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Counselling and support services

Counselling and Support for people engaging with the Royal Commission

Counselling and support will be available to people who are participating in Royal Commission hearings, meetings or roundtables as arranged. This includes support for witnesses before, during and after a hearing.

Additionally, please note that Services Australia has social worker and other supports in place for Services Australia customers and staff.

Crisis and support services, such as those listed below can be contacted for more general assistance.

Lifeline Australia

13 11 14

24-hour crisis support line

Crisis support line, text line and chat line.

Nightly text line 0477 131 114

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

24-hour counselling service for suicide prevention and mental health

Available via telephone, online and by video for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts.

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

Free, immediate, short-term counselling

Advice and referral via telephone, webchat or email 24/7.


1800 737 732

1800RESPECT is the national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service.

National Debt Helpline

1800 007 007

National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. Professional financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service.


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