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Abuse or Violence

Men experiencing abuse or violence are entitled to support.
Life can throw unexpected challenges our way, and sometimes, we may encounter incidents that leave us feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope. If you’ve been through a difficult situation involving abuse or violence, you don’t need to go it alone. Our directory includes community-led organisations and services that focus on supporting those who have faced or are facing incidents of abuse or violence.

Navigating our Service Directory is straightforward and user-friendly. Simply browse through the categories that align with your current challenges or explore different options to see what resonates with you. Each listing provides valuable information about the organisation, its services, and how to connect with them. You have the flexibility to choose services that fit your preferences – whether it’s location, type of support, or the challenge you are facing.

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Baptist Care

Locations: Metropolitan Sydney - Bankstown, Campbelltown and Penrith

Baptist Care offers a men's support group for men seeking to change their behaviour. Facing Up Men's Behaviour Change - a 20-week men's behaviour change support group for men who want to stop being abusive within their family relationships.

 Website   1300 130 225   Free

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Locations: Canberra

Domestic and family violence happens to men too, including men in same-sex relationships. People who use violence against men include their children, wives or partners, ex-partners, parents and siblings. Men who are subjected to domestic and family violence are more likely to be impacted by psychological symptoms, stress, depression and alcoholism than men who do not experience violence.
  • 24/7 crisis intervention services to anyone who is experiencing, or has experienced, domestic and family violence. Services provided 365 days a year include: telephone support; attendance with police at domestic and family violence incidents; access to safe emergency accommodation; safety planning; and referrals to support services. Call the 24/7 crisis telephone line 02 6280 0900 or email [email protected]
  • Room4Change program for men who want to stop their use of violence and controlling behaviours and build healthy, respectful relationships. The Room4Change program comprises a 30-week Men’s Behaviour Change group along with individual sessions. Call 02 6280 0900 or email [email protected]

 Website   02 6280 0900   Free


Offers support for men based in the ACT who are at risk of homelessness, living with mental health issues, disabilities, perpetrators or survivors of violence, ex-prisoners, socially isolated, having relationship or parenting difficulties.

 Website   02 6230 6999   Free

Family Advocacy and Support Service

Free legal advice and support at court for people affected by domestic and family violence. General phone number: 1300 00 FASS
  • ACT - If you need help with your legal or non-legal issues from a duty lawyer or FASS social support worker, call 1300 654 314 to be transferred to the FASS and Family Violence team.
  • NSW - If you need help with your legal issues and want to speak to a duty lawyer, call the Legal Aid NSW Early Intervention Unit on 1800 551 589. If you need help with your non-legal issues and want to speak to a FASS social support worker, call FASS social support services men: 1300 00 3277.

 Website   NSW - 1800 551 589; ACT - 1300 654 314   Free

Illawarra-Shoalhaven Men’s Homelessness Support Service

Locations: Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Nowra

This service provides integrated support to single men over 25 years of age who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and links them to a range of services. It focuses on providing early intervention responses through outreach to men in the community, as well as providing crisis and transitional accommodation, and intensive responses for men with complex needs, including men who are sleeping rough. Men are assisted to access and maintain stable accommodation.

 Website   (02) 4423 3558   Free

Interrelate’s Respectful Man Program

Respectful Man is a 14-week online program designed to help you become the man you want to be, and the man your loved ones need you to be.​ It is specifically for men who have used abuse of any kind in their​ intimate relationships, who are wanting and ready to change.

 Website   1300 473 528   Free

Mates in Construction (NSW)

MATES provides suicide prevention services to the construction industry through community development programs on sites, and by supporting workers in need through case management and a 24/7 help line.

 Website   1300 642 111   Free

Men and Family Centre

Locations: Goonellabah, Tweed Heads

The men’s behaviour change program, MEND, is for men who want to stop hurting and frightening the people they love. This involves challenging traditional masculinities that are often based on concepts of status, power, strength, avoidance of emotional expression, ownership and control.

 Website   Goonellabah 0458 172 846, Tweed Heads 0422 195 003   Free

Mensline Australia

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men, across areas of concern to men, including mental health, family violence, relationships and addiction.

 Website   1300 78 99 78   Free


Offers counselling, trauma-informed psychotherapy, supervision, workshops and coaching services relating to men, young men, and those in their lives, to achieve their greatest potential. There are also some men's groups, including different 'Walking with Intention Men's Groups" and "Separation and Divorce Men's Group".

