Women

Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway

Confidential advice for victims of domestic violence or those concerned about them
Tel: 1800 800 098 or 13 14 50 (if interpreter needed)

1800 RESPECT

National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service for people living in Australia. Professional 24/7 telephone and online, crisis and trauma counselling service to anyone whose life has been impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence.
Tel: 1800 737 732 

Rape and Sexual Assault Service

Advice and support for victims of rape and sexual assault
Tel: +61 8 8226 8787/8777 or (freecall) 1800 817 421 

Sexual Health Information

Tel: 1300 883 793

Women's Information Service

Tel: +61 8 8303 0590 or 1800 188 158

Women's Legal Service

Free and confidential legal service to women in South Australia
Tel: +61 8 8221 5553
Country Callers Tel: 1800 816 349
TTY Tel: 1800 670 864

African women's budgeting group

Provides group work on budgeting for African women who are humanitarian entrants and have lived in Australia for less than five years. Run by the African Women's Federation of SA

At: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale
Tel: +61 8 8161 3331
Email: me.lartey@bigpond.com

African women's cultural support        

Provides group work for cultural transition support for African women who are humanitarian entrants and have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the African Women's Federation of SA in metropolitan Adelaide.

Tel: +61 8 8161 3331
Email: me.lartey@bigpond.com

African women's health education group

For African women who are humanitarian entrants and have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the African Women's Federation of SA.

At: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale
Tel: +61 8 8161 3331
Email: me.lartey@bigpond.com

African women's life skills groups      

Provides group work on life skills. For African women who are humanitarian entrants and have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the African Women's Federation of SA in metropolitan Adelaide.

Tel: +61 8 8161 3331
Email: me.lartey@bigpond.com

African women's mental health group

For eligible African women humanitarian entrants. Run by the African Women's Federation of SA.

At: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale
Tel: +61 8 8161 3331
Email: me.lartey@bigpond.com

Catherine House

Provides housing support and case management. For homeless women over 21 years of age without children not on the HSS program in Adelaide.

Catherine House

Tel: +61 8 8232 2282
Email: reception@catherinehouse.org.au

Children's centres

Provide care, education, health, community development activities and family services for families and their young children. Each Children's Centre is tailored to meet the needs of the local community. For families and their young children aged from birth to eight years of age. Run by the Department for Education and Early Childhood Development.

Tel: +61 8 8226 1755
Email: childrenscentres@sa.gov.au

Family Relationships Counselling and Specialised Family Violence Services

Specialist services for new and emerging communities. Delivered by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.

At: Adelaide MRC, 59 King William Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8217 9505
Email: cynthia@amrc.com.au

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Organises craft groups for women, playgroup, support groups for men and women, marriage education, counselling and referral, and cricket teams. For people in the Outer North Eastern Suburbs. Run by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

At: 388 Montague Road, Para Vista
Tel: +61 8 8263 5087
Email: churchenquiries@paravista.org.au

International community group

English, sewing and computer classes, workshops and seminars on relevant issues. Support for new arrivals and not so new arrivals with information and referrals. 

International Community Group

Every Tuesday 10am-2pm
At: Modbury Uniting Church, 576 Montague Rd, Modbury
Tel: 0412 646 086 or 0419 869 219

Kilburn Community Centre

English classes, yoga, quilting, painting, card making, tax help, karate, music and dance programs, and other workshops and events. For those living in Kilburn, Blair Athol and surrounding areas. Run by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

At: 59 Gladstone Avenue, Kilburn
Tel: +61 8 8349 8363
Email: leigh.goodenough@portenf.sa.gov.au

New neighbours settlement support   

Lutheran Community Care New Neighbours Settlement Support (formerly Refugee Services and New Settler Services) offers a range of services to assist new arrivals confidently participate in the wider community as soon as possible after arrival.

Tel: +61 8 8269 9300

Migrant Women's Support Service

Provides services and support for non-English speaking migrant and refugee women and children who are experiencing domestic violence.

