If you are at risk or injured right now, please call 000 imme­di­ate­ly. If you are unsafe and need shel­ter and pro­tec­tion, please call us on 08 8952 6075, or come to us at the shel­ter and we can help you.

Women’s Safe­ty Ser­vices of Cen­tral Aus­tralia is a safe place for you and your children.

Do you need help?

Crisis Accommodation

We provide support and immediate shelter for you and your children or grandchildren. Our Alice Springs shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Outreach Services

The Outreach Program for all women, and their children, who are experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence. If you need help or support, call us on (08) 8953 7648.

About Us

Vision & Mission

Our vision is for a Cen­tral Aus­tralia in which all women and chil­dren live with greater safe­ty, respect and dig­ni­ty, free from vio­lence, in their cho­sen com­mu­ni­ties. Our mis­sion is to pre­vent and respond to vio­lence in Cen­tral Aus­tralia by pro­vid­ing safe accom­mo­da­tion and sup­port ser­vices for women and chil­dren who have expe­ri­enced domes­tic or fam­i­ly violence.


Women’s Safe­ty Ser­vices of Cen­tral Aus­tralia was first estab­lished in 1975 as a small inde­pen­dent ser­vice called The Women’s Cen­tre’. It was set up by the local Women’s Elec­toral Lob­by (WEL) and its first home was in Bath Street.

Get Involved

The com­mu­ni­ty gets involved with WoSS­CA in a num­ber of ways, whether it’s work­ing for us, vol­un­teer­ing, or donat­ing mon­ey and good qual­i­ty items. Many organ­i­sa­tions also under­take our train­ing pro­grams.


There are things lots of peo­ple don’t under­stand about domes­tic, fam­i­ly and sex­u­al vio­lence. Our resources can help you and oth­ers learn about what vio­lence is, who it affects, and what you can do to keep your­self and oth­ers safe.