 Website   0411 411 103   Costs may be involved

No To Violence

No to Violence works with men who use family violence, and the sector that supports them to change their abusive and violent behaviour.
  • The Men’s Referral Service is an anonymous and confidential telephone service for men. It provides a central point of contact for men who are wanting to stop their violent or abusive behaviour towards their family members, but are not sure how or where to go for advice. Family and friends are also able to access telephone counselling
  • Men’s Behaviour Change Program providers are available to take your calls, offer a service and link you with other agencies depending on your individual circumstances.

 Website   1300 766 491   Free

One in Three

The One in Three Campaign is Australia’s national campaign to raise awareness of the existence and needs of male victims of family violence. They offer a directory of support services for men who have experienced domestic and family violence and abuse.

 Website   Free

Relationships Australia – Safer Pathways for Men

Locations: Murrumbidgee - Wagga Wagga, Giffith, Albury; Southern NSW - South Coast

Safer Pathways free program provides localised support and case coordination for men who have experienced recent domestic and family violence. Specialist staff provide telephone support services to men across Wagga Wagga, Giffith, Albury and the South Coast. Individuals are referred to this service by the NSW Police Force or Local Courts.

 Website   1300 364 277   Free

Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA)

Locations: Canberra

SAMSSA is a program of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre offering counselling, advocacy, and crisis support to male survivors over the age of 16 in the ACT and surrounding region, and their supporters, to recover from the effects and impacts of sexual violence, including childhood sexual abuse. For client and services enquiries; crisis contact and counselling services; professional consultation:
  • Crisis Phone Line: (02) 6247 2525
  • Crisis Text Line Only: 0488 586 518
  • Crisis Email Contact: [email protected]

 Website   (02) 6247 2525   Free

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

SAMSN provides a peer support line and other support for male survivors of child sexual abuse and their families. The Peer Support Line is designed so that you can book your own appointment.  Alternatively, you can contact one of the planned support workers on 1800 472 676 to discuss all your support options, including booking you an appointment with one of your peers.

 Website   1800 472 676   Free


13YARN is the first national service of its kind for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in crisis. We offer a confidential one-on-one over the phone yarning opportunity and support with a trained Lifeline Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.

 Website   13YARN on 13 92 76   Free

1800 RESPECT National Sexual Assault Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service

1800 RESPECT National Sexual Assault Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service. Online resources are available for relationships, abuse and violence, and an online service directory for locating services on a state-by-state basis. Call 1800 737 732 to talk, or visit their website for an online chat, with a trained counsellor.

 Website   1800 737 732   Free


Locations: Metropolitan Sydney - Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Newtown, Redfern, Mt Druitt, Penrith, Richmond, Katoomba; Central Coast - Gosford, Wyong; Hunter New England - Cessnock, Singleton, Maitland, University of Newcastle, Islington, Newcastle West, Hamilton; Western NSW - Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange, Wellington, Dubbo, Forbes, Canowindra, Cowra, Condobolin, Coonamble, Lightning Ridge, Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke ; Southern NSW - Young, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Batemans Bay, Moruya, Jindabyne, Cooma, Bega; Murrumbidgee - Brungle, Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga; Illawarra Shoalhaven - Wollongong, Nowra, Dapto; Mid North Coast - Forster, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour; Northern NSW - Grafton, Maclean, Lismore, Casino, Ballina, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads, Mullumbimby, Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Armidale, Tamworth, Moree; Far West NSW - Broken Hill, Wilcannia

ACON provides services in community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders, across Metropolitan Sydney and Regional NSW. Service for men, including free alcohol and other drugs counselling and mental health counselling. To locate ACON services in NSW, use their location map which pinpoints local sexual health clinics (orange pin), LGBTIQ+ community groups (rainbow pin), Aboriginal community health services (Aboriginal flag pin) and the services offered at ACON offices.

 Website   Free

Anglicare Counselling

Anglicare Counselling provides support and counselling to individuals, adolescents, families and couples for:
  • mental health issues, including anxiety, depression,
  • relationship issues, improved communication,
  • stress and support for domestic violence and abuse.
The locations page provides a list of locations across NSW via a filter.

