Welcome to Shakti


Shakti Australia Limited is a not- for-profit organisation serving migrant and refugee women of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origins. Shakti (meaning strength) works towards having a world where women and children are empowered to live a life of dignity, free from fear and violence and are able to exercise their rights, choices and responsibilities.

We endeavour to facilitate and ensure safety and overall well-being of all women, young women and children through strategic intervention measures aimed at eliminating all forms of oppression and gender-based violence.

Led by migrant and refuge women from Asia, Africa and Middle East, Shakti is dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights of both women and children and advocating social change within families and communities.

Shakti Australia has its origins in UK through Shakti Aid and subsequently in New Zealand where it has been providing multifarious services for 25 years. In New Zealand Shakti runs a 24-hours national crisis line in NZ and has 5 culturally specialist safe-houses in various regions.

In Australia, we have offices and services in Victoria operated by Shakti Ethnic Women’s Support Group Inc. (Melbourne) and in NSW operated by Shakti Ethnic Women’s Support Group Inc. (NSW). They are both member organisations of Shakti Australia Ltd.


Shakti provides culturally specialist, confidential support services to women and their children of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origins.

You can reach us from to 4pm on 0414 442 584 and 1800 SHAKTI (Shakti Melbourne) and on 04 04174285 (Shakti Sydney).  Our Women Advocates will provide you with information and options that will help you make a decision and develop actions plans that will keep you and your children safe.

If your life is in immediate danger, please call 000.


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