Help and Support

Separating can be an emotional time. At the same time you need to think about practical matters like arrangements for children, and dividing your money and property. It is important to take care of yourself during this period. There are a range of different services that can help, from support such as counselling to legal help.

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If you have a question, you can ask amica.

It's important to get reliable and accurate information about your rights, responsibilities and options when separating.

You can seek legal help from the free Legal Help Line in your state or territory.

Australian Capital Territory

Phone 1300 654 314

Visit the Legal Aid ACT website

New South Wales

Phone 1300 888 529

Visit the Legal Aid NSW website

Northern Territory

Phone 1800 019 343

Visit the NT Legal Aid Commission website


Phone 1300 65 11 88

Visit the Legal Aid Queensland website

South Australia

Phone 1300 366 424

Visit the Legal Services Commission SA website


Phone 1300 366 611

Visit the Tasmania Legal Aid website


Phone 1300 792 387

Visit the Victoria Legal Aid website

Western Australia

Phone 1300 650 579

Visit the Legal Aid Western Australia website

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact your local Legal Aid through the National Relay Service.

If you speak a language other than English and require an interpreter you can contact your local Legal Aid through the Translating and Interpreting Service.

Other support help lines

There are a range of services that can provide support to people who are separating or have already separated. There are different kinds of support.

It can be very helpful to find support that suits you and your needs.

1800 Respect

Phone 1800 737 732

Visit the 1800 Respect website

National Debt Helpline

Phone 1800 007 007

Visit the National Debt Helpline website

Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone 1800 019 123

Beyond Blue

Phone 1300 22 4636

Visit the Beyond Blue website

Men's Referral Service

Phone 1300 766 491

Visit the Men's Referral Service website

Family Relationships Advice Line

Phone 1800 050 321

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