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We provide safe and secure crisis accommodation to women with and without children, escaping family violence.


Women's Liberation Halfway House (WLHH) is a high security refuge which means we don't give out our address except to say we are in the Melbourne region. We look like an ordinary house in a ordinary street. WLHH provides short term accommodation and one of our specialised family violence workers will work with you to obtain longer term housing options. WLHH is built on a community living model, so you will be sharing the house with other women and their children. Your family will have an individual room and refrigerator but the kitchen and living areas are shared with other families.

For further information, advice and referral to WLHH please contact
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre ph 1800 015 188


Every woman and child has the right to live in a safe and secure environment. WLHH assists women and children at risk of family violence to deal with and overcome the affects of family violence.


Women's Liberation Halfway House History WLHH was established in 1974 by a collective of women who saw the need for a safe place for women and children wanting to leave situations of family violence. This establishment grew from the Melbourne Women's Liberation Movement and as a result the focus was very much on the empowerment of women and children from a societal and political context.

We provide:

  • Short term intensive support and crisis accommodation to women with and without children experiencing family violence

  • Medium term accommodation

  • Outreach support in the broader community

  • Collaboration with Safe Steps supporting women in motels


In 2018, Women's Liberation Halfway House assisted in the following ways:

Service delivery

We provided assistance and support to 304 women & 255 children

Transitional housing & outreach support

268 women & 119 children

High security refuge accommodation

36 women & 36 Children


Crisis motel outreach

234 women & 190 Children