This resource provides contact details and links to a number of helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people, and parents.

If you or someone you know is at imminent risk, call Emergency Services on 000.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, and you are unsure which service to contact, call Kids Help Line on or Lifeline on 13 11 14. Both are available from anywhere in Australia 24 hours a day (toll free) and provide generalist crisis counselling, information and referral services.

If you need to report an incident of child abuse or neglect refer to the Reporting Abuse and Neglect: State and Territory Departments Responsible for Protecting Children.

Parenting hotlines courtesy of Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) is an information exchange for practitioners, policy makers, service providers and researchers working with children, families and communities. CFCA is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services (link is external).