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Men's Referral Service - Operated by No To Violence

Advice for men about family violence


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1300 766 491

Available 24 hours 7 days a week

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Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491

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Who can the Men’s Referral Service support?

  • Men who have or are still behaving abusively 
  • Family members who are impacted by a man’s use abusive behaviours
  • Friends, family or colleagues of people who may be using or experiencing family violence and wish to understand how to support their friends, family, or colleagues
  • Professionals wishing to support a client who is using or experiencing family violence

When you call us

  • You can remain anonymous – you don’t need to give us your name or any identifying details
  • We will listen to you and treat you with respect
  • We will do our best to help you
  • We will provide you with referrals to local services that will help you take the next steps

What does support look like?

It takes strength and courage to admit to using violence or control. You should not under-estimate how hard this can be. This is the first step towards changing your behaviour and being the best man, partner, spouse or family member you can be.

The Men’s Referral Service can have a conversation with you, help you with some short term tactics, and put you in touch with some supports that can help you along your journey.

Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491

Chat Online (Live Chat bottom right)

“I said I was sorry and it would never happen again, but if I ever raise my voice now I can see that look in her eyes. It’s still there, in the back of my mind. I don’t want to scare her anymore.” – Stefan