

Domestic violence is the use of threats, force or intimidation to control or manipulate a family member, partner or former partner.  It is typically where one person tries to exert power and control over the other, usually through fear. It can include physical, sexual, emotional, social, verbal, spiritual and economic abuse.  Violence is not limited to physical violence, it can be the threat of violence.

Behaviour towards victims can include limiting their access to finances, preventing them from contacting family and friends, demeaning and humiliating them, threatening them or their children with injury or death, and acts of physical violence.

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.


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

Communicare – Men’s Support Services
Provides behaviour change programs for men to prioritise the safety of women and children.
Cost: Free
Phone: 9439 5707
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM

Mensline Australia
Support and advice for men to build violence-free relationships.
Cost: Free
Phone: 1300 78 99 78
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

Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline
State wide service for men as either the perpetrator or victim of domestic and family violence.
Cost: Free
Phone: 1800 000 599
Hours: 24/7

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

South West Counselling Inc
Counselling, support and advocacy service
Cost: Low cost, fee may apply just ask
Phone: 9754 2052  
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM

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, please contact Mensline Australia on 1300 78 99 78 (24/7)