If you are concerned about the health or wellbeing of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information from support services.

If you require urgent or immediate help, please call Triple zero (000) or present to your local emergency department.
Support is available for anyone experiencing distress or trauma throughout the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. For support in sharing your story, accessing the National Legal Advice Service or information on the Legal Financial Assistance Scheme, click here

Additional Support services

  • Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467 – 24-hour counselling via telephone, online and video
  • Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14 – 24-hour crisis support line / Nightly text line – 0477 131 114
  • Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636 – Free, immediate, short-term counselling via phone, webchat or email
  • 1800RESPECT – 1800 737 732 – 24-hour counselling service for sexual assault, family and domestic violence
  • Men’s Referral Service – 1300 766 491 – For men concerned about their own use of violence or abuse information
  • 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 – 1800 624 608
  • Defence All-hours Support Line – 1800 628 036