 Website   1300 651728   Free

Baptistcare Penrith

Locations: Penrith

Clinically trained teams provide individual counselling, couples counselling, relationship support programs and groups. Special programs in trauma, domestic and family violence, Men’s Behaviour Change program, and anger management.
  • Facing Up is a program for men to move beyond their familiar destructive patterns of violence in their families, to create safe and respectful relationships.

 Website   1300 130 225   Free

Blue Knot Foundation

Support for people with complex trauma; for survivors and families, service providers. The information and resources in the Survivors part of the website have been designed with survivors in mind. There is other information on the rest of the site for supporters, families and service providers. If you would like to speak with a counsellor, please call the Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service - 1300 657 380.  

 Website   1300 657 380   Free

Crossroads Community Care

Locations: 51 Kiora Road, Miranda

Programs assist people struggling with single or multiple abuse issues. These include Intergenerational abuse, Parent and elder abuse, Domestic violence, Sexual assault and Child abuse. Program provides information, support and therapy concerning abuser experiences as well as issues such as fear, emotional pain, self-esteem, self-care, communication, boundaries, new relationships, self-harm, eating disorders, substance abuse, conflict problems, personal identity, sexuality, among others. Support is available through counselling, groups and/or workshops.  Parenting counselling and play therapy for parents and their children is also available at Crossroads for children who have witnessed or experienced violence and abuse.

 Website   Free

Deadly Connections Community and Justice Services

Locations: Marrickville

Community and justice services for Aboriginal community. Deadly Connections is a not-for-profit organisation that provides information, referral, advocacy, and support to First Nations communities in Sydney’s inner city and inner west, particularly those affected by the child protection and justice systems. Provides community services as well as consultancy services.

 Website   1800 487662   Free

Dianella Cottage – Relapse Prevention Program

This is a non-residential day treatment service for individuals aged up to 24 years with Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) substance dependency related issues. Dianella Cottage applies a harm minimisation framework at all stages of addressing substance use. Services are offered via face-to-face or telehealth. It is specifically aimed at reducing the risk of relapse for individuals exiting rehabilitation treatment or recently released from a correctional service. It offers support for all levels of care, from low to high needs.

 Website   Free


Locations: Central and Eastern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Western Sydney

Directory of local service providers and health professionals in Central and Eastern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Western Sydney.

 Website   Free

Homelessness in NSW

Locations: Metropolitan Sydney - Haymarket, Liverpool, Bankstown, Fairfield, Sydney, Camden, Campbelltown, Northern Sydney, St George, Sutherland, Darlinghurst, Auburn, Parramatta, Holroyd, Lithgow, Katoomba; Central Coast - Gosford, Wyong; Illawarra Shoalhaven - Nowra, Wollongong; Southern NSW - Bega, Cooma, Eurobodalla, Moruya, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Yass; Hunter New England - Maitland, Dungog, Cessnock, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Singleton, Muswellbrook; Mid North Coast - Casino, Port Stephens, Taree; Northern NSW - Armidale, Byron Bay, Lismore, Murwillumbah, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Inverell, Glen Innes, Moree, Narrabri; Murrumbidgee - Albury-Wodonga, Tumut, Griffith, Leeton, Wagga Wagga; Western NSW - Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange, Cobar, Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Forbes, Dubbo, Lightning Ridge, Parkes, Walgett, Coonamble, Cootamundra, Gilgandra, Wentworth; Far West NSW - Bourke, Brewarrina

Specialist homelessness services can help women, men, young people, families, Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. They help people who are sleeping rough, young people leaving care, people with mental health issues, people living in unsafe conditions, older people, and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer (LGBTIQ). Specialist homelessness services are delivered by non-government organisations across NSW.

Housing Helplines:

  • Link2home - ‍1800 152 152 - is the NSW-wide homelessness information and referral telephone service. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
  • Link2Home Veterans and Ex-Service -‍1800 326 989

Other online searches:

  • Infoxchange Service Seeker is an alternative search option, if you can’t find relevant services on this page.
  • Ask Izzy is a website and app for immediate assistance with information about where to get help for shelter, food, health and other critical services.

 Website   Link2home - ‍1800 152 152; Link2Home Veterans and Ex-Service -‍1800 326 989   Free

Hunter Centre – Relationships Australia

Locations: Broadmeadow

Taking Responsibility – Men’s Behaviour Change Program is for men looking to overcome a history of abusive behaviour towards their female partner – including violence, coercive control and verbal abuse – and who want to make positive changes in their lives and relationships. This voluntary program provides regular one-on-one meetings with a support worker, as well as an 18-session group-based men’s behaviour change program.

