MensLine Australia

MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. Professional counsellors are experts in men's health, anger management, family violence, substance abuse, healthy relationships and integrated wellbeing.

This is a free service available to all male members of the public and can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere in Australia.

MensLine can be contacted on 1300 78 99 78 or using their online chat service.


Migrant Women Support Program

Migrant Women's Support Program values the right of all people to live in safety and be treated with respect, and it delivers services that offer a range of culturally sensitive supports. Domestic and/or Family violence is not acceptable in any community or culture. Culture is never an excuse for violence. The bilingual bicultural staff of Migrant Women's Support Program (MWSP) work with migrant women of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in unsafe relationships. MWSP targets migrant women and children most at risk of violence. This program provides culturally sensitive needs and risk assessments, safety planning, support, information, advocacy, referrals and other relevant services. The program understands and respects the importance of clients’ confidentiality. MWSP works in partnership with domestic violence services and other service providers including professional interpreters, if required. Please contact Migrant Women's Support Program for more information or questions about the program, at the Women’s Safety Services SA.


Murray Mallee and Adelaide Hills Domestic Violence Service

Provides support to women and children experiencing or escaping family and domestic violence to ensure their safety.

Services provided:

- Crisis support

- case management and coordination

- Safety planning

- Advocacy

- Information and referral to other required services

- Counselling

- Supported accommodation

Regions serviced

- Murray Bridge

- Tailem Bend

- Mannum

- Pinnaroo

- Raukkan

- Meningie

- Tintinara

- Karoonda

- Mount Barker

- Nairne

- Woodside

- Mount Pleasant

- Stirling

- Bridgewater

- Gumeracha

Offices are located in Murray Bridge and Mount Barker however experienced workers provide outreach services and will travel to any location within the regions as required.

Downloadable attachment is the booklet "A Right to be Heard" which has a comprehensive range of contact details and information developed for this region.


Northern Domestic Violence Service

NDVS provides support and assistance to women and children experiencing domestic violence. Services include domestic violence counselling, access to emergency accommodation, information, referral, advocacy, outreach support, practical assistance and support.

Nunga Miminar supports Aboriginal women and their children escaping domestic violence (boys up to 12 years). Services include domestic violence counselling, access to emergency accommodation (up to three months), medium term supported accommodation (up to six months), information, referral, advocacy and outreach support services to transitional clients.

Referral required from Crisis Care 131 611 or Domestic Violence Crisis Line 1800 800 098.


Paws & People - Mount Barker

Paws & People provide financial assistance to people experiencing financial crisis whose pets need urgent vet medical treatment. Short term boarding, or find alternative accommodation, for pets of people going into hospital or find themselves homeless.


- Monday - Friday - after 5.30pm

- Saturday & Sunday - 9.30am to 5.30pm

Parent body is Hope Springs Eternal Dog Rescue, Rehoming and Retirement Inc.


Port Lincoln Regional Domestic Violence Service

Yarredi provides women and their children a range of support and accommodation services, who are experiencing or escaping domestic or family violence.

This service provides support with outreach, domestic violence counselling, accommodation options, wellbeing programs, advocacy and information.

For more information call 08 8683 0311.


Rebuilding Smiles

Rebuilding Smiles is a service specifically for Victims of Domestic Violence. The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) Volunteer dentists and their support staff donate their time and skills to provide pro bono treatment to patients within their practice. A referral from a domestic violence support agency is required along with associated paperwork.

Who is eligible?

Victims of domestic violence in need of dental care.

- If hurt by an intimate partner or spouse: they must be out of all abusive relationship.

- If hurt by a family member: they must live in a separate home from that person.

- All applicants must meet the liaison officer.

The Foundation’s Rebuilding Smiles® program focuses on the provision of dental services to victims of domestic violence and their families. The Foundation aims to help this sector of the population by coordinating volunteer general dentists and specialists to provide free dental treatment to clients referred by domestic violence support agencies.


Riverland Domestic Violence Service

Supports women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. The Service provides short-term accommodation, confidential and professional counselling, and information and referrals for options in housing, medical, legal, income and advocacy.

Providing outreach support for women who do not require accommodation but are still experiencing domestic violence.

The service is located in Berri.


RSPCA Safe Kennels

RSPCA Safe Kennels (SA) works with the community and organisations by responding to domestic and family violence to help families and their pets find safety.

If you need someone to care for your pet whilst you escape a domestic violence situation, please visit the RSPCA for practical information on keeping pets safe or contact their service on 1300 477 722.