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Getting Help

It is important that you seek out help if you are worried about yourself, a friend or another family member.

 

Help and support lines:

 

Reporting abuse

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
 

Family Violence

Emergency

  • Call 000 and speak to the police if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.

Nationwide

  • Call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
    24-hour, national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line.

Victoria-wide

  • 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

 

For kids

 

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

 

Bullying

 

Adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse