If you, or someone you know is in a crisis situation or is feeling suicidal, and requires immediate assistance please contact:


000 – Emergency (112 on a mobile phone) for Police, Fire or Ambulance services

13 11 14Lifeline free crisis support and suicide prevention services.

1800 011 046 – Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) free veterans and veterans’ family counselling service.

1300 659 467 – Suicide Call Back Service free professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.

1800 551 800 – Kids Helpline free phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.


These support services are all available 24/7.

1800 737 732 – 1800RESPECT national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling service.

1300 224 636 – Beyond Blue chat with a trained mental health professional.

1800 688 009 – Child Abuse Prevention Service family support, abuse prevention and community education services.

1300 368 186Family Drug Support Australia supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs.

1800 022 222Health Direct Australia health advice and information for any health issue to help you make an informed decision about how to manage it.

132 011Medicare General Enquiries payments and services to help use health care services, lower cost prescriptions and free care as a public patient in a public hospital.

131 126National Poisons Information Hotline expert advice on poisoning prevention or management, drug information and the identification of toxic agents.

1800 882 436Pregnancy, Birth and Baby information, advice and counselling about all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and your baby’s first years.

1800 686 268Breastfeeding Helpline talk to a breastfeeding counsellor.

1300 308 307 – Red Nose Grief and Loss (24 Hour Bereavement Support Line) supports families who experience the death of their baby or young child during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood.

1300 222 777Autism Advisory and Support Service chat to someone who can offer service and guidance from a parent’s perspective.

1800 695 463The Line support for young people in relationships.



These 24/7 support services are for ADF members and their families:

1800 624 608 – Defence Family Helpline for ADF members and their families to access support services in your area.

1800 628 036Defence All Hours Support Line to help access ADF or civilian mental health services including psychology, medical, social work, and chaplain services

1800 IMSICK The service is intended for ADF members who become ill or injured after hours or are not in close proximity to a Defence health facility.



Some other numbers to call if you need help:

1300 789 978MensLine Australia counselling and resources for men in crisis.

1300 364 277Relationships Australia provide relationship support services for individuals, families and communities to achieve positive and respectful relationships.

1800 187 263SANE Help Centre provides information, guidance, and referral you need to manage mental health concerns.


To get more information, you can also visit:

At Ease mental health support for veterans, ADF personnel and their family members.

Defence Community Organisation information for partners of Defence members.

Defence Health Portal PTSD information and resources about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for veterans, ADF personnel and their family members.

Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health working with individuals, organisations and the community to understand, prevent, and recover from the potential adverse effects of trauma.

mindhealthconnect find mental health and wellbeing information, support and services from Australia’s leading health providers, together in one place.

Raising Children Network a resource for Australian parents, taking you from pregnancy to newborns to teenagers, about raising children and looking after yourself as a parent.

Reach Out online support for young people.