Women’s refuges save lives - spread the word!

Women’s refuges save lives. We request that the Prime Minister act swiftly to agree to a long-term secure separate national funding program for women’s refuges to ensure women and children escaping family and domestic violence have a safe haven and access to specialist services to enable them to rebuild their lives.


For further information supporting our Women's Refuges and Housing Program campaign please view:

Are you experiencing domestic and family violence or sexual assault, or seeking to support someone who is?


The national domestic and family violence and sexual assault counselling helpline, information and support service. 1800RESPECT is available 24/7. You can call 1800 737 732 or use the online counselling service to contact a counsellor. For more information go to 1800RESPECT.org.au

If you are in immediate danger call 000.

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Anna McCormack
Anne Finnane
Mandy Sayer
Gai Kunstelj
Catherine Connolly
Kaitlyn Birkett
Anne Ackroyd
Sarah Burke
Michelle Taylor
Amanda Ellem-Sanders
Rebeccah Stevens
Mary O'Sullivan
jennifer stanford
Angela Richards
Alesha cable
Bev Stewart
Tyler Bartlett
Sandy Killick
Jessica blay eu
Mary Ann zhang
Genniveve Gentleman
Emily Clarke
Annie Chandler
Tracy cerff
Claudia Domrose
Gail Barnes
Lisa Clement
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  • Anna McCormack
    signed 2015-10-08 16:05:53 +1100
  • Anne Finnane
    signed 2015-10-08 16:04:34 +1100
  • Mandy Sayer
    signed 2015-10-08 16:04:31 +1100
  • Gai Kunstelj
    signed 2015-10-08 16:02:01 +1100
  • Catherine Connolly
    signed 2015-10-08 15:56:02 +1100
  • Kaitlyn Birkett
    signed 2015-10-08 15:47:40 +1100
  • Anne Ackroyd
    signed 2015-10-08 15:44:06 +1100
  • Sarah Burke
    signed 2015-10-08 15:41:31 +1100
  • Michelle Taylor
    signed 2015-10-08 14:51:32 +1100
    We stayed with Mum in women’s refuges at least twice in the 80’s. She was hiding from her abusive partner. Saved our lives. Always grateful we had somewhere to go.
  • Amanda Ellem-Sanders
    signed 2015-10-08 14:08:06 +1100
  • Rebeccah Stevens
    signed 2015-10-08 13:41:20 +1100
    This response is crucial in light of this country’s ongoing crisis re domestic violence. Current provisions are clearly failing women with deadly consequences. Immediate action and adequate funding is urgently needed to address this blight on our nation.
  • Mary O'Sullivan
    signed 2015-10-08 12:53:18 +1100
  • jennifer stanford
    signed 2015-10-08 12:24:51 +1100
  • Ang Hill
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-08 11:41:15 +1100
    Sign the petition: Women's Refuges and Housing Program
  • Angela Richards
    signed 2015-10-08 11:40:47 +1100
  • Alesha cable
    signed via 2015-10-08 11:26:45 +1100
    My mother in law has worked in this area for over 20+ years and recently lost her job as coordinator. I’ve seen first hand how important women & children’s refuges are!! I can’t believe the government could have let the closure and minimisation of places go ahead and now they want to come out with all these adds and whatever else if they hadn’t closed refuges there would be no need for all of this ..
  • Bev Stewart
    signed 2015-10-08 11:13:00 +1100
  • Tyler Bartlett
    signed via 2015-10-08 11:11:17 +1100
    Women need these.

    Staying at home getting beaten shouldn’t be forced on someone, they need somewhere to go.
  • Sandy Killick
    signed 2015-10-08 10:58:30 +1100
    This is a well thought out proposal. It will save State and Federal governments expenditure on emergency health, police and court costs that could have been prevented by having an effective system in place staffed by specialists.
  • Jessica blay eu
    signed 2015-10-08 10:50:44 +1100
  • Mary Ann zhang
    signed 2015-10-08 10:41:57 +1100
  • Genniveve Ireland
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-08 10:36:08 +1100
    Sign the petition: Women's Refuges and Housing Program
  • Genniveve Gentleman
    signed 2015-10-08 10:35:33 +1100
    This is needed, it’s not a want or a luxury, it is a necessity.
  • Emily Clarke
    signed 2015-10-08 10:33:28 +1100
  • Annie Chandler
    signed 2015-10-08 09:41:24 +1100
  • Tracy cerff
    signed 2015-10-08 09:26:20 +1100
    the sooner the better!!!
  • Claudia Domrose
    signed 2015-10-08 09:11:41 +1100
    I was pregnant with my second child when I left: but I could have never left my DV relationship without the professional help and incredible support from a woman’s refuge! Seeing it closing down and become a homeless shelter broke my heart, all my ongoing support was taken away, I was left alone to struggle through the world of intimidating court and ongoing abuse and harassment from the ex partner… Please help others who need the help too!!!
  • Gail Barnes
    signed 2015-10-08 09:05:28 +1100
    This needs to happen as a matter of urgency. Women and children escaping violence need a safe place to go!
  • Lisa Clement
    signed 2015-10-08 08:58:00 +1100
  • Trudee Ball
    signed 2015-10-08 08:54:23 +1100
    This should happen right now. Take the refuges out of NGO control and make the Government responsible for the action. This needs to happen quickly and not be talked about for 12 months with studies or whatever done.