The courts place a priority on safety and can assist with the safety of you and your family when attending court.
If you have any concerns for your safety it is important you let the courts know well before the day your court event, conference or hearing is scheduled.
You can inform the courts by:
- using Live Chat at www.familycourt.gov.au or www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or
- calling 1300 352 000
You can discuss your concerns with a staff member. They will ask you a few questions and discuss what arrangements are needed to enable you to participate in court events safely.
Where possible you should call at least five days before your court event so arrangements can be made for your safety.
If there is an existing family violence order it should be provided to the courts as soon as possible.
If you have concerns about your safety outside the Court or have any questions about family violence, the courts recommend you contact one of the following:
- the police
- your lawyer, or
- one of the services listed on the back of this flyer.
The courts encourage you to contact the services listed for further information and advice, including options for remaining safe outside the Court.
Some aspects of family violence may be a criminal offence and you may need to report these to police or child protection authorities.
For more information about how the courts deal with family violence go to: www.familycourt.gov.au or www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au
|ACT||Domestic Violence Crisis Service (24 Hours) 02 6280 0900|
|NSW||Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463|
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) (24 Hours) 08 8922 6472
Domestic Violence Counselling Service 08 8945 1388
Lifeline Top-end 131 114
Alice Springs – Women’s Shelter 08 8952 6075
Brisbane Domestic Violence Advocacy Service 07 3217 2544
DV Connect Womensline 1800 811 811
DV Connect Mensline 1800 811 811
Domestic Violence Crisis Service (24 Hours) 1300 782 200
Domestic Violence Helpline (24 Hours) 1800 800 098
|Tas||Family Violence Response and Referral Line 1800 633 937|
Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service 1800 015 188
The Men’s Referral Service 1300 766 491
Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline (24 Hours) 08 9223 1188 or 1800 007 339
Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline (24 Hours) 08 9223 1199 or 1800 000 599
Police (Assistance) 131 444
Police (Emergency) 000
1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 www.1800respect.org.au
National family violence and sexual assault counselling service.
Mensline 1300 789 978
White Ribbon whiteribbon.org.au