helpful links

Support & Counselling Numbers

Child Abuse

Child Protection Helpline: 132 111 or 1800 212 936 to report child abuse and neglect 24 hrs Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463 or 1800 671 442 24 hours

General Support & Counselling

Mission Australia Helpline: 1300 886 999
CatholicCare Relationship Counselling: 02 9283 4899
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Relationships Australia: 02 9418 8800 or 1300 364 277
Salvo Care Line: 02 9331 6000
Salvo Crisis Line: 02 9331 2000 suicide prevention 24 hour
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

Pregnancy Issues

Marie Stopes International: 1800003707
Family Planning NSW Health: 1300658886

Parenting

Childcare Access Hotline: 1800 670 305
NSW Family Services: 02 9692 9999 a peak body that represents over 250 family services in NSW. They will help you find a service in your local area.
Karitane: 02 9794 1852 or 1800 677 96 24 hour parenting information and counselling
Parent Line: 1300 1300 52 Toll free, 24 hour telephone information, counselling and referral service for all NSW parents of children aged 0 – 18 years. Operates 7 days (including public holidays).
Tresillian: 02 9787 0855 or 1800 637 357 24 hour information and counselling for parents or carers of children under five years

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463 or 1800 671 442 24 hours
Domestic Violence Advocacy Service: 02 9637 3741 or 1800 810 784 or 1800 626 267
Rape Crisis Centre: 02 9819 6565 or 02 9181 4349 24 hours
Women's and Girls' Emergency Centre: 02 9360 5388
Victim’s Services: 1800 633 063
Another Closet: - services and Information on violence in gay and lesbian relationships

Young People & Rights

Aboriginal Children's Services: 02 9698 2222 24 hours
CREATE Foundation: 02 9267 0977 or 1800 655 105 for young people in care
Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
Legal Aid Helpline: 1800 101 810 for under 18s, 9am to midnight weekdays, 24 hours weekends
20/10 Association: 02 8585 6300 or 1800 652 010 gay and lesbian youth services, 24 hours
Youth Lifeline: 131 114
Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service NSW: 1800 184 527
Legal Aid Youth Hotline (under 18’s): 1800 101 810
Law Access NSW: 1300 888 529
Discrimination complaints info line: 130065419
Office Fair Trading: 133220

Financial Support

Centrelink - Family and parenting payments: 13 61 50
Child Support Agency Australia: 131 272 help for separated parents over financial support of their children
CreditLine: 1800 808 488 financial advice and referral, 9.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri
Multilingual information: 13 12 02

Drugs and Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous: 02 9799 1199
Family Drug Support: 02 9818 6166 or 1300 368 186
Narcotics Anonymous: 02 9212 3444
National Cannabis Information and Helpline: 1800304050
Family Drug Support Line: 131478
Alcohol and Drug Information Service: 1800422599

Homelessness

Youth Emergency Accommodation Line: 1800 424 830
Aboriginal Homeless People: 02 9799 8446
Homeless Persons Information Service: 02 9265 9081

Disaster Support

Disaster Welfare Services: 1800 018 444

Health/ Emergencies

GP After Hours Access 1300130147
Medicare 132011
Hepatitis C Helpline 1800803990
HIV/AIDS Information Line 1800451600
AIDS Council of NSW 1800063060
NSW Sexual Health Information 1800451624
Kidsafe: 02 9845 0890
Poisons Information: 13 11 26

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)