Crisis Support Lines

In case you need immediate help: If ever you are feeling hopeless, suicidal, or simply in need of speaking with someone, there are numerous free and anonymous hotlines with trained operators available.

Suicide Prevention / Depression Support

Substance Abuse / Alcoholism

  • Drug & Alcohol Helpline 1800 198 024
  • ADIS 1800 177 833
  • ADF 1300 858 584
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 1300 222 222
  • 3YARN:13 92 76 – 13YARN supports Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders when they are feeling worried or no good. No shame, no judgement, just a safe place to yarn.
  • Family Drug Support Australia:1300 368 186

Rape, Abuse & Domestic Violence

  • 1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732 or chat online – 1800RESPECT supports anyone living in Australia affected by domestic, family and sexual violence.
  • Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491. No to Violence operates the Men’s Referral Service, a national counselling information and referral service for men who use violence against women.
  • DV Connect: supports Queenslanders who use violence or experience abuse in their intimate partner, ex-partner, or familial relationships. If you want to change your use of violence or to find safety from abuse, please call DVConnect Mensline on 1800 600 636 or DVConnect Womensline on 1800 811 811.
  • BRISSC: Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre)

LGBTQIA+ support services

  • QLIFE Australia Helpline 1800 184 527
  • Diverse Voices A non-profit organisation with a focus on the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities through the operation of teleweb counselling services. 3pm–midnight, 7 days a week Phone: 1800 184 527
  • The Queensland AIDS Council A non-profit organisation that provides support services, information and counselling for sex and gender-diverse people in Queensland. Phone: (07) 3017 1777 Outside Brisbane: 1800 177 434
  • Open Doors Youth Service A drop-in centre and support service for young people who identify as sex, gender or sexuality diverse. As well as support services, they offer a range of peer support programs and social events – providing a safe space for young people in Queensland. Phone: (07) 3257 7660 Email:
  • QSpace QSpace is drop-in space for LGBTQIA+ young people. It’s run by the Expanded Horizons Program and provides an opportunity to socialise, skill share and explore the community. Specific programs as well as casual activities are offered. Phone: 0437 013 710 (Wednesday & Thursday) Email:

Pregnancy / Sexual Health

if you think you have a medical emergency, are in imminent danger or there is immediate risk to you or someone you care about, call 000 or go to your local hospital emergency department