Domestic violence

This page provides links to where to get help if you’re living in fear in your relationship or in your family.

Domestic Violence Helpline

A free helpline. You can access information and referrals to Women’s Refuge, legal, medical, counselling and other services.

Phone: 0508 744 633
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am-11pm.
                                          Saturday and Sunday 9am-11pm.

Women's Refuge

New Zealand’s most significant domestic violence organisation.If you’re living in fear in your relationship or in your family, or know someone who is, there are many ways they can help you right now.

Visit Women’s Refuge.


shine* is a national organisation offering a free helpline, training and consultancy throughout New Zealand. It is now the largest single family violence prevention service in New Zealand, and focuses on keeping people safe in their own home.

Visit shine*.

Family Court of New Zealand

Information about domestic violence including how to apply for a protection order.

Visit the Family Court of New Zealand

Family Violence - It's Not OK

University website to support those who have experienced, or want to support someone who has experienced, family or relationship violence.

Visit Family Violence - It’s Not OK