Australia Mental Health Helplines


If you or someone you know is struggling, don’t be afraid to ask for help, also if you’re showing signs and/or symptoms of anything out of the ordinary, seek professional help from a medical team as soon as possible.


Here is a comprehensive list of suicide hotlines, crisis lines, and helplines from all around the world. In times of need, reach for the phone. You have nothing to lose. Every drop of kindness, care, and understanding makes a difference.


Note: All helplines, crisis lines, and suicide hotlines play an essential role in allowing people to communicate in their way and at their time. People feel a sense of control and are free to discuss matters far too risky to share face-to-face. In general, helplines, crisis lines, and suicide hotlines have three things in common:

1) They are often available to call 24 hours a day, seven days a week
2) They don’t cost you anything
3) They are confidential


Calling a helpline, crisis line, and or suicide hotline is a great way to be heard and get sound advice on how to approach your problems. When help is needed, this is an excellent place to start. Below is an extensive list of helplines, crisis lines, and suicide hotlines from all around the world. Please choose your country and call the appropriate number. Please also let me know if I have missed any services around the world as you also could be saving someone’s life.


1800RESPECT provides 24-hour confidential information, counselling, and support service in Australia for people who are victims of sexual assault, domestic or family violence, and abuse. Tel: 1800 737 732


Beyond Blue Helpline

Beyond Blue provides nationwide information and support regarding anxiety, depression, and suicide. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tel: 1300 22 4636


Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service provides 24/7 emotional support for those who are affected by COVID-19. Tel: 1800 512 348


Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service

Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service provide short-term trauma phone counselling, support, information, referrals for childhood trauma survivors, their personal and professional supporters (Mon-Sun 9 am-5 pm AEST) as well as redress application support to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Tel: 1300 657 380


Butterfly National Helpline

Butterfly National Helpline offers free and confidential support for anyone in Australia who is concerned about eating disorders or body image issues, whether you need support for yourself or someone you care about. Tel: 1800 33 4673


Family Drug Support

Family Drug Support provides a toll-free, 24-hour national telephone support line, as well as support groups, education programs, counselling, and bereavement services for families. Tel: 1300 368 186


Griefline Services

Griefline provides space to be heard, without judgement or labels, and offers you hope and healing after loss. Tel: 1300 845 745


Listening Ear

Listening Ear provides a safe space to talk through your issues. If you are stressed, lonely, or simply need someone to talk to, our volunteers are here to listen. Available 7 days a week 9 am to 9 pm. Tel: 02 9477 6777


National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline provides information on alcohol and drug abuse, local treatment options, and support. Tel: 1800 250 015


Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling offers 24 hour crisis support for Navy, Army and Air Force personnel, veterans & their families.

Tel: 1800-011 046


Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) Emergency Line

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is a free service located in Perth providing crisis services to people who have experienced a recent sexual assault (rape) and counselling for sexual assault/abuse experienced recently or in the past. Services are available for people of all sexualities and gender identities aged 13 years and above. Tel: 1800 199 888


SuicideLine Victoria

SuicideLine Victoria provides 24/7 professional support to people at risk of suicide, people concerned about someone else’s risk of suicide, people bereaved by suicide, and anyone experiencing mental health issues. Tel: 1300 651 251


Wellways Helpline

Wellways Helpline provides mental health support to individuals, families, friends, and carers as well as professionals and the community. The helpline is available Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 9 pm, except on public holidays. Tel: 1300 111 500


Carers Australia

Carers Australia offers short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory. Tel: 1800 242 636


Counselling Online

Counselling Online provides 24/7 free and confidential service support to people across Australia affected by alcohol or other drug use. Phone:  Australian Capital Territory– (02) 6207 9977

New South Wales– 1800 422 599 (Regional), (02) 9361 8000 (Metropolitan)

Northern Territory- 1800 131 350

Queensland– 1800 177 833 (Regional), (07) 3837 5989 (Metropolitan)

South Australia 1300 131 340

Tasmania- 1800 811 994

Victoria- 1800 888 236(DirectLine)

Western Australia- 1800 198 024(Regional), (08) 9442 5000(Metropolitan)


Gambler’s Help Hotline

Gambler’s Help hotline is a 24/7 free and confidential hotline for those experiencing a gambling problem. Tel: 1800 858 858


Gambling Help Online

Gambling Help Online offers 24/7 free, confidential service to provide online support and referral for anyone affected by gambling.




Headspace offers free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.Tel: 1800 650 890


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.Tel: 1800 55 1800


Lifeline Australia

Lifeline Australia provides 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services for all Australians experiencing a personal crisis.Tel: 13 11 14


Lifelink Samaritans Tasmania Inc

Lifelink Samaritans Tasmania offers 24-hour empathic, confidential and non-judgmental listening service by phone state-wide.Tel: (03) 6331 3355


MensLine Australia

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online support, information, and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.Tel: 1300 78 99 78

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline provides a 24/7 free and confidential hotline for anyone affected by alcohol or other drugs. Support includes counselling, advice, and referral to local services.Tel: 1800 250 015


Suicidal Call Back Service

Suicidal Call Back Service offers 24-hour service to people in Australia who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal, or bereaved by suicide.Tel: 1300 659 467


The Samaritans Inc

The Samaritans Inc provides 24-hour telephone support to the suicidal and despairing in Western Australia.Tel: 1800198313 (Subiaco)

Tel: 08 98 422776 (Albany)





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