It is important that you seek out help if you are worried about yourself, a friend or another family member.
Help and support lines:
Child Protection (DHS Victoria)
- To report concerns that are life threatening call Victoria Police on 000.
- To report concerns about the immediate safety of a child within their family unit, call the Child Protection Crisis Line 13 12 78 (24 hours, 7 days a week, toll free within Victoria) Note: this is an emergency service for weekends and after hours only and will pass on cases to the relevant regions the following working day
- To contact a Child Protection office close to you call a local office.
- Victoria: 131 278.
- New South Wales: 132 111
- Queensland: 1800 177 135
- South Australia: 13 14 78
- Tasmania: 1300 737 639
- Western Australia: 1800 273 889
- ACT: 1300 556 729
- Northern Territory: 1800 700 250
Call 000 and speak to the police if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.
- Call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
24-hour, national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line.
- Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre: 1800 015 188 or (03) 9322 3555
- Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292
- Men's Referral Service: 1800 065 973
Berry Street Family Violence support services throughout Northern and Western regions of Victoria
- Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800, www.kidshelpline.com.au
Support and advice for parents, grandparents and carers
- Parentline Victoria – 13 22 89
Telephone counselling and referrals to services for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years.
- Parentline in other states
- Alannah and Madeline Foundation has information for parents, schools and children about bullying.
- The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner provides information about preventing and stopping cyberbullying.
Adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse
- Blue Knot Helpline – 1300 657 380 or email email@example.com