Youth services contacts

Contact a youth service to speak to someone about care and support issues or general information relating to children and young people.

For further information regarding Youth services in your region contact your local regional office.

  • For confidential counselling

    For confidential counselling or to talk to someone about issues that are negatively impacting upon your life contact:

    Kids Helpline (5- 18 years of age)

    Tel: Free call 1800 551 800

    Kids Helpline main office

    Tel: (07) 3369 1588

    Fax: (07) 3367 1266

    PO BOX 2000

    Milton QLD 4064

    Website: www.kidshelp.com.au

    Lifeline

    Tel: 13 11 14 (cost of local call) or (02) 6215 9400

    Fax: (02) 6282 6566

    Website: www.lifeline.org.au

    Parentline

    Tel: 13 22 89

    Website: www.parentline.vic.gov.au

    Salvation Army

    Tel: (03) 9896 6000

    Fax: (03) 9899 2339

    Locked Bag 1, 3-7 Hamilton Street

    Mont Albert VIC 3127

    Website: www.salvationarmy.org.au

  • General information

    For general information relating to young people, including available services/programs, recent research and other relevant topics contact:

    Action centre for young people - Family planning Victoria

    Tel: (03) 9654 4766 or free call 1800 013 952

    Level 1/94 Elizabeth Street

    Melbourne VIC 3000

    Website: wwww.fpv.org.au

    Centre for adolescent health

    Tel: (03) 9345 5890

    2 Gatehouse Street

    Parkville VIC 3052

    Website: www.rch.org.au/cah

    Frontyard youth services

    Tel: (03) 9611 2411 or free call 1800 800 531

    Fax: (03) 9614 3622

    19 King Street

    Melbourne VIC 3001

    Website: www.frontyard.org/

    Infoxchange

    Tel: (03) 9418 7400

    Fax: (03) 9486 9344

    375 Johnston Street

    Abbotsford VIC 3067

    Website: www.infoxchange.net.au

    Office for youth

    Tel: (03) 9208 3333

    Fax: (03) 9208 3226

    GPO Box 2392V

    Melbourne VIC 3001

    Website: www.youth.vic.gov.au

    The Young women's services (at the Royal Women's Hospital)

    Offers care and education for young pregnant and parenting women aged 19 years and under. The service aims to support young women to stay connected and on track with future carers and education as well as supporting them through the birth and care of their baby.

    Tel: (03) 9344 2189

    132 Grattan Street

    Carlton VIC 3052

    Victoria Police

    Contact your local police station and ask for the Youth resource officer.

    Tel: (03) 9247 6666

    Victoria Police Centre

    637 Flinders Street

    Melbourne VIC 3005

    Website: www.police.vic.gov.au

    Youth affairs council of Victoria (YACVIC)

    Tel: (03) 9267 3799

    Fax: (03) 9639 1622

    Level 2, 172 Flinders Street

    Melbourne VIC 3001

    Website: www.yacvic.org.au

  • Information for young refugees

    For further information or assistance relating to issues regarding refugee young people in Victoria and the programs and services available to them contact:

    Centre for multicultural youth (CMY)

    Tel: (03) 9349 3466

    Fax: (03) 9349 3766

    Level 1, 308 Drummond Street

    Carlton VIC 3053

    Website: www.cmy.net.au

    Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)

    Tel: (02) 6264 1111

    Fax: (02) 6264 4466

    PO Box 25

    Belconnen ACT 2616

    Website: www.immi.gov.au

    Spectrum migrant resource centre (MRC)

    Tel: (03) 9496 0200

    Fax: (03) 9484 7942

    251 High Street

    Preston VIC 3072

    Website: www.spectrumvic.org.au

    Victorian foundation for survivors of torture

    Tel: (03) 9388 0022

    Fax: (03) 9387 0828

    6 Gardiner Street

    Brunswick VIC 3056

    Tel: (03) 8791 2450

    Fax: (03) 8791 2472

    Level 5, 280 Thomas Street

    Dandenong VIC 3175

    Website: www.foundationhouse.org.au

    Victoria Police (Multicultural advisory unit)

    Tel: (03) 9247 5233

    Fax: (03) 9247 5237

    637 Flinders street

    PO Box 415

    Melbourne VIC 3005

    Website: www.police.vic.gov.au

  • Information about the education system

    For further information and assistance regarding Youth services programs operating in Victoria's schools and general information relating to young people and the education system contact:

    Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)

    Tel: (03) 9637 2000 (main switchboard) or (03) 9637 2222 or free call 1800 809 834

    Fax: (03) 9637 2626

    GPO Box 4367

    Melbourne 3001

    Website: www.education.vic.gov.au

    National relay service

    A phone solution for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.

    Tel: Free call 1800 555 660

    Website www.relayservice.com.au