New laws have been introduced to allow victims of domestic violence to terminate residential tenancy agreements and to ensure that they are not financially penalised by the actions of an alleged abuser.
Depending on whether you want to stay or to leave the premises, you will need to make an application to the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. An information leaflet is available at Consumer and Business Services.
For further details of the options available see Intervention orders and tenancy issues in the Housing chapter.
In an emergency: 000
For police attendance: 131 444
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1800 800 098
1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732.
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