Safety apps for mobile phones

  • Safety apps may help to increase your safety when using devices like mobile phones, iPads and tablets
  • They can be downloaded to your device
  • Each app has different information and services, some are linked to where you live
  • You don’t need to be experiencing violence or abuse to use a safety app.

What do safety apps do?

There are many apps for mobile phones that are made to keep people safer. Some have information on healthy relationships, others can link you to support services. There are also safety apps that you can use to send messages or call 000 if you are in danger. Because there are different laws and services in each state and territory, some apps have information just for that area. Apps like Daisy can be used wherever you are in Australia.

List of safety apps

Sunny is 1800RESPECT’s app for women with disability who have experienced violence and abuse. Sunny has been co-designed with women with disability to make sure it provides the very best support for the people who use it.

To find out more about Sunny you can visit our Sunny app page.

Download Sunny from the App Store for iOS

Download Sunny from Google Play for Android phones

Daisy is an app made by 1800RESPECT to connect women to support near them. Daisy can link to service phone numbers and websites, which you can access from within the app so they don’t show in browser history. There is also information on what to expect when contacting a service.

Download from iTunes or Google Play

Girls Gotta Know is a website for young women that has general legal information on legal and options in areas like relationships, housing and renting, and employment. It can be easily viewed on a smartphone as well as computer or tablet. This resource was developed by the Women’s Legal Service in Tasmania but has information for every state and territory.

Visit the Girls Gotta Know website.

The Help Me app was made by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. Its simple design means it can easily be used by kids but it can be used by anyone to increase their safety. The app has a warning alarm that can be sounded when a person is in danger and send a message to contacts in their safety network. It also has resources to educate kids and parents on how to keep safe.

Download from iTunes or Google Play

Positive Pathways is a safety and wellbeing app for women experiencing domestic and family violence. It looks like a wellness app with inspirational quotes, positive moments and a daily diary that is password protected. Its main purpose is for use in emergencies, with audio recording, automatic help messages and GPS location as well as a one-touch 000 call function.

Positive Pathways was made by the Zonta House Refugee Association.

For more information, visit Positive Pathways

Download from iTunes or Google Play

Penda is a financial empowerment app for women, with a domestic and family violence focus. Penda is a free, simple to use app with national safety, financial and legal information and referrals.

Visit the Penda website.

Download Penda from Apple or Google Play.

The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia's emergency services and their Government and industry partners. 

Visit the Emergency+ app website.

Download Emergency+ from the Apple,or Google Play.