Get support

Strong, inclusive and compassionate communities need support both in the good times and the challenging times. There are many community support organisations and resources available online, at the end of a phone, or in your neighbourhoods that can help.

Counselling and support

Relationships Australia counselling and support services in your state and territory call 1300 364 277

1800 RESPECT – 24/7 domestic and family violence helpline, call 1800 737 732

beyondblue – for information and resources to support mental wellbeing

Black Dog Institute – for online resources and education on mood disorders, depression and bipolar disorder, call 02 9382 4350

Family Relationships Advice line  call 1800 050 321

GriefLine – an anonymous telephone counselling service for people suffering grief, call 1300 845 745

Headspace – support for young people, call headspace on 1800 650 890

Humankind – aims to support people living with chronic illness and their loved ones to achieve positive and respectful relationships

Lifeline –24/7 Crisis telephone counselling service, call 13 11 14 or online text chat

Mensline Australia – counselling service and resources for men in family crisis, call 1300 78 99 78

Suicide call back service – 24/7 professional telephone crisis support for people at risk of suicide, carers and the bereaved as well as online counselling, call 1300 659 467

RUOK?  Offers information and tools to help you connect with others

Young People

Kids helpline – support for kids, call 1800 55 1800 or webchat – provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times


QLIFE – 1800 184 527 – call for counselling and referral for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities as well as the people supporting them

Gambling and Financial

Gambling Help Online – call for counselling about gambling-related problems 24/7, share information and online resources 1800 858 858

Financial Counselling Australia – to find a counsellor close to you visit here or call 1800 007 007