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Domestic Violence Advice

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 legal adviser 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 our Legal Help Line on 1300 366 424.

These services are 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
    • women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence may be able to obtain assistance with applying for tenancy orders from the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal through WDVCAS, telephone 1800 246 642
  • immigration matters that may arise upon the breakdown of a relationship due to domestic violence, see Migration Advice

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

If a victim requires counselling and/or other practical support, including safe accommodation, they should telephone the Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 800 098.

In case of emergency within South Australia, a victim or concerned person should telehone police on 000. For police attendance, telephone 131 444.