Support services

Not every question can be answered by a Growing Up in Australia team member. For life issues, crises and emergencies, here is a list of services that can help.

Ambulance, Police, Fire 000
Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26
Police Assistance Line (Non-emergencies).
For VIC, please contact your local police station)
13 14 44
Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Healthdirect Australia 1800 022 222
(through Kidshelpline)
Refer to website for state based phone numbers
ReachOut Australia
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78
Counselling Online
(Drug and alcohol counselling)
Refer to website for state-based phone numbers
Family Drug Support Australia 1300 368 186
Gamblers Anonymous – Australia Refer to website for state-based phone numbers
Gambling Help Online 1800 858 858
National Debt Hotline 1800 007 007
(National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling)
1800 737 732
13YARN   13 92 76
Transcend (Sex and Gender Diversity)  
(Counselling/Referral service for LGBTI)
1800 184 527
Office of the eSafety Commissioner
(Cyber safety education and bullying support)
1800 880 176
Bullying. No way!  
Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
Raising Children Network  
Headspace 1800 650 890
Local doctor  
Hospital (Accident and Emergency)  

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Download printable Growing Up in Australia emergency and support services cards.

Emergency and support services

For Parents: Emergency and Support Services card [PDF, 978.17 KB]

GUIA Youth Services

For Young People: Youth Services card [PDF, 345.0 KB]

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