Migrant Women's Support Service

Tel: +61 8 8346 9417 
Email: admin@mwsas.com.au

Muslim women's program

Casework, information sessions, driver education workshops, parenting workshops, youth mentoring and sporting/recreation activities. For Muslim women who are humanitarian entrants and have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the Muslim Women's Association of SA.

Tel: +61 8 8212 0800

Muslim Women's Settlement Services

Casework, referrals, emergency relief, study circles and support groups and cross-cultural training for service providers, schools and community groups. For Muslim Women. Run by the Muslim Women's Association of SA.

Tel: +61 8 8212 0800

Parks Children's Centre for Early Childhood Development and Parenting

Provides services including pre-school, occasional care, social workers, community development, occupational and speech therapists. Groups include a school for women from non-English backgrounds, cooking groups, child–parent groups, multi-cultural playgroup and Vietnamese group. CaFHS nurse, physio and pediatrician hold clinics. Health, education and wellbeing information. 

Parks Children's Centre for Early Childhood Development and Parenting

At: 50 Trafford Street, Angle Park
Tel: +61 8  8243 5599 

Personal counselling

Sexual concerns, domestic and family violence, separation, HIV and Hepatitis, post adoption, problem gambling, family counselling, individual counselling and financial counseling. Run by Relationships Australia (SA).

At: 161 Frome Street, Adelaide, and available in Adelaide, Berri, Hindmarsh, Marion, Ridgehaven, Salisbury
Tel: +61 8 8223 4566 / 1300 364 277 / 1800 182 325
Email: mail@rasa.com.au

Sexual Health Advice

Free, confidential sexual health clinics and counselling. For all new arrivals. Run by SHine SA.

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (please phone for appointment)
At: GP Plus, 64C Woodville Road, Woodville, Tel: +61 8 8300 5300
At: 43 Peachey Road, Davoren Park, Tel: +61 8 8256 0700 
At: GP Plus, 1 Gilles Crescent, Hillcrest, Tel: +61 8 8300 5300
At: GP Plus, 10 Milham Street, Oaklands Park, Tel: +61 8 8186 8600

Tel: 1300 883 793
Email: sexualhealthhotline@health.sa.gov.au

Women's empowerment 

The Australian Migrant Resource Centre has a number of initiatives supporting the participation and leadership development of women from new and establishing communities. Initiatives include: African Women's Forum and Middle Eastern Women Forum; Northern Area Women's Multicultural Network, and; International Women's Day forum.

  • At: Adelaide MRC (AMRC), 59 King William Street, Adelaide
    Tel: +61 8 8217 9510 
    Email: admin@amrc.com.au

Women's Community Centre

Provides personal development and lifestyle programs; recreational, health and fitness activities; education and training programs; art and craft, literacy, language and numeracy programs; information and referral services; parenting programs; a legal service and volunteer program. For all women, children and youth in metropolitan and eastern Adelaide.

Women's Community Centre

At: 64 Nelson Street, Stepney
Tel: +61 8 8362 6571
Email: wccsa@senet.com.au

Women's health clinics

Weekly clinics for health screening and health education for women who are recent humanitarian entrants. Run by the Migrant Health Service, ring for information or appointments.

Women's Health Clinics

At: 21 Market St, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8237 3900 or 1800 635 566

Women's Health Service

Women's Health Service provides clinical and emotional health and wellbeing services as part of the Women's and Children's Health Network. Their services are provided by women for women in welcoming, safe and culturally respectful health centres across metropolitan Adelaide. 

Service locations:

  • 47 Dale Street, Port Adelaide –  phone 8444 0700
  • GP Plus Centre, 16 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth –  phone 7485 4000 and press 4
  • GP Plus Super Clinic (Building 2, Village Annex), Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga –  phone 8444 0700

Outreach services are provided at:

  • GP Plus Super Clinic, 1 Gilles Crescent, Hillcrest - phone 8444 0700

Working Women's Centre

Provides resources, information, support, training and advocacy for working women who are not members of a union.

Working Women's Centre SA

Tel: 1800 652 697 (toll free)