After-Hours Response Team


The Northern District DVRE team provides after-hours crisis support to women and children who have left a violent relationship, or who are wanting to leave. Our after-hours team is open 365 evenings a year and can assist women and children with:

  • Emergency accommodation
  • Face-to-face visits from our after-hours staff when it is safe for us to do so
  • Emotional and counselling supports
  • Practical items such as food, clothing, toiletries and baby items
  • Safety planning information and useful contacts
  • Interpreting and translating services
  • Follow-up support from a specialist domestic violence caseworker
  • Housing assistance and advocacy
  • Applying for AVO’s and court support
  • Access to specialist domestic violence services including counselling,
    groups and victim’s services
  • Help with visas and immigration referrals
  • Assistance with applying for payments
  • Support services for children.

We help women and children leave domestic violence and build a strong support network and achieve safe and positive lives.

Any organisation can refer women wanting to leave a domestic violence relationship to our service. We also welcome women to call us directly if they would like our assistance.

For more information contact:
Business hours: (02) 9488 2400 (Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm)
After hours: (02) 9488 2580 (Monday to Sunday 5.00pm – 10.00pm)


MST-CAN works with youth aged 6 – 17 years and their families who have come to the attention of Family & Community Services. MST-CAN’s mission is to keep families together, ensure child safety and prevent abuse and neglect, and reduce mental health issues.

MST-CAN service users will be given an after hours phone number to contact in crisis situations.

For more information please contact:
P: 1800 324 924

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