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Domestic, family and sexual violence

In an emergency

If you are in immediate danger, call 000.

Domestic, family or sexual violence

Those experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence are able to leave their home to escape violence at any time during any lockdown period.

Most domestic and family violence services are considered essential and are still operational during any lockdown period. Please click here for a list of services in your area.

Where to get help

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence, help and support is available.

The Northern Territory (NT) Government and NT Police continue to take domestic, family and sexual violence very seriously.

Perpetrator accountability continues during the coronvirus (COVID-19) emergency. Social isolation is no excuse for violence.

Violence is a crime at any time, including during this coronavirus (COVID-19) period.

Stay as connected as you can. Talk to friends, family and neighbours if you need support or to see if they need help.

In an emergency

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

If you or someone you know is not in immediate danger, you can call NT Police on 131 444.

If you can’t call the police, ask someone you trust to call the police for you.

Emergency accommodation and support

You can get help from specialist domestic, family and sexual violence services such as:

  • women’s shelters and refuges
  • outreach
  • counselling
  • legal services
  • services that work with men.

Find your nearest support service on the NT Government website.

To arrange emergency accommodation, go to the ShelterMe website.

You can also view the online directory of key NT social services on the Northern Territory Council of Social Services website.

More support

If you are feeling stressed or anxious and need someone to talk to, you can access mental health support and crisis counselling.

Find a 24 hour mental support service on the NT Government website.