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.

Who we help

We pro­vide sup­port ser­vices for all women in Cen­tral Aus­tralia who have expe­ri­enced – or are at risk of expe­ri­enc­ing – domes­tic, fam­i­ly or sex­u­al vio­lence.

Domes­tic vio­lence can be in the form of phys­i­cal, emo­tion­al, ver­bal, sex­u­al, social, spir­i­tu­al or finan­cial abuse. Nobody has the right to be vio­lent towards you. 

If you feel unsafe or at risk, you can come to us. There are staff avail­able to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We can sit with you if you need to talk about your safe­ty and options if you need imme­di­ate shel­ter and pro­tec­tion. There are ways we can help now and in the future. 


Our Alice Springs shel­ter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Along with imme­di­ate shel­ter, we pro­vide case man­age­ment, risk assess­ment and safe­ty plan­ning. We can also refer you to anoth­er ser­vice in town, for fur­ther sup­port if needed.

Out­reach Services

Our Out­reach Pro­gram con­sists of two teams – Urban Out­reach and Remote Out­reach. Both teams can give you sup­port to help you be safe at home, or wher­ev­er you are staying.

The urban teams sup­port all women in Alice Springs, while the remote teams vis­it Yuen­du­mu, Papun­ya, Anmat­jere (Ti Tree) and Ntaria (Her­manns­burg).

Oth­er places to find help and support

There are a lot of things that you might need help with when you are expe­ri­enc­ing domes­tic and fam­i­ly vio­lence. We can help you with most of them – from com­pli­cat­ed things like going to court, to oth­er things like get­ting phone credit.

If we can’t help you, we know who can! We can con­nect you with oth­er organ­i­sa­tions and help you keep track of what’s happening.

Some of the issues you might need help with could be:

  • accom­mo­da­tion and housing

  • coun­selling

  • Cen­tre­link and BasicsCard

  • dis­abil­i­ty support

  • drugs and alcohol

  • employ­ment

  • legal ser­vices

  • men­tal and phys­i­cal health care.

Some of the oth­er agen­cies we work with include:

Alice Springs Hospital

Aluku­ra Women’s Health Service


Catholic Care NT

Cen­tral Aus­tralian Abo­rig­i­nal Con­gress (CAAC)

Cen­tral Aus­tralian Abo­rig­i­nal Alco­hol Pro­grams Unit (CAA­PU)

Cen­tral Aus­tralian Abo­rig­i­nal Legal Aid Ser­vice (CAALAS)

Cen­tral Aus­tralia Fam­i­ly Law Unit (CAAFLU)

Cen­tral Aus­tralian Women’s Legal Ser­vice (CAWLS)


Drugs and Alco­hol Ser­vices Aus­tralia (DASA sober­ing up shelter)

Mon­ey Mob and playgroup

NPY Women’s Coun­cil (NPY)

Sex­u­al Assault Refer­ral Ser­vice (SARC)

Tan­gen­tyere Council

Ter­ri­to­ry Families

Ter­ri­to­ry Housing

Vic­tims of crime NT

Walt­ja Tju­tangku Palya­payi Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion (Walt­ja)