Contacts and links

Legal advice

Legal Aid Youth Hotline for under 18s

Open from 9.00am to midnight weekdays, 24 hours on weekends and public holidays

Tel: 1800 101 810

https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/criminal-law/youth-hotline

Legal Aid NSW (head office)

8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday

Tel: (02) 9219 5000

https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/

LawAccess (referral point for legal services in NSW)

Free legal information and referrals

Tel: 1300 888 529

https://www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au/

The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre

9.00am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday (follow the prompts to speak to a solicitor after hours)

Tel: (02) 9322 4808

http://www.theshopfront.org/

Services for Victims of Crime

Police Assistance Line

Tel: 131 444

To report non-violent offences

https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/?a=6947

Victims Access Line
9am - 5pm Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays)

1800 633 063

https://www.victimsservices.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/vss/vs_aboutus/vs_aboutus.aspx

Domestic Violence line

Tel: 1800 656 463

Open 24 hours

https://www.dcj.nsw.gov.au/families-and-communities/domestic-and-family-violence

Rape Crisis Centre/Sexual Assault Hotline

Tel: 1800 424 017

Open 24 hours

https://www.rape-dvservices.org.au/

Child protection & adolescent services

Accommodation

Link2Home

Tel: 1800 152 152

Open 24 hours

https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/housing/help/ways/are-you-homeless

Alcohol and other drugs

Family Drug Support

Tel: 1300 368 186

Open 24 hours

https://www.fds.org.au/

Alcohol and Drug Information Service

1800 250 015

Open 24 hours

https://yourroom.health.nsw.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx

Mental health

Mental Health Line

Tel: 1800 011 511

Open 24 hours across NSW

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth/Pages/mental-health-line.aspx

Counselling and support

Kids Helpline

Tel: 1800 551 800

Open 24 hours

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Lifeline

Tel: 13 11 14

Open 24 hours

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