Emergency Assistance Australia


Emergency Contacts

Listings Service - Links & Contacts


I am here to help you - so I created this EMERGENCY contacts page for those times when I may not be contactable - so you can still get ready access to help in Australia QUICKLY!


(due to requests this list now contains Australian National resources links & now NZ & USA Links)

The listing is long and comprehensive as there there are a LOT of support services available in an emergency &/or crisis situations - because you do matter!

Please check to find the
services you may need in an emergency situation or when you may urgently need support &/or advise - I continue to add help/support service to this list regularly and there are a lot of services currently listed that may suit your situation!


Remember - many of us are wanting to help and support you, people like me who do care! 


This page is evidence that you can get support and that people do and will care about you!

I created
and update this list because I care about you, and people created these support services because they care too!


So please, Don't go it alone - there is help, support and care for you - the evidence and help lines are listed here for you to get the help you deserve!

It is OK to get help NOW so... You can get support to get through this.


You DO matter and  this crisis will pass...

When I am not available for any reason, please reach out for help by contacting the following services that best suit your circumstances - now... don't wait 


* 24 hours / 7 days - Aust Wide Support *:


* Lifeline *                                    13 11 14   

* Beyond Blue  *                         1300 224 636

Beyond Blue

coronavirus support service:       1800 512 348


* Sui cide Prevention &

Crisis Intervention *                   1300 363 622

* Emergency Services  *               000

Police Fire, Ambulance,

* Kids Helpline (Ages 5 to 25)  1800 55 1800

* Sui cide Callback Service *         1300 659 467

* National Se xual As sault,

Domestic Violence

Counselling Service

24-hour helpline  *                     1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732

* Family Violence Crisis

and Support Service *               1800 608 122

* Bravehearts – Se xual Assault

Support for Children *              1800 BRAVE 1

*Emergency Accommodation

helpline *,7x (24-hour )             1800 800 588

If you are at risk or unable to call right now, please immediately :

  • go to a hospital emergency department, &/or 

  • ask for help from a trusted friend, family member or mental health professional

If you are in immediate danger, call 000 for Police and Ambulance.


* Family & Domestic Vio lence & Se xual Assault *  


Call:   1800RESPECT              1800 737 732

The above service is a 24-hour national se xual assault, family and domestic viol ence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic vio lence and/or se xual assault.   Individuals can also access local support services and search the internet using Daisy, a free app developed by 1800RESPECT that protects user privacy.

* StandBy -Support After Sui cide*      1300 727 247

(24/7 Call)  The above service is an Aust Govt initiative

A postvention program dedicated to assisting people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide.

National Debt Helpline:             1800 007 007


eSafety Commissioner                https://www.esafety.gov.au/

Electronic Safety Commissioner (eSafety)  is a Govt Based Assistance for all experiencing:

Social Media Bullying, Online Shaming, Online Abuse, Cyberbullying , Cyber abuse, Image Based Abuse,  Illegal & restricted online content - Please know you can get HELP - Know You are NOT alone - and you CAN get help directly by this Government Body!
Electronic / Cyber / Social Media bullying can be stopped & you can seek and receive protection!


eSafety Commisioner (Quick Links) Advise, Help and contacts for Young People, Kids, Parents, Women, Seniors, Diverse Groups, Educators & Industry.

Gaming / Gambling / Scams  :   https://www.esafety.gov.au/key-issues/staying-safe/gaming

Grooming :                                   https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/big-issues/unwanted-contact

Sexual extortion :                         https://www.esafety.gov.au/key-issues/staying-safe/sexual-extortion

Sending nudes ;                           https://www.esafety.gov.au/research/young-people-sextingBest Practice Framework for Education ; https://www.esafety.gov.au/educators/best-practice-framework

Trusted eSafety Providers :         https://www.esafety.gov.au/educators/trusted-providers

Teacher Professional Learning : https://www.esafety.gov.au/educators/training-for-professionals/teachers-professional-learning-program

Online Safety Grants Program ;  https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-us/what-we-do/our-programs/online-safety-grants-program

Other Useful help sites:

Lifeline Crisis TEXT                   0477 13 11 14  

(6pm-midnight AEDT)


(Lifeline TEXT - see website for details)                                                 


Lifeline Crisis Chat                    https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat/

Available 7pm - 12am AEST)

(Lifeline CC see website for details)         


Elder Abuse Help Line            1800 353 374

The above service provides Free information and support services for people who experience or witness the abuse of an older person. Operating hours vary.

