1800RESPECT will continue to operate as per usual during the COVID-19 health emergency, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit this page for more information.
We know that talking about sexual, domestic and family violence can be hard. When you contact 1800RESPECT, you will talk to a trained counsellor who will listen and support you in what feels right for you and your situation.
We will work with you to help you identify what you can do and to find the right services or support for you. Everyone's situation is different and no one knows your situation better than you.
We can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
1800RESPECT is a counselling, information and referral service for all Australians, including:
For information on how to use our service in these cases, see our Accessibility page.
If you still have questions you can contact 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or through online chat. For more information about sexual, domestic and family violence and how to increase your safety, visit the following pages.
You can watch this video to find out what to expect when you contact the free, confidential service.