1800RESPECT is a free and confidential 24/7 counselling, information, and referral service for anyone in Australia impacted by domestic and family violence. Call 1800 737 732.

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What they do

Available 24/7, 1800RESPECT is a counselling, information, and support service for anyone impacted by domestic and family violence.

When you contact 1800RESPECT, you will be connected with someone who:

  • Listens and believes you
  • Understands domestic, family, and sexual violence
  • Knows how hard it can be to talk about it
  • Recognises that everyone’s situation is different and that no one knows your situation better than you
  • Can talk through options and help you decide what information, people, or services will be most helpful for you.

What you talk about and how much you say is up to you.

Who they're for

1800RESPECT is for anyone impacted by domestic and family violence.

This includes people who suspect or know they're being abused as well as concerned friends, family members, colleagues, classmates, employers, community members, and frontline workers.

1800RESPECT does not provide counselling to people using abuse or violence.

If you’re a man and are here because you want to explore options for changing your abusive or violent behaviour, you can contact Men’s Referral Service (1300 766 491) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s free, confidential, and a positive first step.

How to contact

You can connect with an 1800RESPECT trained counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via:

What to expect when you contact 1800RESPECT

Learn about domestic and family violence

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