The Economic Abuse Reference Group is an informal group of Australian community organisations that contribute expertise to government and industry responses to the financial impact of domestic and family violence. Our members include domestic and family violence services, community legal services and financial counselling services.

Initially established to consider recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence in Victoria, EARG has grown to a national network with input on issues such as banking and insurance. Our Victorian, New South Wales and West Australian state groups have input to local issues (for example energy, tenancy and fines). Over 50 organisations contribute to our work.

National EARG is supported by Ecstra Foundation and the NSW Government through the Community Legal Centres Program administered by Legal Aid NSW. 

An evaluation of EARG’s work was published in July 2023.  Read the Executive Summary

Not all organisations contribute on every issue – and other organisations may contribute from time to time. See EARG Terms of Reference.

Organisations which contribute to EARG’s work include:

  • Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
  • ACT Consumer Law Centre
  • Anglicare
  • Arise Foundation
  • Brisbane Domestic Violence Service
  • Care Financial Counselling
  • Casey North Community Information & Support Service
  • Centre for Women’s Economic Safety
  • Centre for Women’s Safety & Wellbeing (WA)
  • Consumer Action Law Centre
  • Consumer Credit Legal Service
  • Council of Single Mothers and their Children
  • Domestic Violence NSW
  • EACH
  • Economic Justice Australia
  • Federation of Community Legal Centres, Victoria
  • Financial Counselling Australia
  • Financial Counselling Victoria
  • Financial Counsellors Association of NSW
  • Financial Counsellors Association of WA
  • Financial Rights Legal Centre
  • Good Shepherd
  • Hobart Women’s Shelter
  • Hume Riverina Community Legal Service
  • Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network
  • Justice Connect
  • Law Right
  • Legal Aid NSW
  • Legal Aid QLD
  • Legal Aid Vic
  • Macarthur Legal Centre
  • Mallee Family Care
  • McAuley Community Services for Women
  • Mortgage Stress Victoria
  • No to Violence
  • Northern Community Legal Centre
  • Redfern Legal Centre
  • Safe and Equal
  • Small Business Debt Helpline
  • South East Community Links
  • South-East Monash Legal Service
  • Southern Community Justice Centre
  • Southside Justice
  • The Salvation Army Moneycare
  • Thriving Communities Partnership
  • Uniting
  • Uniting Country SA
  • Upper Murray Family Care
  • Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
  • Wesley Mission
  • WESNET
  • WEstjustice
  • WIRE
  • Women’s Legal Service Victoria
  • Women’s Legal Service New South Wales
  • Women’s Legal Service South Australia
  • Women’s Legal Service Tasmania
  • Women’s Legal Service Western Australia
  • Zahra Foundation