Social Support Resources

You're not alone. Talk to your services provider for hardship support and consider assistance from a range of support services available in Australia.

Financial Counselling & Support

National Debt Helpline

Financial Counselling

Offer free & confidential advice from professional counsellors for those experiencing debt. ​

Call 1800 007 007​

Open 9.30am - 4.30pm

MoneySmart

Financial Counselling | Crisis Payments | Housing | Emergency Relief

Check out MoneySmart for different emergency relief services available, from food & bills, crisis payments, housing and emotional support. ​

Humaniti

Financial Budgeting

Simple, secure, and free budgeting app, helping people get more organised, plan a brighter financial future, and get financially rewarded. ​

Salvation Army

Financial Assistance

The Salvation Army is committed to helping people who are struggling to overcome their financial stress and find hope for the future. We believe that taking preventative action around money problems early can help avoid deeper poverty and flow-on issues, including homelessness.

Call 1300 371 288

Crisis & Mental Health Support

Headspace

Mental Health | Addiction Support

Provides 24-hour phone crisis service for mental health support, emotional assistance and suicide prevention​

Call 13 11 14 (available 24 hours)​
Lifeline's crisis support online chat

Lifeline

Suicide Prevention | Mental Health

Provides 24-hour phone crisis service for mental health support, emotional assistance and suicide prevention​

Call 13 11 14 (available 24 hours)​

Lifeline's crisis support online chat

Kids Helpline

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Provides 24-hour telephone service that is available for young people (aged 5 to 25) who need advice, counseling or just someone to talk to – no problem is too big or too small. You can talk to the counsellors about anything.

Call 1800 55 1800

MensLine Australia

Mental health | Addiction | Anger Management

Offers free & confidential, 24/7 free professional online counselling support covering mental health, anger management, addiction, relationships and more. ​

Call 1300 789 978

Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Prevention | Suicide Support

Is a national professional telephone and online counseling service for people at risk of suicide or who are affected by suicide.

Call 1300 659 46

QLife

Mental Health & Wellbeing

QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

Call 1800 184 527

1800RESPECT

Violence & Assault Support

Offer 24 hr support via phone and chat for people who have or are at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic and family violence ​

Call 1800 737 732 (available 24 hours)​

1800RESPECT has online chat available

Addiction & Gambling Support

Family Drug Support Australia

Drug addiction | Family support

Offers free 24/7 phone support to help those dealing with drug and alcohol use in their family. ​

Call 1300 368 186​

Available 24 hours

Gambling Help Online

Gambling Support

Offer a free 24/7 telephone, chat and SMS service for people affected by gambling. 

Call 1800 858 858 ​

Open 9.30am - 4.30pm

Other Support Resources

Ask Izzy

Housing | Food | Financial help | Family violence support | Counselling & more

Ask Izzy is a website that connects people in need with housing, a meal, money help, family violence support, counselling and much more. It is free and anonymous, with thousands of services listed across Australia.

MoneySmart

Emergency Relief | Housing | Emotional Support | Crisis Payments

Check out MoneySmart for different emergency relief services available, from food & bills, crisis payments, housing and emotional support. 

Find a Helpline

Mental Health | Addiction | Financial Help | Violence Support & more

Find a Helpline is a directory of different helplines offered in different countries. Search the type of service you are looking for and Find a Helpline will list out the available services.

MysticMag

Domestic Violence (International List)

International Domestic Violence Resource Guide (2023) has statistics on Domestic Violence around the world and includes support services for each country.

Thriving Communities

Domestic Violence (International List)

Thriving Communities Partnership (TCP) is a not for profit organisation that enables collaboration across multiple sectors including business, academia, government, NGO’s and those with lived experience.

TCP's goal is to see everybody have fair access to the modern essential services they need to thrive in contemporary Australia.