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Welcome to Women’s Refuge

New Zealand’s largest nation-wide organisation that supports and helps women and children experiencing family violence. Our vision is for all women and children in Aotearoa to live free from domestic and family violence.

Get Help

Help the victims of family violence by booking a room for someone you’ll never meet, in a place you’ll hopefully never visit.


What is Family Violence?

If your situation is urgent, call our free Crisisline on 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843 OR Phone 111.

Make a donation

Donations are one of the easiest and best ways that you can support Women’s Refuge, because they help us to plan for the future effectively and efficiently. 

Latest News

Media Release
December 2, 2019

Relentless, not Romantic Intimate Partner Stalking in Aotearoa

Media Release 14th October 2019 Today Women’s Refuge releases research, never previously undertaken in New Zealand, that examines stalking in the context of an intimate partner relationship or intimate partner…
Media Release
November 15, 2019

Media Release 5th November 2019

Media Release 15th November 2019 This year Women’s Refuge has partnered with The Warehouse to accept much-needed gifts for families affected by family violence over the holidays. The Warehouse’s ‘Be…
Media Release
March 8, 2017

Women’s Refuge research reveals the impact of family violence on employment

Media Release 8th March 2017 Women’s Refuge has today released the findings of a first of its kind study in New Zealand which examines the impact of economic abuse on…

Support Services

including a 24hr crisis-line, information and safe housing for women, young people and children experiencing abuse.

Wide range of education programmes

for communities and organisations.

Taking a strong advocacy role

by working to positively change policy and attitudes about domestic violence.

Conducting research

much of which is unprecedented in New Zealand.