The Daniel Morcombe Foundation is a not for profit foundation that provides free resources for children and young people’s personal safety education.
If you are seeking other information or support, we recommend the following websites and services.
Emergeny call 000
For any emergencies or if someone is in danger please call 000 immediately.
If you have a complaint about a bus service, please contact the bus company directly. If you are unhappy with the response, you are able to write a formal letter to your local State Member of Parliament and the State Transport Minister.
The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE)
ACCCE provides a nationally consistent response to reports of inappropriate, harmful or criminal activities that have occurred to children online. You can report online at www.accce.gov.au/report or call 132 237.
Crime Stoppers provides a way for anyone to share their concerns anonymously. You do not need to identify yourself and you will not have to attend court.
1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner provides information and support on cyberbullying and online safety.
Mental Health and Crisis Services
Provides telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
1800 55 1800 or www.kidshelp.com.au
24 hour crisis line for any issue includingncluding suicidal thoughts or attempts, personal crisis, anxiety, depression, loneliness, abuse and trauma, stresses from work, family or society, self-help information for friends and family.
Call 131 114 or visit www.lifeline.org.au
Provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
1300 224 636 or www.beyondblue.org.au
Domestic and Family Violence
Rational sexual assault and domestic family violence counselling service.
1800 737 732 or visit www.1800respect.org.au
DV Connect – Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7
DVConnect is the only state wide telephone service offering anyone affected by domestic or family violence a free crisis hotline 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They offer free, professional and non-judgemental telephone support, wherever you live in Queensland.
1800 811 811 (Women)
1800 600 636 (Men)
1800 010 120 (Sexual Assault Helpline)
Men’s Referral Service
Australian men’s helpline for dealing with family and domestic violence matters.
Call 1300 766 491
Act for Kids
Offers a wide range of support for families under pressure and children at risk of abuse and neglect Act for Kids provide intensive therapy for children and young people who have experienced abuse.
Call 1300 228 000 or www.actforkids.com.au
School based programs and training for professionals; counselling, support and advocacy for survivors in Qld, NSW, VIC and TAS.
Call 1800 272 831 or www.bravehearts.org.au
Relationships Australia -Victims Counselling & Support Service
Victims Counselling & Support Service provides a 24 hour telephone referral service and information line for those affected by crime. Additionally they provide a range of counselling and support services to assist people whose lives have been impacted by crime.
Support for Victims of Crime
Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group – QHVSG
24 hour emotional support,personal advocacy and information to all people affected by homicides that occur in QLD regardless of age, gender, culture or religion.
Call 1800 774 744 or www.qhvsg.org.au
New South Wales Homicide Victims Support Group – HVSG
Offer counselling, support and information to families and friends of homicide victims throughout NSW.
Call 1800 191 777 or www.hvsg.com.au
Victoria Homicide Victims Support Group – VHVSG
VHVSG Victims Assistance Support Team (VAST) will provide immediate and specialised service management to all homicide victims.
Call 0396 621 368 or www.vhvsg.websyte.com.au
South Australia Homicide Victim Support Group – HVSG
The group is for people who have suffered the loss of a loved one through homicide, whether it is a wife, partner, child or sibling.
Call 08 8301 4200 or visit www.dpp.sa.gov.au/03/HomicideMaze.pdf
Tasmania Victim Support Services Tasmania Department of Justice
Information on your rights, legal procedures, Victim Impact Statements, or related issues.
Northern Territory Victims of Crime
Provision of support, information, referral and advocacy to victims of crime within the Northern Territory.
Call 1800 672 242 or www.victimsofcrime.org.au
Homicide Victims Support Group – HVSG
Offers peer-to-peer support, by and for, those who have lost a loved one through homicide. Counselling and legal advice are not provided.
Call 0451 974 685 or visit www.hvsg.org.au
To see more agencies which support victims of crime, please visit:
Reporting Child Abuse
If you suspect that a child has experienced abuse or is at risk of harm you should contact the relevant state or territory child protection agency. The Australian Institute of Family Studies has an up to date contact list https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/reporting-abuse-and-neglect
POLICELINK 131 444
QLD Crime and Corruption Commission, Information or a complaint about the conduct of a public sector officer including police 1800 061 611
NSW The Police Integrity Commission and the Crime Commission 1800 451 524 or 02 9286 1000
VIC Victorian Police’s Professional Standards Command 1300 363 101
TAS Tasmanian Integrity Commission 1300 720 289
SA Independent Commissioner Against Corruption 1300 782 489 or 08 8207 1777
WA Corruption and Crime Commission 08 9215 4998
NT Ombudsman 1800 806 380