24 hour support
If you are in distress, it is important to reach out for help.
Crisis advice and support
The following free services provide crisis advice and support during their opening hours.
National Debt Hotline
Centrelink - Services Australia
If you are experiencing severe financial hardship, Centrelink can provide:
Use their Payment and Service Finder to see how Centrelink can help you.
Call 132 850 between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
Call 131 202 for multilingual services
Centrelink staff at Brookvale can help you access payments and services if you find it hard to access them online.
Location: Warringah Mall, Brookvale (Ground Level, Green P1 Carpark)
8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday
If you've received a default notice, or are being taken to court because you owe money, you should get legal advice immediately.
The following free services can help you with legal advice:
National Debt Helpline
Credit & Debt Legal Advice line
Call 1800 844 949
Monday - Friday, 10am-1pm