Useful phone numbers
Legal Advice
Legal Aid Hotline for under 18s 1800 101 810 Open from 9.00am to midnight weekdays, 24 hours on weekends and public holidays
Legal Aid NSW (head office)
(02) 9219 5000 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday
LawAccess (referral point for legal services in NSW) 1300 888 529 Free legal information and referrals
The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre

(02) 9322 4808

9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday
(follow the prompts to speak to a solicitor after hours).

Services for Victims of Crime
Police Assistance Line 131 444 To report non-violent offences
Victims Access Line
8688 5511 or
1800 633 063
Open 24 hours
Domestic Violence line 1800 656 463 Open 24 hours
Rape Crisis Centre/Sexual Assault Hotline

1800 424 017

Open 24 hours

Child protection and adolescent services
Child Protection helpline (Community Services) 132 111 Open 24 hours
Child protection Helpline for mandatory reporters 133 627 Open 24 hours

Accommodation
Youth Emergency Accommodation Line (02) 9318 1531 or
1800 424 830
Recorded message with information about vacancies in youth refuges
Homeless Persons Information Centre (02) 9265 9081 or
1800 234 566
Open 24 hours

Alcohol and Other Drugs
Family Drug Support 1300 368 186 Open 24 hours
Alcohol and Drug Information Service

(02) 9361 8000 or 1800 422 599

Open 24 hours

Mental Health

Mental Health Information Service

 

1300 794 991

 

9.00am-5.00pm Mon-Fri

 

Area Health Services (24 hour  contact lines):

Open 24 hours

Northern Sydney/Central Coast

1800 011 511

 

South Eastern Sydney

1300 300 180

 

Illawarra

1300 552 289

Sydney South West

1800 636 825

Sydney West

1800 650 749

 

Greater Southern (western)

1800 800 944

 

Greater Southern (eastern)

1800 677 114

 

Greater Western

1800 665 066

 

Hunter

1800 655 085

 

New England

1300 669 757

 

North Coast

1300 369 968

 

Counselling and support

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 Open 24 hours
Lifeline 13 11 14 Open 24 hours
Salvo Care Line (02) 8736 3292
Open 24 hours