Where can I get domestic violence support for my family?

There are a number of free services available to support those impacted by family and domestic violence. We’ve listed many of them out below.


While Westfund staff are not counsellors, we are here to support you. We encourage you to call us for a confidential discussion about the assistance we can offer when it comes to your health cover.



If you are in danger or need emergency assistance.


1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

For free and confidential telephone counselling in relation to family and domestic violence and/ or sexual assault. If you need an interpreter or translator, you can ask for one and the counsellor will make the arrangements.


Lifeline (13 11 14)

For free, 24-hour telephone crisis support.


Elder Abuse Help Line (1800 353 374)

For free information and support services for people that have experienced or witnessed elder abuse.


Financial Counselling Australia (1800 007 007)

For free resources and advice from a private financial counsellor.


Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636)

For free telephone and online counselling, 24/7.


13 Yarn (13 92 76)

For mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. 13 Yarn offers confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter.


Mensline Australia (1300 78 99 78)

 For free telephone and online support for men dealing with family and relationship difficulties.