08 89818323     office@ywcaofdarwin.org.au

Domestic Violence


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Domestic and Family Violence Centre

What is domestic violence?
Domestic Violence is violence that happens in a family and includes any behaviors that harms you or your children or causes you to live in fear.

Violence can include:

Do not blame yourself.  You are not responsible for another person's violence.

How can DFVC help you?
DFVC can help families who live in the Palmerston and rural areas, who are escaping domestic and family violence. 

We can provide support and referrals if you require:

Our staff will help you work towards your goals.  If you need help with a domestic violence issue phone the Police Domestic Violence Unit on 08 8999 0865 or phone us on 08 8932 9155.  If you would prefer, come to our office which is on the Ground Floor, Goyder Building.

Office Hours:                             9:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Ph                                              08 8932 9155 (24 hours)
Fax                                             08 8932 9177
Email                                         dfvccoord@ywcaofdarwin.org.au

Helpful Contact Numbers

Police (24 hours)                              131 444
Police Domestic Violence Unit       08 8999 0865
Life Line                                              13 11 14
Mental Health Support (CATT Team) 1800 682 288

Health Direct After Hours GP Access 1800 022 222


Dawn House                              08 8945 1388

Darwin Aboriginal and Islander Women's Shelter   08 8945 2284

Legal Services

Domestic Violence Legal Service      08 8999 7977

NT Legal Aid                               08 8999 3000
Top End Women's Legal Service     08 8982 3000
North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) 1800 898 251