Safe at home

Home safety audits and upgrades for women experiencing domestic or family violence

Safe at Home provides free safety planning, home safety audits and upgrades for women experiencing (or at risk of experiencing) domestic or family violence. Our goal is to support women to remain safely in their home or a home of their choosing.

Who can access Safe at Home services

You can access Safe at Home services if you identify as female and are not living with the person putting your safety at risk, and your safety is at risk because you: 

  • are (or are at risk of) experiencing violence now 
  • have experienced domestic or family violence in the past. 


You can be renting, in public or community housing or own your home. Some elements of the service may be dependent on owners’ approval.

Services you can access

Safe at Home can provide and pay for safety audits and security upgrades to your home, whether it’s your current home or a new home you’re moving to.

These upgrades may include:

  • alarms
  • duress buttons
  • locks and screens
  • technology audits 
  • other security measures


You will work with a specialist worker to decide what will make you feel the safest in your home.

How Safe at Home works

A specialist worker will meet with you in person or over the phone. They will:

  • talk to you about your safety concerns
  • create a plan with you to increase your safety
  • assess your home, identify risks and organise upgrades to increase your safety.


Safe at Home can help you get approvals from your landlord, including community housing or SA Housing Authority.

If Safe at Home is not right for you, we can warmly refer you to other services.

How to access Safe at Home services

Your local domestic and family violence service provider can refer you to Safe at Home.

If you’re concerned about your safety and would like more information:

  • call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 800 098
  • contact your local service provider listed below.

Your safety is our priority

We understand that your safety is a top priority, which is why all trades and contractors are assessed and pre-approved as trusted workers.

Local service providers

Metropolitan locations

Metro Adelaide

Your local service

Domestic Violence Crisis Line

Ph1800 800 098

contact@womenssafetyservices.com.au 

Aboriginal Specific

Your local service

Nunga Mi:Minar

Ph 8367 6474

graces@nungamiminar.com.au

Country locations

Adelaide Hills

Your local service

Centacare Catholic Family Services

Ph 8228 8960

mmdvs@centacare.org.au 

Ceduna/ far East

Your local service

Centacare Catholic Country SA

Ph 8628 7600

cedunaadmin@cccsa.org.au 

Fleurieu Peninsula

Your local service

Junction

Ph1300 694 961

fdvs@junctionaustralia.org.au 

Kangaroo Island

Your local service

Junction

Ph 8553 2809

kidvs@junctionaustralia.org.au 

Limestone Coast

Your local service

Centacare Catholic Family Services

Ph 8303 6640

lcdvs@centacare.org.au

Mid nOrth

Your local service

Uniting Country SA

Ph 8633 8600

unitingcountry@ucsa.org.au 

Murray Mallee

Your local service

Centacare Catholic Family Services

Ph 8228 8960

mmdvs@centacare.org.au 

Port Augusta

Your local service

Uniting Country SA

Ph 7628 3100

unitingcountry@ucsa.org.au 

Port Lincoln

Your local service

Yarredi Services

Ph 8683 0311

enquiry@yarredi.org.au 

Riverland

Your local service

Centacare Catholic Family Services

Ph 8215 6380

rdvs@centacare.org.au 

Whyalla

Your local service

Centacare Catholic Family Services

Ph 8215 6370

whreferrals@centacare.org.au 

Yorke Peninsula

Your local service

Uniting Country SA

Ph 8633 8600

unitingcountry@ucsa.org.au