I need to be safe


I need a specialist legal service


I need help with my family


I need help with money


I need to be heard

Resources

Across NSW, there are a variety of resources in place to assist you. These are in place to ensure that anyone can access help when they need it.  See below for some services and resources that can be of assistance.

I need to be safe

Bega Women’s Refuge

Bega Women’s Shelter is for women and children leaving domestic violence. The Refuge offers counselling, support and emergency accomodation.

Bega Womens Refuge

Phone: (02) 6492 3597
Email: sue@bwr.org.au
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1800 RESPECT

1800 RESPECT is a confidential telephone advice service available experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence, their friends and families and people working with affected people.

1800 RESPECT

Phone: 1800 737 732
Website: 1800respect.org.au

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Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI)

SAHSSI is a Specialist Homelessness Service supporting women and families in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions

SAHSSI

Phone: (02) 4229 8523
Website: sahssi.org.au
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MensLine Australia

MensLine Australia is a confidential telephone counselling service available to men who need assistance with domestic violence, mental health or relationships.

MensLine Australia

Phone: 1300 789 978
Website: mensline.org.au

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I need a specialist legal service

Welfare Rights Centre

The Welfare Rights Centre is a community legal centre dedicated to assisting people with social welfare issues.

Welfare Rights Centre

Phone: 1800 226 028
Website: welfarerightscentre.org.au

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Seniors Rights Service

The Seniors Rights Service (SRS) offers generalist legal advice to seniors aged 65 and over.

Seniors Rights Service

Phone: 1800 424 079
Website: seniorsrightsservice.org.au
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The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)

The Refugee Advice and Casework Service is a specialist legal service available to those seeking asylum

The Refugee Advice and Casework Service

Phone: (02) 8355 7227
Wesbite: racs.org.au
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Youth Law Australia

Youth Law Australia provides free and confidential legal advice to people under 25.

Youth Law Australia

Phone: (02) 9385 9588
Website: yla.org.au
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I need help with my family

Family Relationship Centre

The Family Relationship Centre provides information about families, at all stages.

Family Relationship Centre

Phone: 1800 050 321
Website: familyrelationships.gov.au
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Family Law Early Intervention Unit

The Family Law Early Intervention Unit is a Legal Aid branch that provides a statewide specialist family law service.

Family Law Early Intervention Unit

Phone:1800 551 589
Website: legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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Family and Community Services (FACS)

Family and Community Services is the governing body for protecting children and young people from harm

Family and Community Services

Website: facs.nsw.gov.au
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Parentline

Parentline offers free advice and counselling to parents and carers, they also offer a wide variety of tools on their website.

Parentline NSW

Phone: 1300 1300 52
Website: parentline.org.au
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I need help with money

Financial Rights Legal Centre

Financial Rights Legal Centre is NSW’s only financial legal centre. Financial Rights have many tools and resources, as well as offer financial counselling through the National Debt Hotline

Financial Rights

Website: financialrights.org.au/

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National Debt Hotline

The National Debt Hotline is a free telephone financial counselling service available to all NSW residents.

National Debt Hotline

Phone: 1800 007 007

ASIC’s MoneySmart

ASIC’s MoneySmart is a series of online tools, kits and guidance available to all.

ASIC’s MoneySmart

Phone: 1300 300 630
Website: moneysmart.gov.au
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Illawarra Legal Centre Financial Counselling

Illawarra Legal Centre offers financial counselling to those who need it, both face to face and over the phone.

Illawarra Legal Centre

Phone: (02) 4276 1939
Website: illawarralegalcentre.org.au

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I need to be heard

NSW Fair Trading

NSW Fair Trading is the governing body for consumers, business owners and tradespeople.

NSW Fair Trading

Phone: 13 32 20

Website: fairtrading.nsw.gov.au

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Health Care Complaints Commission

The Healthcare Complaints Commission is the governing body for healthcare complaints in NSW.

Health Care Complaints Commission

Phone: (02) 9219 7444
Website: www.hccc.nsw.gov.au

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Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO)

WIRO is an independent statutory office supporting recovering workers on the Worker Compensation Scheme.

Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO)

Phone: 13 94 76 (13 WIRO)
Website: www.wiro.nsw.gov.au

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Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman is an external dispute resolution for the telecommunications industry.

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

Phone: 1800 062 058

Website: www.tio.com.au

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