Escaping Violence Payment

What we offer

The Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) is available to anyone who is experiencing violence from their partners. This includes violent or threatening behaviour that is:

  • Physically, verbally or sexually abusive
  • Emotionally, spiritually or psychologically abusive
  • Economically abusive
  • Threatening, coercive, or seeks to control or dominate the other person.

The program includes a payment and other supports available to someone leaving a violent partner and is struggling with the finances to live their life in safety. Up to $5000 will be available, with up to $1500 in financial assistance and where needed goods and services such as removalists, bonds or basics for a new home and wrap around services including caseworkers support.

How to get assistance

Please visit to learn more about the program, the eligibility requirements, how to apply for assistance.

For urgent support

If you are in a situation of danger now, please call 000.

If you are experiencing family violence and need immediate support or advice, call either:

  • 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Women’s Safety Services SA DV Crisis Line on 1800 800 098 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)