External Contacts

Lifeline

Lifeline provides anyone experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone, and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services 24 hour a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: www.lifeline.org.au

The Sexual Assault Crisis Line Victoria

The Sexual Assault Crisis Line Victoria (SACL) is a state-wide, after-hours, confidential, telephone crisis counselling service for victims/survivors of both past and recent sexual assault.
Contact: www.sacl.com.au

SuicideLine

The counsellors of SuicideLine provide specialist telephone counselling and information to anyone affected by suicide. If you are thinking about suicide, worried about someone, or have lost someone to suicide, you can contact SuicideLine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across Victoria.
Contact: suicideline.org.au

beyondblue

The beyondblue info line provides information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatments, and referrals to relevant services. The beyondblue info line service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is provided by qualified mental health professionals.
Contact: www.beyondblue.org.au

MensLine

MensLine Australia is a national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors.
Contact: www.mensline.org.au

Safe Steps – Family Violence Response Centre

Safe steps Family Violence Response service provides at no cost a range of professional support services for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them. This service is staffed by women and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: www.safesteps.org.au

DirectLine

DirectLine provides 24-hour, 7-day counselling, information and referral. If you or someone you care about has an alcohol or drug problem, you can talk via phone or online to professional counsellors who are experienced in alcohol and other drug-related matters. DirectLine is free, anonymous, and confidential.
Contact: www.counsellingonline.org.au

Gambling Help Online

Gambling Help Online provides free counselling, information and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via online chat, email or phone, for anyone affected by a gambling concern.
Contact: www.gamblinghelponline.org.au

Emergency Accommodation

Student Housing provides support, information and referrals for students who are experiencing a housing crisis and are in need of short term accommodation.
Contact: services.unimelb.edu.au/housing/emergency-accommodation

eSafety Women

The eSafetyWomen resources aim to help women manage technology risks and abuse by giving women the tools they need to be confident when online.
Contact: www.esafety.gov.au/women

ScamWatch

Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information about how to recognise, avoid, and report scams, as well as where to get help if you have been affected by a scam.
Contact: www.scamwatch.gov.au/get-help

eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change. They provide online safety education and social media resources, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.
Contact: www.esafety.gov.au/complaints-and-reporting

ACORN

The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) is a national policing initiative of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. It is a national online system that allows the public to securely report instances of cybercrime. It will also provide advice to help people recognise and avoid common types of cybercrime.
Contact: www.acorn.gov.au/