Sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse
1800RESPECT will continue to operate as per usual during the COVID-19 health emergency. They are open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
1800RESPECT is a counselling, information and referral service for all Australians, including:
- People who don’t speak English
- People who find it easier to speak through an interpreter or translator
- People who are blind or vision impaired
- People who are deaf or hearing impaired
- People who don’t speak or have difficulty with speech
Mental health support
Harmful or life-threatening
If you are in a harmful or life-threatening situation, contact emergency services immediately on Triple Zero (000)
Any urgent enquiries can also be directed to the Department of Health’s National Incident Room via firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 – Illness and General Needs
If you begin to feel unwell and develop a fever or shortness of breath, a cough or respiratory illness, you should call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398 for advice. This number is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You can also call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398 if you are having difficulties getting food or necessities.
You can also contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Department of Health on 1800 020 080.