Is it an emergency?
If you or someone else is seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately.
For emotional support and guidance
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a phone and online service for all Australians. Speak with a registered maternal child health nurse for guidance, reassurance and support about all aspects of pregnancy and parenting from birth until your child starts school.
Call 1800 882 436
Medical question or problems?
If you have a health concern and you’re not sure what to do, simply call healthdirect and speak with a registered nurse. You'll get fast, expert advice about any health issue, helping you make an informed decision about how to manage it.
Call 1800 022 222
More helpline numbers
after hours GP Helpline
The after hours GP helpline is an additional service to healthdirect Australia, and lets you speak with a registered or accredited GP for further medical assessment and advice. It is designed to supplement existing after-hours medical facilities, giving all Australians access to the advice of a doctor at nights, on weekends and on public holidays; 365 days a year.
Call 1800 022 222
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) runs the National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268). The Breastfeeding Helpline is available 7 days a week and offers support and advice to breastfeeding mums.
Call 1800 686 268
Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline. Lifeline is available 24/7 to provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.
Call 13 11 14
Miracle Babies Foundation
Miracle Babies Foundation NurtureLine is a free family support helpline catering for families with a threatened pregnancy, the hospital journey with a baby currently in NICU/SCN, the transition to home and onwards.
Call 1300 622 243
PANDA - Post and Antenatal Depression Association
PANDA operate a helpline that is available Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm AEST and is staffed by trained counsellors and volunteers who provide confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after childbirth.
Call 1300 726 306
SIDS and Kids
SIDS and Kids bereavement support services assist families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, during birth, pregnancy or infancy, regardless of the cause.
Call 1300 308 307
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Last reviewed: October 2020