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Accessing Support

The following services provide specialist counselling and others forms of support.

If your situation is urgent

If you or anyone you know is in immediate danger, or a crime is currently occurring, please call police on Triple Zero (000) or contact your local police station.

Report a criminal offence

For non-urgent matters, you can report a crime by contacting the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Support line for current and former Victorian racing industry participants

Victorian Racing Industry Support Line

An independent and confidential telephone service established by the Racing Integrity Commissioner to support all current and former Victorian racing industry participants.  The support line provides referral to confidential, trauma-informed counselling services for people who have experienced a serious incident in a workplace in the Victorian racing industry.  The service can also provide supported referrals to other specialist services.

Ph: 1300 896 049

Sexual assault, harassment and violence support services

1800 Respect

A confidential counselling, information and support service that operates 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for people who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment

Ph: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

Website: https://www.1800respect.org.au/

Sexual Assault Crisis Line

Crisis Line: 1800 806 292 (free call)

Email: ahcasa@thewomens.org.au

Website: www.sacl.com.au


Website: www.casa.org.au for a list of Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault

Mental health support services


24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention

Ph: 13 11 14

Website: https://www.lifeline.org.au/


Mental health support

Ph: 1300 224 636

Website: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/


Supports young people aged between 12 and 25 years of age

Ph: 1800 650890

Website: https://headspace.org.au/

Kids Helpline

Counselling service for those aged between 5 and 25 years of age

Ph: 1800 55 1800

Website: https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Suicide Call Back Service

Ph: 1300 659 467

Website: https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

Page last updated 18 Oct 2023