Domestic Violence Services

The Commission recognises the unique problems faced by victims of domestic violence and has put in place policies to promote access to services for victims. A worker who specialises in domestic violence is available to assist victims with legal matters where domestic violence is a factor. Appointments may be made by telephoning us on 8111 5555 or 1300 366 424. This service is free of charge.

We can advise and assist in relation to:

  • intervention order matters
  • the victim's role and rights in the criminal justice process
  • family law matters, such as arrangements for children, child support and family dispute resolution
  • care and protection (child welfare) matters
  • credit, debt and housing matters
  • immigration matters that may arise upon the breakdown of a relationship due to domestic violence

We may assist victims complete a further application for legal aid or provide referrals to other services.

If a victim requires immediate protection within South Australia, they should telephone police on 131 444.

If a victim requires other practical support, including safe accommodation, they should telephone the Domestic and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway Service on 1800 800 098.

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