Locked Bag 4777
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Level 2, 619 Elizabeth Street
Redfern NSW 2016
Tel: 02 9310 6200
Fax: 02 9310 4822
Media enquiries: 0419 626 155
ACOSS CEO enquiries: 02 9310 6200
ABN: 72 757 927 533
ACOSS trades only as The Australian Council of Social Service Inc.
ACOSS welcomes comments and feedback from the public to assist in our advocacy and policy work.
Please note that we are not able to provide direct assistance or make referrals.
If you need advice in an emergency, or urgently need to speak to someone, there are several numbers you can call:
Call 000 if you are facing a current emergency or facing immediate danger. This will link you to services including ambulance, fire and police services.
Call 13 11 14 if you are facing a current crisis and need immediate support. This will link you to Lifeline’s 24 hour telephone crisis support service.
Some other helpful numbers are listed here that can help with suicide prevention, counselling, domestic violence and other serious situations or if you have questions or difficulties with the social security system:
Kids Helpline:1800 551 800
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
Domestic Violence: 1800 656 463 (Partner/Intimate violence); 1800 RESPECT (family violence)
Mensline Australia: 1300 789 978 (Professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men)
Financial Counselling Australia: 1800 007 007
National Welfare Rights Network https://www.welfarerights.org.au/organisations