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Reaching out for help and talking to someone can be difficult.

Family and domestic violence (FDV) is described as any behaviour that is violent, threatening, controlling or intended to make you or your family feel scared and unsafe. There are many signs of abuse, some of which can happen over an extended period of time. Abuse can be difficult to recognise and come in many forms including physical, sexual, verbal, emotional and financial.

Our Koolkuna FDV services aim to build awareness in the community, prevent FDV through education and advocacy and provide intensive support for women and their children to leave violent situations and rebuild their lives.

Koolkuna, an Aboriginal term meaning safe place, has been providing crisis accommodation and support services to individuals affected by and living with domestic violence in Perth since 1995. In 2022, Koolkuna merged with Indigo Junction. Our FDV services include:

  • Koolkuna Women’s Refuge
  • Koolkuna Domestic Violence and Advocacy Service
  • Koolkuna Coordinated Response Service
  • Kookuna Community Education Programs

Learn more about our FDV support and services below.

On average, the Koolkuna Women’s Refuge provides support and accommodation to 50 women and their children each year. The Koolkuna Coordinated Response Service follows up on over 3000 reported family violence incidents per year.


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