 Website   1300 364 277   Free

Inner City Legal Centre Safe Relationships Project

Locations: Kings Cross

The Safe Relationships Project provides court assistance and other support for people who are gay, lesbian or bisexual; people who are transgender; and people who are intersex and are experiencing or escaping an abusive relationship. It can assist clients in accessing legal representation and to apply for apprehended domestic violence orders (ADVO) or apprehended personal violence orders (APVO) to help put an end to the violence they are experiencing.
  • Call: (02) 9332 1966
  • Location: Kings Cross Library/Neighbourhood Centre — Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross

 Website   (02) 9332 1966   Free

Jewish Care

Locations: Woollahra, Randwick, Hunters Hill

A whole community approach to support for individuals and their families experiencing a mental health crisis, relationship challenges, NDIS, AfterCare support and a My Wellbeing App.

 Website   1300 133 660   Free

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline - specialist suicide support line. Other support services and helplines; localised service finder on Google maps. Information & resources categorised into COVID, domestic & family violence, natural disasters, trauma, loneliness isolation, anxiety, stress, gambling, financial, self harm.
  • 24/7 crisis support line - 13 11 14

 Website   13 11 14   Free

Logic Lounge Psychology

Locations: Parramatta, Auburn, North Sydney, Pymble, Newtown, Hornsby, Gordon, Gladesville, Drummoyne

Victims Services Psychology – counselling with approved Victims Services counsellors and psychologists at locations around Sydney, offering both telehealth and face-to-face consultations on a short-term basis for up to 22 hours (which can be further extended in exceptional circumstances, or if the client is a victim of child sexual assault or child abuse). The counselling helps the client recover from the emotional trauma and the impacts that crime has had on them. This counselling support is free to the victim.

 Website   (02) 7256 7070   Free

Love Bites – Biala Sexual Assault Service

Locations: Gosford

Love Bites is a respectful relationships program created by The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN). Love Bites Central Coast uses a partnership approach to coordinate the program on the Central Coast. Love Bites is a suite of respectful relationships and consent education programs designed for high school students aged 11-17. 
Biala Sexual Assault Services - counselling for sexual assault victims, including males, females, adolescents and children. Groups are held at the Holden Street address. Provides court support and preparation for non-offending family members and victims of sexual assault.

 Website   Biala - (02) 4320 3175; Love Bites Central Coast - 0412 943553   Free

NSW Ageing and Disability Commission

Commission promotes the rights of older people and adults with disability to live free from abuse in their family, home and community.
  • NSW Ageing and Disability Abuse Helpline 1800 628 221 (Monday – Friday, 9am - 4pm)

 Website   1800 628 221   Free

NSW Health Sexual Assault Services

NSW Health Sexual Assault Services provide free and confidential medical and counselling support to anyone in NSW who has experienced sexual assault, and their non-offending supporters. Many services are co-located in regional hospitals.
  • Services to clients/patients: crisis and ongoing counselling; a specialised medical service and collection of evidence for legal purposes; support for non-offending family members; advocacy; and court preparation, court support and court reports
  • Services for professionals include training, consultation, networking, interagency forums
  • Services to community include education, awareness raising, prevention.
Locations and phone numbers for all Sexual Assault Services across Metropolitan Sydney and regional NSW can be found in the service directory.

 Website   Free

Peninsula Lighthouse

Locations: West Gosford

Peninsula Lighthouse provides support systems for those suffering the trauma of domestic and family violence. Programs include:
  • Ongoing casework with community clients
  • Referral to other services (accommodation, food, legal, trauma assistance, care, counselling and job-seeking)
  • Information sessions and mentoring.
Opportunities to retrain & connect with others.

 Website    0417 472 374   Free

Police Post Trauma Service Group

Locations: Sydney - Campbelltown, Windsor; Mid North Coast - Wauchope; Murrumbidgee - Wagga Wagga; Northern NSW - Alstonville; Central Coast - Gosford

Service provides support and referrals to those who are suffering from PTSI (formerly PTSD), anxiety, depression and addictions. They provide counselling, support groups, education resources, and a helpline (open from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm).

