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More information and accessing support

The Government acknowledges that discussions about gender inequality, discrimination, and gender-based violence can be distressing for many people. If you would like to speak to someone for support, national counselling and referral services are available.

  • 1800RESPECT – Confidential information, counselling and support service for people impacted by domestic, family and sexual violence. 1800 737 732
  • Lifeline – Counselling services for anyone at any time. 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue – Information and referral for depression and anxiety. 1300 224 636
  • MensLine Australia – Telephone and online support, information and referral service to help men with relationship and other problems. 1300 789 978
  • QLife – A free phone and web chat service that provides anonymous LGBTIQA+ support services on a range of issues including sexuality, gender, identity, bodies, feelings, and relationships. 1800 184 527
  • 13YARN – National support line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in crisis. 13 92 76
  • Arafmi – Support for family, friends and carers of people with mental illness. 1300 554 660
  • My Blue Sky – Free legal and migration support to people experiencing forced marriage and other forms of modern slavery in Australia. 02 9514 8115
  • Carer Gateway – Free services and support for carers, including counselling, peer support, coaching, help around the home and respite. 1800 422 737
  • eSafety Commissioner – Complaints-based reporting scheme for cyberbullying of children, serious adult cyber abuse, image-based abuse and illegal and restricted content.