* Open Arms    (24-hour ) *           1800 011 046 

Veterans and Families Counselling         openarms.gov.au

Current Serving - Ex-Serving - Family


* Health Direct (Aus Gov)*          1800 022 222 

24 hour Health Advice                            https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-treatment-plan

We are a government-funded service,

providing quality, approved health information and advice

Find a health service (Directory):           https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/australian-health-services


Health Direct - BMI calculator                https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/bmi-calculator

(BMI = Body Mass Indicator)

Services Australia (Aus Gov)        


The above website is so you can get advise about access to Mental health care and about Medicare

*National Relay Service  (Assistance - Hearing Impaired)      

If you are deaf and/or find it hard hearing or speaking with people who use a phone, the National Relay Service (NRS) can help you.   Govt funded service - Providing quality, approved health information & services - Click for information:


Service to help hearing impaired communicate   Voice relay number: 1300 555 727

Relationships Australia:                       1300 364 277

If you are in immediate danger, call 000 for Police and Ambulance.


Economic Justice Australia (EJAustralia) -

For a fair Social Security System  

For all general and media inquiries   contact:  eo@ejaustralia.org.au or call 0448 007 201.

Website with resources:             https://www.ejaustralia.org.au/wp/

(States & Territories Directory)

Legal Help with Centrelink        https://www.ejaustralia.org.au/legal-help-centrelink/

SELF-HELP RESOURCES           https://www.ejaustralia.org.au/wp/self-help/


Help For Women

Women who seek help may wish to contact the following services for assistance:

Women's Crisis Line                   1800 811 811

CWES - Centre for Women's Economic Safety

(Resources - Directory Of Services)          https://www.economicsafety.org.au/

Financial Independence Hub     1300 050 150

The Financial Independence Hub offers a tailored financial coaching program by Good Shepherd to help people impacted by domestic and financial ab use establish a pathway to long-term financial recovery. Part of the Commonwealth Bank Next Chapter program. 

Good Shepherd No Interest Loans -    1300 031 001


(Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm) - Good Shepherd (Aust NZ) offers flexible, No Interest Loans of up to $2,000 for women who have been affected by family or domestic violence that are designed to help you be safe at home, move to safety, or rebuild your life up to 10 years after. The loans are government funded, with no fees, charges or interest to pay.   

Sister Works                  https://sisterworks.org.au/empowerment-hubs/

Sister Works Empowerment Hubs equip migrant and refugee women with essential skills required to enhance their economic self-sufficiency.

Arise Foundation    https://arisefoundation.org.au/

Arise Foundation focuses on the empowerment and financial freedom of survivors of economic abuse through non-interest loans, a support network, job placement, and wrap-around support services.


Help For Men

Men who seek help for anger, relationship or parenting issues, may wish to contact the following services for assistance:

* Mensline Australia *                   1300 789 978

The above service supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties. 24/7 telephone and online support an information service for Australian men

DVAA - Domestic Vio lence Awareness Australia *       https://www.dvaa.com.au/

Genderless DV resource site. 

Men's Referral Service           1300 766 491
This above is a service from  'No to Vio lence' offers assistance, information and counselling to help men who use family viol ence. 

Don’t Become That Man

helpline on                                 1300 243 413

Intersex, Trans & Other Sex &/or gender Diverse Groups (National) 

SGD - LGBTIQ - ( How would you like me to address you? )

At Transcend Australia, they provide a safe space for families to find support, information and friendship.


The Gender Centre INC
The Gender Centre is committed to developing and providing services and activities, which enhance the ability of transgender, gender diverse and gender exploring to make informed choices. New South Wales. We are an accommodation service and also act as an education, support, training and referral resource centre to other organisations and service providers.
The Gender Centre is committed to educating the public and service providers about the needs of gender diverse people children and families. We specifically aim to provide a high quality service, which acknowledges human rights and ensures respect and confidentiality.


Equality Australia
Equality Australia exists to improve the wellbeing and circumstances of LGBTIQ+ people in Australia and their families


Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW

Sydney (Based) New South Wales who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, questioning, queer, asexual and more (LGBTIQA+) people and others of diverse genders and sexualities, their families and communities.


ACON (Here for Health)

HO in Sydney (regional centres across NSW). Provide our services and programs locally, state-wide and nationally. Our primary funder is the NSW Government through the NSW Ministry of Health



ACON’s digital information and resource platform for all trans and gender diverse (TGD) people in NSW, our loved ones, allies and health providers.

This platform is an initiative from ACON, NSW’s leading health organisation specialising in community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders.


More resources for Urgent Help

* Black Dog Institute:   

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/sui cide-self-harm/

You can stay safe and get through this - 
Sometimes life can be really tough. It gives us challenges that are too hard to deal with on our own.  Remember, you need to stay safe and get some help to work through your problems. Many people who have had self harm and self ending thoughts (Sui cidal Ideation) are able to work through them and go on to lead fulfilling lives.


You can get support to get through this.

This crisis will pass


Feeling this way at hard times in our life happens to lots of us. It’s hard at the moment, but with help things can get better.  (*Blackdog Institute)

Lifeline  (Various contacts)           13 11 14

Call:      13 11 14                  (24x7/365)

Text:      0477 13 11 14        (6pm-midnight AEDT).

Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about sui cide can call someone who will help put you in contact with a crisis service in your state or territory. 

AskIzzy                             https://askizzy.org.au/

Aust Based - Find the help you need,   now & nearby - Search over 400,000 support services. (inc Housing, Food, 

everyday things, Help with finding services and support - the link  https://askizzy.org.au/ can help you search for all these things based on the location you advise!



Headspace:                        headspace.org.au

 - find a location                     headspace.org.au/headspace-centres

REACHOUT                            https://au.reachout.com/contact-us

Other Sydney/NSW  Based resources:

Salvo Care Line                    (02) 9331 6000

NSW SES                            132 500

*NSW Ra pe Crisis

Centre's counselling line  1800 424 017   (24/7)

Always call in a crisis or when you want to arrange a Welfare Check Australia WIDE Crisis Help Hotline - 24x7- 365 Days per week 

(Police/Fire/Ambulance)      CALL     000   

(Triple Zero)

Community Justice Centre   1800 990 777

Other Important Phone Numbers (AUST):


Poisons Information Line         131 126


Centrelink (families                 136 150

Centrelink (Older Australians)  132 300 

If you are in Immediate Danger?    CALL 000

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS Lines - Australia Wide by State:

ACT                                          1800 629 354

NT                                            1800 682 288

QLD                                         1300 642 255

SA                                            13 14 65

TAS                                          1800 332 388

VIC                                           1300 651 251

WA                                           1800 676 822
NSW                                        1800 011 511

Central Sydney (Crisis Team)    1800 636 825  (

Central Sydney  (Triage)          1800 011 511


Domestic & Family DV (Domestic Vio lence Crisis lines) 

(AKA - Intimate Partner Violence - IPV)-

Support /contact numbers for Australia States & Territory.

  • DV Line NSW:                         1800 65 64 63

  • Safe Steps Vic:                        1800 015 188

  • DV Helpline Qld: Call            1800 811 811

  • DV Helpline WA:                    1800 007 339

  • DV Crisis Line SA:                   1800 800 098

  • FVCSS Tas:                              1800 608 122

  • DV Crisis Service ACT:            (02) 6280 0900

  • DAIWS NT:                               (08) 8945 2284

  • NT                                             1800 737 732

    • Domestic vio lence helpline:

  • TAS                                           1800 608 122

Sydney/NSW  Based resources:

Salvo Care Line                  (02) 9331 6000

NSW SES                                 132 500

*NSW Ra pe Crisis

Centre's counselling line        1800 424 017   (24/7)


WIRE - Women's Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)

1300 134 130     https://www.wire.org.au/

is a Victoria-wide free generalist information, support and referral service run by women and non-binary people for women, non-binary and gender-diverse people. Mon - Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm.1300 134 130     https://www.wire.org.au/

South Australia

Zahra Foundation                https://www.zahrafoundation.org.au/

Zahra Foundation provides tailored programs and services that promote the economic empowerment of women in South Australia. Services include financial counselling


* Queensland (Health)         13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)


for health information, advice or referral services. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

FOODBANK (Australia)        https://www.foodbank.org.au/?state=au

Supports Australian Charities - not direct to public


Gambling Help Online (Australia):

* Support for anyone affected by Gambling     https://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/

Animal Welfare Related Resources:


For all animal emergencies and cruelty cases, please contact your local police station or:

AWL - Animal Welfare League (NSW)   (02) 8899 3333

Kemps Creek NSW

RSPCA  (Australia)                                   1300 278 3589


ARC - Animal Rescue Cooperative  https://www.facebook.com/groups/mkcfreecycle

Animal Rescue Cooperative. This is a joint project of many rescue groups around Australia and is a registered business name as part of the MKC Inc.  The ARC is a peak rescue support organisation working in partnership with all leading national orgs, thousands of independent carers and rescuers.  (Support / Donate / Volunteer - Seek help) 


Found a native animal in need of help?

WIRES  (NSW only)                              1300 094 737

NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service 

 Website for more details:                          http://www.wires.org.au/

International Organisations - helpful Resources & Information:

New Zealand:  

Police (Emergency)            Call:  111   in an emergency,

or phone 105 or visit your local Police station.

For NZ comprehensive list of services visit:


My Vision - (myvision.org)

The Link Between Mental Health and Your Vision

Medical researchers have found close links between eye health and mental health. People with vision impairments often develop mental health problems like anxiety and depression because of the stress of living with their condition. People with mental health problems are also more likely to develop vision issues later in life.  If you have vision problems, it is important to take care of your mental health as well. Seeking help from your doctor, a counselor or an advocacy organization can help you manage the impact of your condition and protect your mental well-being.


USA - Resources:

NIMH Information Resource Center (National Institute of Mental Health) USA

Get Immediate Help in a Crisis (USA ONLY)

(USA) The National Institute of Mental Health provides a list of hotlines you can call if you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate help.


Vision Aware Support Groups - ( & other resources -USA)



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