Support services

Crisis support

For immediate help in a crisis, please contact one of the following services.

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

24-hour counselling service for suicide prevention and mental health. Available via telephone, online and by video for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts.

Visit the Suicide Call Back Service website.


Helps veterans and their families to discover and access support services

Visit the Servulink website.

Open Arms

1800 011 046

Free and confidential 24/7 national counselling service for Australian veterans and their families, provided through the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA). Defence Member and Family Helpline

Visit the Open Arms website.

Defence All-hours Support Line

1800 628 036

Visit the Defence All-hours Support Line website.

Lifeline Australia

13 11 14

24-hour crisis support line.  Crisis support line, text line and chat line 24 hours/7 days crisis support line.

Nightly text line 0477 131 114

Visit the Lifeline Australia website.

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

Free, immediate, short-term counselling. Advice and referral via telephone, webchat or email 24/7.

Visit the Beyond Blue website.

Triple zero (000)

Contact Triple zero (000) if you feel like you may hurt yourself or someone else.

Visit the Triple Zero website.

Contact your nearest Emergency Department

If you need immediate medical help or you feel like you may hurt yourself.