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Friends with Dignity FriendSafe Program
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Devices in the Community

“Knowing I have a backup Safety Plan has taken away my fear and anxiety.”

“I wish all families in unsafe situations had access to these devices.”

If you feel like your safety is in immediate danger, don’t mess around.

Call 000 NOW!

Using Revolutionary Technology To Aid Domestic Violence Survivors

The FriendSafe Program is using the latest technology, providing monitored personal safety devices to those who feel unsafe and are in need of anther tool in their Safety Plan Toolkit

Complementing the Friends With Dignity Urgent Request program, the FriendSafe initiative will provide an extra level of security to help those who have fled a violent situation, as well as those who may still be at risk, by providing them with a Personal Safety Device.

A FriendSafe Personal Safety Device is accessed via:

  • Purchasing the device outright, or
  • Renting the device, or
  • Registered Agency sponsorship.

These devices are most suitable for individuals:

  • At immediate risk of abuse of violence,
  • Have fled their homes or currently homeless,
  • Awaiting availability in Refuge or housing,
  • Still living in their home with the perpetrator, or the perpetrator has been removed from the family home, or
  • Living in their new home, however they currently feel unsafe in their home, or unsafe to undertake everyday activities outside the home.

A Personal Safety Device looks and acts like any other smart watch, with the important additional feature: The ability to connect with emergency services any time of the day or night 365 days a year, with the push of a button, eliminating the need for a phone.

When triggered the device will alert anyone identified in the individuals Safety Plan which has been digitally imbedded into the device.

Utilising the latest technology, monitored personal Safety alarms for individuals and families are now even more discreet than ever.

How to Apply:

Please complete the Application form below if you are an Individual or Agency interested in accessing the FriendSafe Program.

With the battery life of 72 hours, daily charging is not necessary. The user need only charge the watch while having dinner, and it’s good to go for another three days.

Friends With Dignity will cover the cost of a device for 12 months under the Sponsorship option, including a 12 month 24/7 monitoring plan for those who are referred by a Registered Agency, Service or Organisation, with the device to be used in conjunction with their Safety Management Plan.

The Personal Safety Device is also available for Purchase from Friends With Dignity for those not associated with a referral service.

The FriendSafe program is an initiative established to ensure everyone is able to practice a basic need of feeling safe and access to an immediate response when feeling threatened or at risk.

This partnership is important as we believe that by collaborating and working with other services and businesses, we can have a bigger impact and utilise resources to assist people or families at risk.

The FriendSafe Program is 100% funded through Grants and generous Public Donations:

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Friends With Dignity is a national 100% self-funded, volunteer-driven charity with full DGR status, providing critical and practical programs to assist survivors of domestic and family violence including men, women and children, in collaboration with refuges and crisis centres across Australia.


For further information or to request an information session email friendsafe@friendswithdignity.org.au

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