Tripling the 
Number of 
Domestic Violence 
Crisis Beds

Tripling the
Number of
Domestic Violence
Crisis Beds

We are ensuring women and children fleeing domestic violence have somewhere safe to go.

What we'll do

A re-elected Marshall Liberal Government will triple the number of domestic violence crisis beds and expand the electronic monitoring program to track domestic violence offenders who breach their intervention orders.

We will invest another $4 million on top of the record $21 million already committed by the Marshall Liberal Government to combat domestic violence and support victim-survivors.

This will see crisis beds across the state more than triple – from 31 to 100 – ensuring women and children fleeing domestic violence situations have somewhere safe to go. These crisis beds are more suitable than traditional motel accommodation as they have enhanced security and provide a home-like environment with features like a kitchen and laundry.

To better protect victim-survivors, new resources will enable the electronic monitoring of more than 100 people who have been charged or convicted of a domestic and family violence (DFV) offence and who break intervention orders – refusing to leave their victims alone.

This saves lives by immediately notifying authorities when an order is breached and it also gives victim-survivors the confidence they need to live their life to the fullest without fear of a perpetrator intruding on their lives.

What it means for you

  • Better protection for our most vulnerable
  • Suitable emergency accommodation is more readily available if you need it
  • Giving vulnerable South Australians peace of mind at the very time they need it most

Policy snapshot

  • We will triple the number of domestic violence crisis beds and expand electronic monitoring of domestic violence offenders.
  • Our $4 million investment will increase the number of beds from 31 to 100 and enable us to keep victim-survivors safe by monitoring domestic violence offenders electronically.
  • This is on top of the record $21 million already committed by the Marshall Liberal Government to combat domestic violence and support victim-survivors.
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We are ensuring women and children fleeing domestic violence have somewhere safe to go.

We are ensuring women and children fleeing domestic violence have somewhere safe to go.