Other support services

There are many services available which can offer information, support, counselling or legal information to support you.

Multicultural Health & Support Service (based in Victoria)

Provides information about blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. Phone: (03) 9418 9929  

Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service  (based in New South Wales)

Provides information about HIV and Hepatitis. Phone: (02) 9515 1234 or visit MHAHS  

Peace Multicultural Services

Provides information and support for HIV, Hepatitis and problem gambling. Visit Peach Multicultural Service website to enquire  

1800 Respect – National Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Counselling Service

National Counselling helpline, information and support 24/7. Phone: 1800 737 732 or visit 1800 Respect  

Direct Line

A 24-hour drug and alcohol phone line offering counselling and referral services. Phone: 1800 888 236 or visit Counselling Online  

Domestic Violence Resource Centre

Provide resources for people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence. Visit Domestic Violence Resource Centre  

Dr Marie

Sexual health and unplanned pregnancy services Phone: 1300 003 707 or Visit Dr Marie  

InTouch – Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

Provide counselling and other responses to issues of family violence within culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Phone: 1800 755 988  or visit inTouch  

Kids Helpline

24-hour counselling service for children and young people aged 5 – 25. Phone: 1800 55 1800 or visit Kids Helpline  


24-hour Australia wide telephone counselling service. Phone: 13 11 14 or visit Lifeline Australia  

Men’s Referral Service

Telephone service for men who are thinking about their anger, behaviour, relationship issues or parenting and need help. Phone: 1300 065 973 or visit Men’s Referral Service  

Mensline Australia

Telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. Phone: 1300 789 978 or visit Mensline Australia  


Relationships Australia

Provide relationship support services for individuals, families and communities Phone: 1300 364 277 or visit Relationships Australia  

Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre

Provides a wide range of specialist treatment and support services to people affected by alcohol and drug use. Available: Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5pm Phone: (03) 8413 8413 or visit Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre


Victorian AIDS Council

Provides a range of services to gay mean including prevention education, treatment and care of people living with HIV and counselling services. Phone: (03) 9865 6700 or visit VAC  

Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault

There are 15 Centres Against Sexual Assault across Victoria, visit their website or call their general number for counselling or to access your local Centre. Phone: 1800 806 292 or visit Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault  

Victorian Legal Aid

Free legal advice and legal services as well as online resources. Phone: 1300 792 387 or visit Victoria Legal Aid  


Free community legal centre for young people under 25 years of age. Phone: 9611 2412 or visit Youthlaw

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Multicultural Health and Support Service – Annual Report 2014 – 2015

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