Established in 1992, the Women’s Services Network (WESNET) is a national women’s peak advocacy body which works on behalf of women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic or family violence.
With almost 400 members across Australia, WESNET represents a range of organisations and individuals including women’s refuges, shelters, safe houses and information/ referral services.
The object of the Virtual WESNET project are to:
- significantly improve the communication between WESNET and its membership, thereby harnessing women's voices on Domestic and Family Violence issues across Australia
- enable WESNET to manage its own website contents and establish an online professional community of practice;
- Virtual WESNET, which provide a valuable source of support and opportunities for professional development for members of the Domestic and Family Violence workforce.
Global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women's organisations, plus domestic violence information, (over 80 languages covered).
Domestic Violence Clearing House
Domestic violence clearing house is a centralised information site regarding all types of information in regards to Domestic and Family violence. The site provides the following information
- Publication & Submissions
- Research & Resources
- Indegenous Resources
- Policy and Legislation
- Conference & Events
Northern Territory Shelters
NT Shelters: is the peak non-government housing advocacy body in the Northern Territory. NT Shelters advocates for appropriate and affordable housing for ALL. Territorians particularly disadvantaged groups and those on low income. Though our website we provide up-to-date information and links to a number of resources and NT Shelter's own position papers/submissions are also available from the Publications pages.
Northern Territory Council of Social Services (NTCOSS) is a peak body for the Social and Community sector the NT and an advocate for social justice on behalf of people and communities in the NT, who may be affected by poverty and disadvantage.
Women Legal Service
A reseource of all women's legal services Australia wide.
A peak body for homelessness organisations. Advocating for homeless people's rights and to prevent homelessness in Australia.
Australian Law Reform Commission
Inquiry into Family Violence and Family Law. Stay up-to-date with the developments. You may also input into submissions process by joining the monthly up-to-date bulletin.
Northern Territory Health and Families
The NT's stop Family Violence campaign and information about the new Mandatory Reporting legislation amendments of the Domestic and Family Violence Act.
The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women
Downloadable Plan on the Federal governments plan to reduce violence against women.
National Survey on Community Attitudes to Violence Against Women
Changing culture, changing attitudes, preventing violence against women.