Triple Zero (000) is Australia’s main emergency service number. Call 000 if you need urgent help from police or ambulance services. For more information about Domestic and Family Violence Services, visit the Blue Mountains Community Directory.

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Helplines

1800 Respect (Domestic Violence Hotline)
1800 737 732 1800respect.org.au
24/7 telephone counselling support for those impacted by sexual assault and/or domestic and family violence.

NSW Domestic Violence Line
1800 656 463 / 1800 671 442 (TTY) facs.nsw.gov.au/domestic-violence
24/7 telephone counselling and referrals for women experiencing domestic and family violence.

Child Protection Helpline
132 111 www.facs.nsw.gov.au/families/Protecting-kids
24/7 NSW helpline to report child abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and psychological harm of children.

MensLine Australia
1300 789 978 mensline.org.au
24/7 telephone, video and online counselling service, supporting men with mental health issues and family and relationship issues. The Changing for Good service provides counselling for men who want to have healthy and respectful relationships with others.

Accommodation, Housing & Financial Support

Ask Izzy
www.askizzy.org.au
An online directory providing information on critical support services such as housing, food and health. Search by postcode for local services.

DV West Blue Mountains
02 4732 2318 dvwest.org.au
After Hours service and outreach support for women and children affected by domestic and family violence. Can provide crisis accommodation and transitional housing.

Link2Home
1800 152 152 (free call) https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/housing
Statewide telephone service for homelessness enquiries. Provides access to information, specialised support and accommodation.

Staying Home Leaving Violence 
1300 384 347
The program works in cooperation with NSW Police to remove the perpetrator (the violent partner) from the family home so that you and your children can stay safely where you are. It provides a range of support, such as safety planning, improving home security, help in managing finances, support for children, and helping you with the complicated legal process.

Advocacy & Legal Support

Central Tablelands and Blue Mountains Community Legal Centre
4 Station St, Katoomba 02 4704 0207
ctbmclc.org.au
Provides free legal information, advice and representation to residents of the Blue Mountains and Central Tablelands region.

The Women’s Cottage
22 Bosworth St, Richmond 0415 273 263
womenscottage.org.au
Provides drop in crisis support services during open hours including emotional, financial distress, isolation, domestic violence and therapeutic, educational, practical skills and interest groups for women.

Health Services

Healthdirect Australia
1800 022 222  www.healthdirect.gov.au
A government-funded virtual health service that provides access to health advice and information.

Blue Mountains Women’s Health & Resource Centre 
124 Lurline Street, Katoomba 02 4782 5133
bmwhrc.org
Provides physical and emotional support for women’s health issues from counsellors, doctors and nurses who staff the Centre. Services include: Under 25s Health Clinic; pap tests; breast checks; STD tests; women’s health checks; contraception; termination advice etc. Alternative therapies including massage and acupuncture are also provided. Other services include: a free study space, free showers, free washer and dryer.

Dianella Cottage
Offices in Katoomba & Lithgow. 1300 727 957
https://www.liveslivedwell.org.au/our-services/dianella-cottage/
Dianella Cottage is a program of Lives Lived Well. It is a harm minimisation service providing non-judgmental support for women and men with co-occurring drug, alcohol and mental health. Dianella Cottage celebrates diversity and warmly welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from all cultures and countries to our place of healing.

Health Services

Healthdirect Australia
1800 022 222  www.healthdirect.gov.au
A government-funded virtual health service that provides access to health advice and information.

Blue Mountains Women’s Health & Resource Centre 
124 Lurline Street, Katoomba 02 4782 5133
bmwhrc.org
Provides physical and emotional support for women’s health issues from counsellors, doctors and nurses who staff the Centre. Services include: Under 25s Health Clinic; pap tests; breast checks; STD tests; women’s health checks; contraception; termination advice etc. Alternative therapies including massage and acupuncture are also provided. Other services include: a free study space, free showers, free washer and dryer.

Dianella Cottage
Offices in Katoomba & Lithgow. 1300 727 957
https://www.liveslivedwell.org.au/our-services/dianella-cottage/
Dianella Cottage is a program of Lives Lived Well. It is a harm minimisation service providing non-judgmental support for women and men with co-occurring drug, alcohol and mental health. Dianella Cottage celebrates diversity and warmly welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from all cultures and countries to our place of healing.