EXIT Australia was foudned as a non-profit organisation in 2015 and merged into OHPI in 2023.

Purpose

Founded in 2015 and an independent not-for-profit, in 2023, Exit Australia and New Zealand merged with OHPI to further enhance the ability to ensure community safety and to combat hateful ideologies online.

EXIT has prevented more attacks than years involved across Australia. Clients are located around Australia and overseas, inside maximum security prisons, in war zones and in other difficult situations. Regardless of where they are located, EXIT has been able to help them disengage from the use of violence.

EXIT’s purpose is striving to assist those individuals who have noticed their increase in violence and are now seeking a safe exit away from this. EXIT also works with other organisations to support those wanting to leave groups that are of high demand or using coercive control against their members.

As a Project of OHPI, EXIT is oversees by the OHPI Board, but also maintains its own group of expert advisers with lived experience from high demand groups. Those working on the EXIT project are all from professional backgrounds which include formers, psychologists, academics, veterans, occupational therapists and connected not-for-profits.