Women's Refuge is New Zealand’s most significant domestic violence organisation.

If you are living in fear in your relationship or in your family, or know someone who is, there are so many ways we can help you right now.

We warmly welcome all women of New Zealand and their children to our free advice, emergency accommodation and confidential advocacy services provided by women.

So when you’re ready, phone us any time of the day or night, and we can show you how to create a better, safer future. We are always here for you.

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How do I access this service?



No Fees Apply


24 Hours / 7 Days

Services Provided

Abuse and violence

  • Refuge


Cultural support

Education and training

Social work


Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, Dunedin - South Otago, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Contact Details

Crisisline: 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843

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Postal Address

PO Box 27078
Marion Square
Wellington 6141

This page was last updated at 10:53PM on June 17, 2021.