If you are in immediate danger, call 000 for Police and Ambulance help.

Or call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732). This is a 24hr national sexual assault, family & domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of family & domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Our Story

Who we are

The Women’s Resilience Centre was founded in 2020 as a place of hope, healing and recovery for women who have experienced domestic abuse, trauma and violence. The first of its kind in Australia, the program will be outcomes-focused and seek to change the legacies of women and their families, and continue their healing and recovery. We will offer both residential accommodation for up to 12 months and also a day program for day attendees. Participation in the resilience program is not compulsory but is encouraged. A lived-experience mentoring and peer to peer support program will be provided also.

How we began

In Australia there is a gap between medium-term residential support after crisis care. Community housing or rentals are difficult to secure for women and their children who have suffered domestic abuse.  As well as medium-term housing the Women’s Resilience Centre will provide a consistent, evidence-based, trauma-informed program combined with a living skills program, giving women a fresh charter and hope. We have a charter to reset lives by improving the current services available to support this terrible crisis in our beautiful country.

Why it matters

There are millions of women all over Australia struggling to overcome this unwarranted abuse, and many of them will not succeed. It’s time to do something to change the circumstances and support these women in need.

1 woman in
Australia dies
every 8 days as a
result of domestic abuse

Violence against
women is costing the
Australian economy
$22 billion a year

Victims return  
 8-11 times  
before  they  
leave for good or die

1 in 4 Women in Australia are affected by domestic violence​