Canberrans, due to the snap lockdown our office will be closed - but our phones are still open. We’re here for you.
If you need support or to speak to someone from our office please call: (02) 6257 2855, Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm. If unanswered please leave a message and we’ll return your call as soon as possible.
For urgent Meridian inquiries please call: 0412 882 855 between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
In an emergency always call 000
Remember you should continue to speak to your doctor for your general healthcare needs, or if you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination continue to schedule and attend your vaccine appointments even during lockdown.
Find out more about COVID-19 updates, testing and vaccinations here: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/
- Alternatively, if you require immediate assistance you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 44 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 at any time.
- National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).
- If you need information about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app, call 1800 020 080.
ACT & Region Support Services
With the ACT now in lockdown, we understand staying home may not be a safe option for some people. Based on this, we have collated a list of some of the support services offered in the ACT & surrounding region that are still operating during lockdown.
Emergency - 000
Non-Emergency - 1800 333 000 (Crime Stoppers)
13 11 14
1300 789 978
1300 224 636
Suicide Call-Back Service
1300 659 467
Domestic or Family Violence
Women's Legal Centre ACT
Phone: (02) 6257 4377
Referrals - https://wlc.org.au/refer-a-client/referral-form/
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
7am to 11pm, 7 days a week
1800 RESPECT (737 732)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Risk of Homelessness
1800 176 468
Monday to Friday - 8am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday - 12.30pm to 5pm
Family Support Services
Legal Aid ACT Family Duty Lawyer
Advice and representation services continue by phone: 1300 654 314
Relationships Australia Canberra
1300 364 277