Housing when escaping family violence

If you need to leave home because of family violence, we may be able to help you find somewhere to go.

Important information

If you're in immediate danger, dial 111 and ask for the Police.

Women's Refuge

If you’re a woman in a family violence situation, call the Women’s Refuge free Crisisline on 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE).

There are many ways they can help, including a safe house if you need accommodation urgently. Their safe houses are in secret locations and you can come to them in a crisis, day or night.

Other organisations

You can call the Shine confidential family abuse helpline on 0508 744 633

The organisation 'It's not OK' also has services that can help you. You can call them on 0800 456 450

Housing we help with

Emergency housing

If you have nowhere to stay tonight or in the next 7 days, you may be able to apply for emergency housing.

Public housing

We may be able to help with public housing.