24-hour helplines

NEED HELP NOW? If someone is injured or at immediate risk of hurting themselves or someone else, call 000 immediately.

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Call 13 11 14 or go to lifeline.org.au for 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Suicide Call Back Service

Call 1300 659 467 or go to suicidecallbackservice.org.au for 24-hour counselling if you or someone you know is affected by suicide.

Mental Health Line

Call 1800 011 511 or click here for 24-hour professional help, advice, and local referrals if you or someone you know is experiencing psychological distress.

Beyond Blue

Call 1300 224 636 or click here for 24-hour support regarding depression and anxiety, as well as other mental health concerns.

Brother to Brother 

Call 1800 435 799 for 24-hour support from Aboriginal men, including Elders, who provide a culturally safe service.

Child Protection Helpline

Call 132 111 or click here for information about child protection and reporting a child at risk.

Kids Helpline

Call 1800 55 1800 or go to kidshelpline.com.au for private and confidential 24-hour counselling for young people aged 5–25.


Call 1300 789 978 or go to mensline.org.au for a 24-hour counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns.

NSW Rape Crisis Line

Call 1800 424 017 or go to rape-dvservices.org.au for 24-hour counselling if you've experienced, or are at risk of sexual assault.

1800 Respect

Call 1800 737 732 or go to 1800respect.org.au for 24-hour counselling and support for those impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, and abuse.

Open Arms: Veterans and Family Counselling

Call 1800 011 046 or go openarms.gov.au for 24-hour support for war veterans and their families.

SANE Australia online forums

Go to saneforums.org for 24-hour access to online forums and peer support regarding life's difficulties. 


Need an interpreter? Call Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National on 131 450 or visit tisnational.gov.au.