24 Hour, emergency accommodation and women’s shelters in Darwin
Note that due to high demand in the Darwin area, these shelters may limit placement to those meeting certain criteria. Some shelters may not publish their address details to protect their residents. As a result, you will need to contact each individually or refer to the Ask Izzy website.
- ShelterMe (This is an online service or app that connects you with a directory of services in the Northern Territory)
- Ask Izzy: complete resource of all options available across Darwin. This is an online questionnaire that will help guide you to the best service for your situation
- Dawn House Women’s Shelter: 8945 1388
- Lifeline: 131 114
- DAIWS (Darwin Aboriginal & Islander Women’s Shelter): 8945 2284
- Palmerston Family Crisis Accommodation: 8932 9155
- Catherine Booth House: 8981 5928
- Safe Steps: 1800 015 188 (This is an online resource that will help guide you to the most appropriate services.)
- Salvation Army: 13 72 58
- Womensline (DV Connect): 1800 811 811 (Emergency accommodation for NT women and children who are in danger of violence.)
Business Hours Emergency Housing and Women’s Shelters Darwin
The services below will help you and your children during business hours. They may also be able to connect you with places where you can stay in safety.
- St Vincent de Paul: 8981 4374
- Anglicare: 8932 7850
- Central Family Violence Counsellor: 8952 6075
- Katherine Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor: 8971 0777
- Tennant Creek Women’s Domestic Violence Counsellor: 8962 3123
- NPY (Ngaanyatjarra Pitijantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Women’s Council Domestic Violence Service: 1800 180 840
Medium and Long-Term Women’s Housing Darwin
Either apply for medium or long term housing or get help finding it.
Anglicare: 8932 7850
YWCA (15-24 year old women including women who are pregnant of have children under 12 months)
Ph: 8948 2044 (crisis accommodation)
Ph: 8945 5015 (long term accommodation)
Domestic Violence Safety Plan
As you can see, there are many resources above that are designed to help you leave your abusive relationship. There are a lot of people who desperately want to help you, and your children, live a safer and happier life. If it seems like the right time to leave, it probably is.
Does any of this sound familiar to you? Making a domestic violence plan safety plan is the right thing to do and these organisations can help you do it.
- I’m worried for my safety if I leave
- I don’t have friends and family to support me
- I’m worried about how this will affect my children
- He always says sorry afterwards
- If I leave, I will lose all “our friends” or “our community”
- I have no money to leave
- What if he tries to take our children?
Remember – you are NOT alone. There are a lot of people who want to help you – regardless of your situation or how much money you have. They will help you and your children escape and they are waiting for your call.