Services - Queensland

These links are a good start, if you are after further information. Some of these services will refer you to other services and websites – be sure to persist until you find what you are after.

IN AN EMERGENCY, PHONE POLICE: 000

Child Protection Crisis Care, Department of Child Safety

Ph. freecall: 1800-811-810 or the after hours service centre ph. freecall 1800 177 135 or (07) 3235 9999. Website: http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/child-safety-services

For more general information, as a starting point you could try:

Kids Helpline

Phone: 1800 55 1800
Website: http://www.kidshelpline.com.au
If you need someone to talk to, you can call the Kids Helpline. You can call the Kids Helpline for free any time, any day to talk about any problems or issues you have. The Kids Helpline is confidential which means that anything you talk about will be kept private. (Kids Helpline).

Qld Youth Services

Qld Government Youth Initiatives Website

Website: http://www.communityservices.qld.gov.au/youth

Qld Youth Services Townsville

Support services for 12-25 year-olds in the Townsville region.
Website: http://www.qldyouthservices.org.au

Alcohol and Drug Issues

Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service

Phone: (07) 3163 8400
Email: admin@yac.net.au
Website: http://www.yac.net.au
[YAC] offers free confidential legal and welfare assistance to young people.

Legal Aid Queensland

Phone: 1300 65 11 88
Email: feedback@legalaid.qld.gov.au
Website: www.legalaid.qld.gov.au

Men

DV Connect Mensline

Phone: (07) 3008 8294 (administration) - 1800 600 636 (9am-midnight)
Email: mail@dvconnect.org
Website: http://www.dvconnect.org

Domestic Violence Prevention Centre – Gold Coast

Website: http://www.domesticviolence.com.au/DomesticViolencePreventionCentreProfile.htm
Counselling: (07) 5532 9000
Administration: (07) 5591 4222
The organisation provides crisis intervention, counselling for women and children, groups for women and children, court assistance, men's programs, community education and training, and community awareness activities.

White Ribbon

Website: http://www.whiteribbonday.org.au
The White Ribbon Foundation of Australia aims to eliminate violence against women by promoting culture-change around the issue. The major strategies to achieve this are a national media campaign as well as education & male leadership programs aimed at men and boys around Australia. (WRD).

XY Online

Website: http://www.xyonline.net
XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change. (XY).

Women

Crisis Support Services and Information

DV Connect

Crisis counselling and refuge support
Phone: (07) 3008 8294 (administration) - 1800 811 811 (24 hrs)
Email: mail@dvconnect.org
Website: http://www.dvconnect.org

Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Crisis Centre

Phone: (07) 3391 0004 country callers Ph. 1800 242526
Email: admin@brissc.org.au
Website: http://www.brissc.org.au

Brisbane Domestic Violence Resource Centre

Phone: (07) 3217 2544
Email: admin@dvrc.org.au
Website: http://www.dvrc.org.au

Brisbane Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (BDVAS) (part of Brisbane DVRC)

Phone: (07) 3217 2544
Website: http://www.dvrc.org.au/advocacy-service.html

Domestic Violence Prevention Centre – Gold Coast

Website: http://www.domesticviolence.com.au/DomesticViolencePreventionCentreProfile.htm
Counselling: (07) 5532 9000
Administration: (07) 5591 4222
The organisation provides crisis intervention, counselling for women and children, groups for women and children, court assistance, men's programs, community education and training, and community awareness activities.

Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline

Phone: 1800-010 120 (24 hrs)
Website: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/sexualassault/

Zig Zag Young Women's Resource

Brisbane, Mon-Fri 9-5.
Phone: (07) 3843-1823
Website: http://www.zigzag.org.au

Immigrant Women's Support Service

Support for immigrant or refugee women victims of domestic violence.
Phone: (07) 3846-3490 (domestic violence) or (07) 3846 5400 (sexual assault)
Website: http://www.iwss.org.au

Women's Legal Service (legal advice)

Phone: Ph. (07) 3392-0670 or 1800-677-278 (Statewide)