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The Assistance Beyond Crisis (ABC) loan program offers interest free loans for people who have experienced and left a domestic or family violence situation.

The loans provide immediate financial assistance where no other options are available, and can include finance for:

  • household goods/white goods

  • vehicle related costs

  • childcare/education costs

  • housing costs

  • medical/dental expenses, and

  • electrical/electronic items.


How to Apply:

Download a referral form or

Call the ABC worker on 02) 6257 1788 for more info or email us


Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • have experienced and left a domestic violence situation
  • live or work in the ACT or surrounding NSW region
  • have a moderate income (approximately $50k - $100k per annum)

How much can I borrow?

Up to a maximum of $5k can be borrowed (depending on income and repayment capacity) and a maximum loan term of 3 years applies.

What happens next?

If your application fits the eligibility criteria, you will be contacted by the NILS Administrator either by phone or mail to arrange a convenient appointment time.

Application Process

A referral form must be completed and submitted prior to making an appointment. These are available from Community Service Organisations who work with DV clients such as DVCS, EAP providers, allied health services or medical professionals. Referral forms can be downloaded from the website or you can call the ABC worker on (02) 6257 1788 for more information.


Lending capital to support the ABC loan program has been provided by a range of local businesses and individuals. (see below). For information on donating click on the link to Service One Alliance Bank.