Women – 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.


Your safety and wellbeing are important.  There are free support services available to help you. 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.

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.

South West Refuge Busselton
South west crisis accommodation, support and advocacy service for women and their children experiencing family violence.
Phone: 9752 2785
Hours: 24/7

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline
State wide service providing support and counselling for women experiencing family violence.
Cost: Free
Phone: 1800 007 339
Hours: 24/7

DV Assist
Webchat available online at dvassist.org.au
Phone: 1800 080 083
Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM AWST

Waratah Support Centre – Outreach to Margaret River
Counselling and support service for people who have experienced trauma, abuse, assault, and violence.
Cost: Free
Phone: 9791 2884
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM

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

Counselling, advocacy and outreach service for people affected by or at risk of domestic and family violence
Cost: Free
Phone: 9720 9200
Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:30 AM to 3 PM; Friday from  8:30 AM to 5 PM; Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM; Sunday 1:30 PM to 5 PM

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