Whether you are considering an abortion, looking for contraception, seeking other sexual health information, in crisis, or just in need of a bit more information or support it's important that you can find the right people to speak to.
Look through the list of support services below, or contact the team at 1800 My Options for more information.
Accurate information about your options and supportive non-judgemental counselling can help you decide what's best for you.
Medicare-rebated pregnancy support counselling services are provided by some doctors, social workers, mental health nurses and psychologists. Some abortion and contraception clinics provide counselling in house. Contact providers directly to find out more.
Finding credible and balanced advice about abortion can be difficult as some organisations claim to offer non-biased counselling. However, they may be against abortion in all circumstances and therefore not the right people to support you.
For support around abortion, decision making counselling or post-abortion support contact:
Ph: 03 9257 0100
Freecall: 1800 013 952
901 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill
Level 1, 94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC Australia 3000
The Royal Women's Hospital has culturally appropriate support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Tel (03) 8345 3048
For information about other non-biased counselling services contact the team at 1800 My Options
For support in relation to sexual assault or domestic violence contact:
Ph: 1800 806 292
24 hour support online or by phone
Ph: 1800 737 732
Ph: 1800 015 188 - Toll Free 24 hours 7 days a week.
Nurse-On-Call puts you directly in touch with a registered nurse for caring, professional health advice around the clock.
Call from anywhere in Victoria for free health advice, 24 hours a day.
Ph: 1300 60 60 24
Provide women with information, knowledge and clinical care to assist them to actively manage their own health and wellbeing throughout the whole of their life.
Ph: 1800 532 642
Provide health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in. Connect online.
Mental health support for young people.
Chat online or over the phone 1800 650 890
Providing access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services
Chat online or over the phone on 13 11 14
Free, private and confidential phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Ph: 1800 55 1800
Ph: 03 9419 3000
Address: 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy Melbourne.
Peer based support online or by phone for LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) people and their friends, families and allies.
Ph: 1800 184 527 or webchat qlife.org.au from 3:00pm to midnight seven days a week.