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Crisis and community support

For immediate help in a crisis, please contact one of the following services.

Triple Zero (000) - Police, Ambulance, Fire & Rescue

Contact Emergency Services on Triple Zero (000) in life threatening or emergency situations.

Contact your nearest Emergency Department

If you need medical assistance or urgent support.

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

24hr counselling service for suicide prevention and mental health.

Available via telephone, online and by video chat.

Open Arms

1800 011 046

24hr mental health support for Navy, Army & Air Force Personnel, Veterans and their families.

Free and confidential national counselling service for Australian veterans and their families, provided through the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).

Defence Member and Family Helpline

1800 624 608

24hr service providing a range of practical and emotional support programs for families facing emergency or crisis.

Defence All-hours Support Line

1800 628 036

24hr service for ADF members and their families with help to access ADF or civilian mental health services.

Lifeline Australia

13 11 14 or Text 0477 13 11 14

24hr crisis support service.

Available via telephone, online and text chat.

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

24hr counselling service

Available via telephone, webchat or email.


1800 737 732

24hr counselling service for sexual assault, family and domestic violence

Men's Referral Service

1300 766 491

24hr advice for men concerned about their own use of violence or abusive behaviour.


1300 78 99 78

24hr support for men with concerns about mental health, anger management, family violence, addiction, relationship stress and wellbeing.

Available via telephone, online and by video chat.


13 92 76

24hr national support line for First Nations people in crisis.