Escaping Violence Payment

Cairns-based trial

(Cairns Region including Atherton Tablelands, Cape York & Torres Strait Islands)

The Escaping Violence Payment offers support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) to have access to financial support and goods / services for their immediate needs to live safely.

Support includes:

  • Financial assistance up to $1,500 in cash or vouchers
  • Up to $3,500 in goods and services
    (Eg. removalists, bond, items for a new home)
  • Confidential support and referrals up to 12 weeks.

Am I eligible?

✔ You are over the age of 18, living in Australia.

✔ You are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a protected special category visa.

✔ You have changed your living arrangements within the last 12 weeks, or have a safe plan to leave, due to intimate partner violence.

✔ You are experiencing financial stress.

✔ You have not accessed an EVP in the past 12 months.


Intimate Partner

Intimate Partner Violence can be:

To start your enquiry:

Click on the enquiry link below and submit

There is no need for you to follow up on your enquiry, the RAATSICC EVP team will contact you in 3 working days to confirm your details and the information you submitted is correct.

If you have any questions please contact
the EVP team on 1300 605 092.

To start a support service application:

A support service application form has been developed to help with quicker access to EVP for individuals who are already working with a support service.

The worker submits this application (with client consent) and will be contacted by the EVP team to progress the application.


The Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) is not a crisis support service.

If you are in immedicate danger, call 000.

If you require family violence support, contact your local service or the numbers listed.

1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

LIFELINE 13 11 14

DV Connect 1800 811 811

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What we do and where we do it.

RAATSICC provide a variety of culturally informed services to children, young people, individuals, families and carers by information sharing and providing tools to promote self determination.

As a community controlled Not for Profit organisation RAATSICC is committed to delivering services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to make a genuine difference.

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