Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program (Safe Places)

Family and domestic violence often disrupts housing security and is the leading cause of homelessness for women.

On 28 September 2020, the Australian Government announced funding for 40 projects under the $60 million Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program. Safe Places projects will provide new or expanded emergency accommodation for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence.

Safe Places is part of the Government’s $78 million funding package to provide safe places for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence. The Government announced the package in February 2019, which includes $60 million for the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation program and $18 million to continue the Keeping Women Safe in their Homes initiative.

The Safe Places package is one measure under the $340 million Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

1800RESPECT

If you are experiencing domestic or family violence, or sexual assault, you may wish to contact 1800RESPECT, the National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Service.

1800RESPECT is a free and confidential interactive online and telephone counselling, information, and referral service. It is available nationwide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (1800 737 732 or www.1800respect.org.au) and offers support and assistance to people who have experienced family violence.

More information about the Australian Government’s role in women’s safety.

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