 Website   0432 569 589   Free

Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services

Locations: Port Stephens, Raymond Terrace, Newcastle

Men’s Family Safety provides supports to men and young men in the Port Stephen’s LGA who have previously used or are currently using violence including domestic or family violence.

Program assists in:

  • Making safer choices and managing feelings.
  • Adjusting to life changes in response to any AVO or ADVO conditions in place.
  • Any housing challenges or crisis, including homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • Becoming the person, father or partner they want to be and achieve what is important to them.
  • Managing mental health and stresses through discussion and exploring the services available.

 Website   02 49 800 800   Free


QLife is a free, national, anonymous service that offers support and referral to LGBTI people, their friends and families. Online resources for community members and health professionals, include QGuides, QLives and a LGBTIQ+ referral database.
  • Qlife support is available 3.00pm – 12.00am midnight daily.
  • QLife offers support via phone 1800 184 527 and webchat:

 Website   1800 184 527   Free

Relationships Australia NSW

Relationships Australia NSW offers services and counselling for individuals, couples and families. Additional programs include:
  • Adolescent family therapy
  • Family advocacy and support service - provides support to men going through the Family Court system in cases of domestic and family violence
  • Taking Responsibility - Men's Behaviour Change Program is an 18-week group program to help men to develop safe and respectful relationships.

 Website   1300 364 277   Free

Safer Pathways

Safer Pathway is available to any person who has experienced domestic and family violence in NSW. Within Safer Pathway, relevant government and non-government agencies work together to identify people experiencing domestic and family violence, and to offer them support to increase their safety. There are resources and links to services to support men experiencing domestic violence. Northern NSW Safer Pathway services: Richmond/Tweed 1300 720 606, Clarence 1800 176 466

 Website   Free

St Vincents Hospital Domestic and Family Violence Service

Locations: Darlinghurst

Team of university-trained social workers provides free and confidential counselling (by appointment) to anyone who has been victimised or is at risk of victimisation from domestic or family violence. Help linking in with other services and community supports.
  • Location: Level 3, The O’Brien Centre, St. Vincent’s Hospital, 390 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010.
  • Service: by appointment 8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday

 Website   (02) 8382 1111   Free

Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service providing 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people at risk of suicide, concerned about someone at risk, bereaved by suicide and people experiencing emotional or mental health issues.
  • 24/7 call back service - 1300 659 467
  • 24/7 online counselling support here

 Website   1300 659 467   Free

The Toolbox Talks – The Family Co

Locations: Construction sites around Greater Sydney

The Toolbox Talks aims to motivate men to challenge social norms that support violence against women and children and provide them with skills on how to respond if they see, hear or suspect violence. The project also provides incidental and referral support to participants seeking further information about their own behaviour, the behaviour of someone they know or advice on how to support a friend or family member. Specific programs include:
  • Harnessing the Positive Influence of Men
  • Harnessing the Positive Influence of Community
  • Management sessions

 Website   02 9528 2933   Free

Tribal Warrior

Locations: Redfern

For young Aboriginal people aged between 12 - 25 years to support their health and wellbeing. An Aboriginal community initiative, which promotes connection to culture, heritage and identity. Provides cultural tours, maritime training, employment pathway opportunities, mentorship, health and wellbeing programs for the Aboriginal community.

 Website   (02) 9699 3491   Free

Victim Support ACT

Locations: Canberra

Provides information, advocacy, support and counselling services to people who have been a victim of crime in the ACT. A crime does not need to be reported to police to access these services. A survivor service is also available.

 Website   1800 822272   Free

Victims Services NSW

Victims Services’ Victims Access Line (VAL) provides a single-entry point for victims of crime in NSW to assist them in accessing services including counselling and financial assistance.
  • Victims Access Line: 1800 633 063
  • Aboriginal Contact Line: 1800 019 123

 Website   1800 633 063   Free


WellMob is a digital library of over 300 mental health and wellbeing resources developed by and for First Nations Australians including websites, apps, videos, fact sheets, podcasts, pdfs, and social media. WellMob takes a holistic strength-based approach around Indigenous wellbeing. The resources provide information, stories of lived experience, promote hope, and break down shame or stigma about mental health and wellbeing issues. WellMob is easy to navigate. The resources have been grouped under six broad topics: Mind, Body, Our Mob, Culture, Keeping Safe, and Healing. Each of these main topics link to several sub-topics. In three clicks it is possible to find culturally appropriate resources without having to search the web.

 Website   Free