GET HELP - if in immediate danger, call 000


Are you experiencing family violence?

If you are unsafe right now, call 000. 

Family violence can affect anyone, regardless of sex, age, race, sexuality, disability, gender and lifestyle. If you are experiencing violence, support is available.

National support services


1800RESPECT is a national telephone counselling and referral service for women and men: 1800 737 732 (24 hours)


MensLine provides 24/7 telephone and online support and information for men with family and relationship concerns across Australia: 1300 789 978 (24 hours)

Men’s Referral Service

The Men’s Referral Service – 1300 766 491 – is operated by No to Violence and takes calls from men and women who are looking for help to improve their wellbeing and safety, who want to improve the wellbeing and safety of their children, or who are looking for help for their partner or another male family member.

Kids Helpline 

24 hour seven day a week confidential phone, web, and email counselling for people aged 5-25: 1800 551 800 (24 hours)


QLife (3pm to midnight, every day) provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Phone: 1800 184 527 or webchat.


Parentline is a phone service that provides counselling support for parents and carers of young people who may be struggling with a range of parenting issues, including; parenting after separation, child/parent conflict, and disagreement about parenting strategies between acre givers. Parentline considers the best interests of children when exploring all issues: 1300 301 300

Elder abuse phone line

1800 ELDERHelp (1800 353 374) is a free call phone number that automatically redirects callers seeking information and advice on elder abuse with the existing phone line service in their jurisdiction.

Elder abuse phone lines are not crisis support services, and operating hours and services vary across jurisdictions.

Say It Out Loud

Say It Out Loud is an online resource for LGBTQA+ people who are experiencing family and intimate partner violence. 

State support services