Helplines and other resources


Mental health support 

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please visit your nearest hospital or call Emergency Services on 000. 

Lifeline 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention service to anyone experiencing a personal crisis – 13 11 14 

Beyondblue 24 hour phone and online service with trained mental health professionals –1300 224 636 

Children and youth support 

Kids Helpline 24 hour telephone and online counselling service for children and young people aged five to 25 years – 1800 551 800 

Headspace telephone and online service that supports young people aged 12–25 years and their families – 1800 650 890 

Elder abuse 

Elder Abuse Helpline for people experiencing elder abuse, or have a question about elder abuse – 1300 724 679 

Family and domestic violence 

Everyone has the right to live a life free of violence. 

Crisis care provides information and support to adults and children in crisis and referral to homeless refuges and women’s shelters – 9223 1111. 

1800 RESPECT 24 hour support to people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse. Anyone regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation can use this free, confidential telephone and online counselling service – 1800 737 732 

MensLine telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns – 1300 789 978 

For a comprehensive list of state and national family and domestic violence helplines visit the State Government’s Help and Advice webpage