Purple Bench Project
Originating in Canada, the Purple Bench Project honours victims who have lost their lives to domestic and family violence (DFV). Along with serving as a lasting memory, purple benches added to parks and open spaces often feature a plaque that provides crisis contact numbers for those experiencing DFV.
The Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA - now known as the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing (CWSW) - introduced the Purple Bench Project to WA in 2018. An independent, representative peak body for women's specialist DVA, the CWSW focuses on community-based women’s health and sexual assault services in WA.
Since 2018, the number of purple benches installed by local authorities and Members of Parliament across the state has continued to grow including in the Town of Cambridge.
In an emergency, or if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call the police now on 000 (triple zero).
If it’s not an emergency and you need support, please contact one of the crisis lines listed below.
- Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline – 1800 007 339
- National Sexual Assault, Domestic & Family Violence Counselling Service – 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT)
- Crisis Care – 1800 199 008
Purple Benches in the Town of Cambridge
There are four purple benches in the Town of Cambridge at:
- Lake Monger
- Perry Lakes
- Harborne Park
- City Beach Foreshore