Resources for family and domestic violence support services
Case studies shared by tenant advocates from a community legal centre are availble on the Safe Tenancy WA page.
Factsheets and useful information
- Safe Tenancy WA poster
- Department of Communities - family and domestic violence support and advice and disaster and emergency support services
- Find a tenant advocate in WA
- Directory of WA’s community legal centres
- eSafety Commissioner - eSafety Women
- RSPCA WA Pets In Crisis Program
- Women at Risk Trust - Your Toolkit
The eSafety Commissioner offers training for frontline workers on technology-facilitated abuse.
Past training sessions video:
A list of support services is available from Department of Communities.
The Safe Tenancy WA video is available on Vimeo in the following translations:
Family Violence orders
National Domestic Violence Order Scheme - The National Domestic Violence Order Scheme aims to better protect victims and their families. Existing state and territory laws protecting victims and affected family members from domestic violence have not changed. Local police will enforce the conditions regardless of where the DVO was issued.
Restraining orders - applications for a Family Violence Restraining Order (FVRO) are made through the Magistrates Court. Legal Aid's Interim Family Violence Restraining Order guide provides comprehensive information about obtaining a FVRO.
Changes to the application process for restraining orders mean that victims of family and domestic violence can now apply online.
Family Violence Restraining Orders explained by Legal Aid WA
Media / Journalist resources
- Ministerial Media Release: Way forward for tenants facing family violence
- Reporting Family and Domestic Violence
- Rosie Batty supports WA tenancy law changes
- Tenancy law changes inspire Aboriginal artist - media release and video
- Commissioner's Blog: No place for family violence
- Radio interview with Senior Policy Officer
Full copies of the legislation are available from:
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