Support services

Contact these organisations for help and confidential advice:

  • Elder Abuse Helpline
    Information, support and referrals for anyone experiencing abuse or witnessing the abuse of an older person.
    Phone: 1300 651 192
  • ADA Australia
    Provides general advocacy support or guardianship advocacy to older Queenslanders experiencing discrimination, harm or abuse.
    Phone: 1800 700 600
  • Queensland Human Rights Commission
    Phone: 1300 130 670
  • beyondblue
    Depression and anxiety information, advice and referrals.
    Phone: 1300 224 636
  • Crime Stoppers
    Information provided by the community assists with crime fighting and crime prevention.
    Phone: 1800 333 000
  • DV Connect
    Provides free help for women, men, children, and pets affected by domestic and family violence across Queensland.
    Phone Women's Line: 1800 811 811
    Phone Men's Line: 1800 600 636
  • Lifeline
    Counselling services for anyone at any time.
    Phone: 13 11 14
  • Office of the Public Guardian
    Protects the rights and interests of vulnerable Queenslanders, including adults with impaired decision-making capacity.
    Phone: 1300 653 187
  • Public Trustee
    Provides a range of services that help you plan for the future.
    Phone: 1300 360 044
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
    Appoints guardians or administrators to act on behalf of adults with impaired decision making capacity.
    Phone: 1300 753 228
  • Seniors legal services
    Free legal and support services for seniors.
  • Sexual assault help services
    Contact details for local support groups.
  • Statewide sexual assault helpline
    Counselling services for anyone who has been sexually abused or sexually assaulted at any time of their lives.
    Phone: 1800 010 120
  • Home - VictimConnect
    If you have experienced a violent form of elder abuse, including sexual or physical assault, specialised free counselling and support are available. If you are currently experiencing violence, call the Queensland Police Service immediately on triple zero (000).
    Phone: 1300 318 940 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Victims Register
    An information service established to inform victims of violent and sexual crimes about the status of the person who offended against them.
    Phone: 1800 098 098
  • Women's Infolink
    A free and confidential information and referral services about government agencies and community services supporting women.
    Phone: 1800 177 577 (Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 6pm).