Help Lines

For information, counselling or other assistance, contact the alcohol and other drug service in your state or territory.

State and Territory | National

ACT  |  NSW  |  NT  |  QLD  |  SA  |  TAS  |  VIC  |  WA
State and Territory services

Australian Capital Territory

Alcohol Drug Program
24 Hour Alcohol and Drug Helpline
http://www.health.act.gov.au/health-services/community-based-health-services/community-health-services-directory/alcohol-other-drugs/
02 6207 9977

New South Wales

Alcohol Drug Information Service – ADIS NSW
A 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral telephone service
www.yourroom.com.au 
02 9361 8000 Metropolitan
1800 422 599 Rural

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Alcohol & Other Drug Services
A 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral telephone service
www.health.nt.gov.au/alcohol_and_other_drugs
08 8922 8399 Darwin
08 8951 7580 Alice Springs
1800 131 350 Statewide

South Australia                                                                                                         

Alcohol Drug Information Service – ADIS South Australia
A 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral telephone service
http://www.dassa.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm
08 8363 8618 Metropolitan
1300 131 340 Statewide

Tasmania                                                                                                                   

Alcohol Drug Information Service – ADIS Tasmainia
A 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral telephone service
www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/mentalhealth/alcohol_and_drug
03 6233 6722 Metropolitan
1800 811 994 Statewide

Victoria                                                                                                                      

Directline
A 24 hour anonymous and confidential drug and alcohol counselling, information and referral service.
www.health.vic.gov.au/aod/directline.htm
1800 888 236 Metropolitan
1800 858 584 Rural

Western Australia                                                                                                    

Alcohol Drug Information Service – ADIS Western Australia
A 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral telephone service
www.health.wa.gov.au/services/detail.cfm?Unit_ID=308
08 9442 5000 Metropolitan
1800 198 024 Rural

Parent Drug Information Service – PDIS Western Australia
08 9442 5050 Metropolitan
1800 653 203 Rural

Queensland                                                                                                               

Alcohol Drug Information Service – ADIS Queensland
A 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral telephone service
http://www.health.qld.gov.au/healthyschools/atod_default.asp 
07 3236 2414 Brisbane
1800 177 833 Statewide

National services

Cannabis Information and Helpline
The helpline is available from 2 pm – 11 pm Sunday to Friday (including public holidays)
www.ncpic.org.au/youngpeople
1800 304 050

Beyond Blue
www.beyondblue.org.au
1300 22 4636

CounsellingOnline
24 hours online alcohol and drug counselling
www.counsellingonline.org.au
1800 888 236

DrugInfo
http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au/

1300 85 85 84

Kids Help Line
24/7 free and confidential telephone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25
http://www.kidshelp.com.au/
1800 551 800

Family Drug Support
24/7 support for families faced with problematic drug use
www.fds.org.au
1300 368 186

Family Drug Helpline
9 am – 9 pm, Monday to Friday
www.familydrughelp.org.au
1300 660 068

Lifeline
24/7 confidential telephone counselling
www.lifeline.org.au
131 114

Narcotics Anonymous
www.na.org.au
1300 652 820

Quitline
8 am – 8 pm Monday to Friday
http://www.quitnow.gov.au/
13 18 48

SANE Australia helpline
9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday – Information and referral about mental health issues
www.sane.org
1800 187 263

Say When
Online support for monitoring alcohol intake.
www2.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

SMART Recovery Australia
www.smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au
02 9373 5100

  Youth Substance Abuse Service
24/7 advice for you or someone you know who has a problem with alcohol and or other drug use (ages 12–21 years)
www.ysas.org.au
03 9418 1020 Metropolitan
1800 014 446 Rural