First you need to go to a safe place. Ask a lawyer to help you.
If you rent a house and it is not safe for you to go back, you may be able to end your lease early.
Free services can help you find a place to stay and end your lease.
First you need to go to a safe place.
Ask a lawyer to help you.
If you need somewhere safe to stay, there are women’s shelters (safe houses) in different places in the NT. You can find a list here. There are also safe houses in remote communities; You can find a list here.
Who Can Help? (Service Providers)
This booklet explains what a safety plan is and gives information to help you make one.
|Domestic Violence and Tenancy
This factsheet talks about domestic violence and renting.
|Northern Territory Law Handbook – Domestic and Family Violence
Northern Territory Law Handbook has a chapter on domestic and family violence.
|Domestic Violence Legal Service Brochure
Domestic Violence Legal Service Brochure.
A lawyer can help
This video explains what a domestic violence order (DVO) is, how it can help you, and how a lawyer can help you sort things out.
Glossary: What these words mean
|domestic and family violence|
When one person uses violence, threats, force or intimidation to try and control another person in a domestic relationship. Domestic violence includes:
Domestic violence can include damaging property, controlling money, or controlling where a person goes and who they see.
The written agreement about the property that you are renting that you make with your landlord or agent. It’s signed by both of you.
A lease is also called a tenancy agreement.
A place women and children can stay to be safe from domestic violence.
A victim is the person who an offender hurt when the offender broke the law.