support during a crisis

When unexpected events throw your life into chaos, it can be overwhelming. When abuse is also involved this can be particularly stressful, often making it difficult to know where to start or what to do. We can help you work out what will help you the most by providing you with support, information and options.

Whether you are thinking about staying, leaving, not sure what you want to do, or if you’re worried about a family member or friend, we can provide you with support and information about increasing your safety, refuges and Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) applications. We can also assist you to access:

  • legal advice and services
  • emergency accommodation
  • emergency financial relief
  • counselling options for you and your children
  • support groups.

If you or a family member or friend are experiencing domestic and family violence, please call (07) 3217 2544. If you are currently in an emergency situation call the Police on 000.

BDVS team members have extensive knowledge and experience in the delivery of services and support to people experiencing domestic and family violence. Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days.

Or email us at bdvs@micahprojects.org.au (non urgent).


If you need emergency help you can also contact:

  • Police on 000
  • DVConnect Womensline on 1800 811 811 (24 hours, 7 days a week). Note: This number is not recorded on your phone bill
  • DV Connect Mensline on 1800 600 636
  • National DV line on 1800 737 732.
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16 Days of Activism 2012: During the '16 Days of Activism' campaign in December 2012, BDVS held a community event to encourage people to stand up against domestic and family violence.