Resources and support for men
who’ve experienced domestic violence

Have you, or someone you know, experienced domestic violence? There are a number of services that can specifically help men who’ve experienced domestic violence or abuse.

The following list includes a range of free or low-cost domestic and family violence support services, housing, alcohol and drug support services, mental health services, counselling, and LGBTQI+ services.


Immediate support – 24/7 phone and online counselling services

The following frontline counselling and support services are available 24/7, and are ideal if you need to speak to someone quickly.


Remember: if you are in immediate danger – please dial 000


Mensline Australia:

A free telephone and online counselling service for men.
Call: 1300 789 978
Online and video chat:


A national charity providing 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services via phone, online chat, and text messaging.
Call: 131 114
Online chat:
Text: 0477 131 114


A free national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.
Call: 1800 737 732
Online chat:

Mental Health Advice Line:

Mental Health Line offers professional help and advice, as well as referrals to local mental health services.
Call: 1800 011 511
More info:


NSW Government victims support services

Domestic violence is a crime. The NSW Government provides support for those who’ve been affected by violent crimes with counselling and in some cases, financial support.

Department of Justice Victims Support Scheme – Counselling application

A service for anyone who has been injured by a violent crime with counselling and financial support.
Call: 1800 633 063
More info:

Communities & Justice Victims Services – Financial support application

Victims can apply for a recognition payment, financial support for immediate needs, security upgrades, and to cover out of pocket expenses as a result of the event, such as loss of income, medical expenses.
Call: 1800 633 063
More info:


Alcohol and drug information and support

If the violence you’ve experienced is wholly or partly alcohol or drug-related, the following services may be able to help.

Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS)

24/7 information, support and referrals for those affected by alcohol and other drug use.
Call: 1800 250 015
Web chat:

Family Drug Support

Family drug support provides up to date information on all aspects of alcohol and drug use relative to the families of alcohol and other drug users.
Call: 1300 368 186


A service helping families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with someone whose drinking is a problem.
Call: 1300 252 666
More info:


LGBTIQ+ services


A NSW-based organisation helping LGBTQ people take control of their health so they can look after themselves, partners, family and friends.
Call: (02) 9206 2000
More info:


Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral services for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. 3pm-midnight daily.
Call: 1800 184 527
Web chat:


A Sydney based service working across New South Wales, providing a range of services for young people 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support.
Call: 02 8594 9555
More info:

The Gender Centre

Provides support for trans and gender expressive people at every stage of their journey as including transitional support pre, mid, and post transition.
Call: (02) 9519 7599 or (02) 9569 2366
More info:


Legal services

Law Access / Legal Aid

Call: 1300 888529
More info:

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