Domestic Violence

Junction Australia offers domestic violence support to women, children and young people who are living with, or escaping domestic and family violence in the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island regions. Please use the 'QUICK EXIT' button to leave this site quickly. If you are in immediate danger always call 000.

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Domestic Violence Services - Kangaroo Island & The Fleurieu

This service provides women and children with counselling, developing safety plans and support in finding a safe place to live. Please note that Junction Australia only provides these services to those living on Kangaroo Island or in the Fleurieu region. 

These services include:

  • Safe, short term emergency accommodation
  • Supporting women, children and young people
  • Domestic and family violence counselling
  • Assistance for women from Indigenous and Non-English speaking backgrounds
  • Access for women and children with disabilities
  • Providing information and links to other services
  • Domestic and family violence support groups for women and children
  • Support with health, drug and alcohol issues
  • Support with referrals for legal matters
  • Community development activities
  • Specialist support for children and young people

If you live in the Fleurieu or Kangaroo Island regions and need support, please contact us on (08) 8555 3277. If you live elsewhere, please refer to 'Useful Contacts'.

View our Fleurieu Domestic Violence Service brochure.
View our Kangaroo Island Domestic Violence Service brochure.

How can I get away or stop the abuse?

If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 000 now.

Try to remove yourself and any children from the home or place where you or your children are experiencing violence. As this is not always possible, we recommend that you call the Police (000) when you can, and file a police report.

'Safety Planning Checklist' from 1800Respect.

Fleurieu

If you live in the Fleurieu region (Yankalilla, Victor Harbour and Alexandrina) you can contact the Fleurieu Domestic Violence Service:
P: 1300 694 961 or (08) 8555 0817
E: fdvs@junctionaustralia.org.au
Hours of Service: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Wednesdays 9.00am to 12.00pm.

Kangaroo Island

If you live on Kangaroo Island you can contact the Kangaroo Island Domestic Violence Service:
P: (08) 8553 2877 or 0408 384 920
E: kidvs@junctionaustralia.org.au

You can also drop into the Kangaroo Island Community Centre:
16 Telegraph Road, Kingscote, SA, 5223
Hours of service: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm

What is Domestic or Family Violence?

Domestic and family violence exists in many forms. The following are some examples of the tactics of violence and abuse:

Emotional - Threats, intimidation, put downs, name calling, jealousy and possessiveness.

Physical - Hitting, pushing, choking, assault, using weapons, property damage, harming pets and object damage

Sexual - Demanding sex, unwanted sexual acts and treating women as sexual objects

Financial - Gambling/drug use, accruing debts, controlling money, keeping the woman poor even if she does paid work.

Social - Isolation, smothering, stalking, put downs, alienation from family and friends. Controlling what the woman does, who she talks to, where she goes and public humiliation.

Other Resources

SA Police
Police assistance and emergency response
P: 131 444 OR 000 in an emergency
W: police.sa.gov.au

Domestic Violence Crisis Line
Emergency Accommodation & After Hours Support
P: 1800 800 098 
W: womenssafetyservices.com.au

1800 Respect
National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7
P: 1800 737 732
W: 1800respect.org.au

Women's Legal Service Advice Line
Legal advice, representation and community education

P: 1800 816 349
W: wlssa.org.au

Indigenous Women's Outreach
P: 1800 685 137

Rural Women's Outreach
P: 1800 555 850

Child Abuse Report Line
Report child abuse
P: 13 14 78
W: my.families.sa.gov.au

Kids Help Line
Free, private and confidential, phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25

P: 1800 551 800
W: kidshelpline.com.au