Cunnamulla Police are reminding locals in Cunnamulla that there are numerous services available to offer help and assistance ahead of matters spiraling to domestic violence.
The Police appeal follows several domestic violence incidents within the community in recent weeks.
Senior Constable Anthony Bradbury says the best advice is for individuals to be aware of the many services available to help before things get out of control.
“I would like to remind the community that we have many services available if you feel things are getting out of hand, or you need some help.”
“If you, or someone you know is a victim or perpetrator of domestic or family violence, you don’t have to wait till you urgently need assistance. The police are always willing to speak with you and provide assistance or support whenever you need.”
Cunnamulla and its surrounding communities has access to the Far West Indigenous Family Violence Service.
“The team at the Family Violence Service is committed to supporting both the victims and perpetrators of family violence to help put an end to family violence in our community”.
Senior Constable Bradbury says with offices in Cunnamulla, St George and Charleville, their assistance is not far away:
• Cunnamulla office: 0427 900 319
• Charleville office: 0428 600 677
• St George office: 0428 600 676.
“If you see someone in immediate danger, or need assistance yourself, contact police on Triple Zero (000).”
Other Support services are available include:
• DVConnect (women’s line): 1800 811 811
• DVConnect (men’s line): 1800 600 636
• Sexual Assault Line: 1800 010 020
• Lifeline (counselling service): 13 11 14
• Relationship Australia: 1300 364 277
• Alcoholic Anonymous Helpline (10am to 10pm, seven days): 1300 222 222