Women's Domestic Violence Services
Hunter Valley

This Specialist Domestic Violence Program helps Women & Children suffering from domestic violence situations and provides a range of services to assist in removing them from those situations. The services offered include Staying Home Leaving Violence and Hunter Valley Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services.


Staying Home Leaving

Established in 2010, the SHLV program provides support to women who have experienced domestic violence.


HV Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy (HVWDVCAS)

Carrie's Place is responsible for delivering the Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Serivces across the Hunter.

Do you need to make a referral?

If you are in need of help or if you know someone who needs help, please make a referral to one of our programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Domestic violence occurs when a person who has a relationship of any kind, uses violent or intimidating behaviour to control or dominate another person in that relationship.

Domestic violence is an abuse of power. And it is a crime, punishable by law.

Domestic relationships where violence can be experienced include:

  • Intimate/personal relationships
  • Spousal relationships
  • Family, parent/adolescent/child (including adult children towards elderly parents), sibling relations
  • Carer relationships

If you are in serious danger you need to ring 000 immediately. 

1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) - There is a 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault. 

13 11 14 Lifeline - Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14, or text 0477 13 11 14 at night (6pm-midnight AEDT). Someone will help put you in contact with a crisis service in your state or territory. 

1800 551 800 Kids Help Line - Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia. 

Individuals can also access local support services and search the internet using Daisy, a free app developed by 1800RESPECT that protects user privacy.

Our Specialist Domestic Violence Services are specifically tailored for Women and Children. 

If you do not fit into this category and are suffering from Domestic Violence you can call Mensline Australia or 1800RESPECT for alternative support services.

Knowing what is right for you and your family can be hard. But, Carrie's Place is here to support you and help you through your journey.

We offer two main services of support for Domestic Violence victims, Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) and Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCAS). 

Our SHLV details are here and our WDVCAS details are here.

Staying Home Leaving Violence
Ph: (02) 4934 2585 - option 2
Email: intake@carriesplace.org.au

Hunter Valley Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (HVWDVCAS)
Ph: (02) 4936 2906
Email: intakedvp@carriesplace.org.au

What is Domestic Violence?

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If you feel unsafe call 000 immediately​