Get help now
Are you or someone else in immediate danger? If you are in an emergency:
- Contact University Security on 03 8344 6666
- Call the Police on 000
- Go to your nearest hospital emergency department
- Contact your local psychiatric triage service
If you're near the Parkville campus
The local psychiatric triage number is 1300 874 243 or 1800 888 320 (ages 15-25 years, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
The nearest hospitals include the Royal Melbourne Hospital (Phone: 03 9342 7000) and St Vincent's Hospital (Phone: 03 9231 2211).
If you're near the Southbank campus:
The local psychiatric triage number is 1300 363 746. The nearest hospital is The Alfred Hospital (Phone: 03 9076 2000).
If you're in another area
Call the nearest major hospital; they will connect you with the local after-hours mental health service. You can also find the contact details of mental health services near your suburb or town using the Victorian Government Accessing Mental Health Services Finder.
If you need to speak to someone urgently
During business hours, Counselling and Psychological Services are available to help.
Please call us at 03 8344 6927 and let us know that the situation needs urgent attention, or read more about our psychological support for personal crises and critical incidents.
For urgent concerns after hours, please see the emergency contacts and external services above and below.
Suicide and crisis support
- Lifeline Australia
- Suicide Call Back Service
- Suicideline (Victoria)
- Kids Helpline
Counselling and mental health assistance
- Beyond Blue
- MensLine Australia
- Care in Mind
Sexual assault, family or relationship violence
Women’s Emergency Care
Women's Emergency Care at the Royal Women's Hospital provide a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week response to recent sexual assaults for women and men:
Women’s Emergency Care
Lower Ground Floor
20 Flemington Road
The Royal Women’s Hospital Sexual Assault Crisis Line
The Royal Women’s Hospital Sexual Assault Crisis Line provides crisis care response for people who have experienced sexual assault.
Phone: 03 9635 3610 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Sexual Assault Crisis Line
The Sexual Assault Crisis Line provides state-wide, after-hours, confidential, telephone crisis counselling for people who have experienced both past and recent sexual assault.
Phone: 1800 806 292 (5pm – 9am)
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
The Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre is Victoria's 24/7 family violence support service.
Phone: 1800 015 188 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
No to Violence Men’s Referral Service
No to Violence Men’s Referral Service is a men's family violence telephone counselling, information, and referral service in Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania. It is the central point of contact for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour.
Phone: 1300 766 491 (8am – 9pm, Monday-Friday; 9am - 6pm, Saturday-Sunday)
- Switchboard Victoria
Drugs, Alcohol, and Gambling
- Gambler’s Help
Grief and loss
Compassionate Friends Victoria
Compassionate Friends Victoria provide grief support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 03 9888 4944 or 1300 064 068
GriefLine provide anonymous support and specialist grief counselling to individuals and families.
Phone: 03 9935 7400 (12pm – 3am, 7 days a week)