Where To Get Help

The following is a list of National services for those affected by domestic and family violence, sexual violence and all other forms of gender-based violence.


This is a 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Call: 1800 737 732

Visit: www.1800respect.org.au/

Lifeline Australia

The national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. 

Call: 13 11 14

Visit: www.lifeline.org.au/

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Call: 1800 55 1800

Visit: www.kidshelp.com.au/

Relationships Australia

Provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. 

Call: 1300 364 277

Visit: www.relationships.org.au/


A service for community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders

Visit: www.acon.org.au/

No To Violence

The Men’s Referral Service is the national counselling, information and referral service for men looking to change their behaviour.

Call: 1300 766 491

Visit: ntv.org.au/get-help/

Child Wise

Service to help prevent of child abuse and exploitation by building the capacity of organisations and businesses to ensure the safety of children and young people in their care.

Visit: www.childwise.org.au/

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

The Hotline works with callers to find appropriate ways of dealing with reports of abuse and neglect of people with disability. Anyone can contact the Hotline, including family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability.

Call: 1800 880 052

Visit: www.jobaccess.gov.au/complaints/hotline

Sikh Helpline Australia

The ‘Sikh Helpline Australia’ is an Australia-wide confidential support service where anyone can get help, advice, counselling and information on various personal and professional issues.

Call: 0401 401 040

Visit: sikhhelpline.com.au/about-us/

Blue Knot Foundation

Blue Knot provides information and support for anyone who is affected by complex trauma. Complex trauma is repeated, ongoing, and often extreme interpersonal trauma (between people) – violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation experienced as a child, young person and adult.

Call: 1300 657 380

Visit: blueknot.org.au/

Compass – Elder Abuse Hotline

Compass aims to create a national focus on elder abuse by raising awareness of this growing social issue, and simplify the process of connecting people to services and information tackling elder abuse.

Call: 1800 353 374

Visit: www.compass.info/about/


‍13YARN is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander crisis support line funded by the Australian Government with the support of Lifeline and developed in collaboration with Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia. It is run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Call:13 92 76

Visit: www.13yarn.org.au/

Women’s Legal Services Australia

Women’s Legal Services have contributed their expertise to advocate for women’s access to legal assistance to escape and recover from family violence.

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia 



Western Australia