South Australia - Resources


In an emergency and if you fear for the safety of yourself or your children, telephone 000 and ask for the police. Available 24 hours

Police patrol attendance 131 444 If you need the police to attend a crime or emergency.

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SA Police Family Violence Investigation Units

Police encourage all victims of domestic violence to contact police on 000 in an emergency or on 131444 for police attendance.


Each metropolitan police area operates a Family Violence Investigation Section (FVIS) where police specifically investigate reports of child abuse and domestic violence.

Eastern Adelaide Family Violence Investigation Unit 8172 5890

Elizabeth Family Violence Investigation Unit 8207 9381

Holden Hill Family Violence Investigation Unit 8207 6150

Western Adelaide Family Violence Investigation Unit 8207 6413

South Coast Child and Family Investigation Unit 8392 9172

Sturt Child and Family Investigation Unit 8207 4801

In country areas, contact your local police station.

Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway Service
Phone 1800 800 098, 24 hours
Support for people experiencing family violence and their children


Courts Administration Authority web site Abuse Prevention Program and Family Violence Courts


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Domestic Violence Services

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Domestic Violence Helpline
Phone: 1800 800 098 (24 hrs)
Telephone counselling for victims of domestic violence and their concerned friends & information about services for those affected by domestic violence or who are troubled by their own behaviour

Domestic Violence Crisis Service
Phone: 1300 782 200 (24 hours)
Crisis counselling, support, referral to safe accommodation

After hours Crisis Care
Phone: 131 611

Migrant Women’s Support and Accommodation Service
Phone: 8346 9417
(After hours, 24-hour call Crisis Care on 13 16 11)
Support and emergency accommodation for migrant women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Service available 8.30AM–5.30PM Monday–Friday.

Website: http://www.migrantwomensservices.com.au/

Nunga Mi:minar  Shelter (Northern Region Domestic Violence Service)
Phone: 1300 782200

Phone: 8367 9417
After hours, call Crisis Care on 13 1611
Support and emergency accommodation for Aboriginal women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Service available 9AM–5PM Monday–Friday.

Ninko Kurtangga Patpangga (Southern Region Domestic Violence Service

Phone: 8297 9644

Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service

Phone: 8365 5033

Southern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service

Phone: 8382 0066

Northern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service

Phone: 8255 3622

Crisis Care Unit
Phone:13 16 11
Counselling and practical help for individuals and families in any type of crisis. Available 4PM–9AM Monday to Friday and 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

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Legal services

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Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Inc
321-325 King William St. Adelaide SA 5000
Phone (08) 8113 3777
Email info@alrm.org.au

Freecall number 1800 643 222
Website: Home

Welfare Rights Centre (SA) Inc
(08) 82231338
Fax: 08 8226 4124
Level 5
   97 Pirie Street
   Adelaide  5000

Web: http://www.wrcsa.org.au/

Law Handbook Online
The Legal Services Commission'swebsite features the online version of its valuable plain language guide to the law, The Law Handbook.  
Website: Law Handbook

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Women's Legal Services

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Women’s legal service advice

Business Hours:10.00am to 4.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

After Hours: 6pm-8pm Tuesday

Telephone Advice: 8221 5553
Country Callers: 1800 816 349

TTY: 1800 670 864
Office 8231 89 29
TTY 1800 670 864. 
151 Market St, Adelaide SA 5000

Email: admin@wlssa

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Program
To contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Program call
Phone:(08) 8231 89 29 
or free call 1800 685 037 during business hours for an appointment.

Website: Womens Legal Service SA: .

Rural Women's Outreach Program

The Women’s Legal Service (SA) Inc Rural Women’s Outreach Program provides to women living outside of metropolitan Adelaide.

The Rural Women’s Outreach Program also provides outreach services to Port Augusta and surrounding areas such as Coober Pedy, Nepabanna and Leigh Creek.
Phone: 8641 33 66
free call: 1800 555 850

For more information see Web site:Rural Women's Outreach Service




The Legal Services Commission has a central office in Adelaide, and seven offices in metropolitan and regional SA. 

159 Gawler Place, Adelaide
The Commission also provides a Duty Solicitor at most Magistrates Courts and the Youth Court.
Duty Lawyers are also available at the Family Law Courts.

Legal Aid SA Telephone Advice Service

Phone 1300 366 424 (cost of a local call) Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

For Child Support Help telephone (08) 8111 5576

Website: Legal Services Commission of South Australia

for more Community legal services click here

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Sexual Assault Services

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Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service

Level 2 55 King William Rd, North Adelaide, 5006

Phone: (08) 8226 8777 or Toll Free in SA: 1800-817-421
After Hours and Emergency: (08) 8226 8787

Email: info@yarrowplace.sa.gov.au

Website:Yarrow Place | Rape and Sexual Assault Service
Emergency medical and counselling services for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

A 24-hour Crisis Care service can be reached by telephoning crisis care on 131-611.

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Community Services

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Nunkuwarrin Yunti Aboriginal Health Service
Phone: 8223 5011

Nunkuwarrin Yunti Clinical Services: Client Information

Our consulting hours
Wakefield Street Clinic

182-190 Wakefield Street, Adelaide
Tel: (08) 8406 1600
Fax: (08) 8232 0949

Consulting hours:
Mondays: 9.00am-2.00pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm

Brady Street Clinic

Brady Street
28-30 Brady Street, Elizabeth Downs
Tel: (08) 8254 5300
Fax: (08) 8254 1944

Consulting hours:
Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm


A free service but appointments are necessary.

Website: Nunkuwarrin Yunti Inc. - About Us

TIS — Translating and Interpreting Service
Phone: 13 1450
24-hour interpreting service

Victim Support Service

11 Halifax St Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: 08 8231 5626

Country Toll-Free 1800 182 368

Email: info@victimssa.org

Regional Services can be found at: Victim Support Service


Women’s Information Service
Ground Floor
Chesser House
91-97 Grenfell St
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 08 8303 0590

TTY 8303 0597
Toll free 1800 188 158
email: wis@sa.gov.au
The Women’s Information Service provides free confidential information , support and and referal services for all women

Website: Women's Information Service

Women’s Health Statewide

Women's Health Statewide is staffed by administrative workers, bi-cultural
and bi-lingual workers, community health nurses, a medical practitioner,
project workers and social workers. They strive to be informed and are
committed to listening to women and to taking their concerns seriously

64 Pennington Terrace
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

Email: cywhswhs@health.sa.gov.au

Health and information service
Phone: 82399600

Women's Healthline

1300882880 Metro - cost of a local call
1800 182 098 Rural (free Call)

Email: health.line@health.sa.gov.au

Counselling service
(08) 82399600
Freecall 1800182098
1800182 098 (TTY)

Website: Women's Health Statewide (WHS)


Dale Street Women's Health Centre ,

47,Dale St. Pt Adelaide
(08) 84440700

Email: collette.bale@health.sa.gov.au


Southern Women's Community Health centre, Noarlunga Centre

Bldg 8 Alexander Kelly Dr, Noarlunga Centre, SA 5168

Phone:(08) 83849555

Email: swomens@health.sa.gov.au

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Services for Children

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Parent Help Line — Child & Youth Health
Phone: 1300 364 100
Information and support on health, behaviour, development and parenting for parents and carers of 0–25 year olds.

Website:Parent Helpline

Report Child abuse

To report child abuse, call the Child Abuse Report Line
24 hours 131-478.

How to report: http://www.families.sa.gov.au/pages/protectingchildren/HowToNotify/

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