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New Domestic Violence Unit For Central Coast

AG to launch this morning.

New Domestic Violence Unit For Central Coast

Better access to Accommodation, Mental Health and Financial Counselling services are on the way for the Coast's domestic violence survivors.

Attorney-General Christian Porter and Robertson MP Lucy Wicks head to Wyong this morning to announce a new Legal-Aid DV support unit for the region - which will actually be based at Gosford.

It's one of six new centres being rolled out across the country, in a $3.4 million dollar federal spend.

“This model of bringing together specialist legal and social support services is already working very well across Australia and that is why we are establishing even more units across Australia,” Mr Porter says.

“Twelve existing units across the country have already helped 4,000 clients providing more than 9,000 discrete services since they were first established by the Turnbull Government in early 2016."

There were 1673 domestic violence incidents on the Central Coast in the 12 months to last june, according to the Bureau of Crime Stats.

If you need help, call 1800 737 732.