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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Legal help line by state and territory.
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
Phone 1800 019 343
Visit the NT Legal Aid Commission website
Phone 1300 65 11 88
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
Phone 1300 650 579
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.
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
Phone 1300 22 4636
Men's Referral Service
Phone 1300 766 491
Visit the Men's Referral Service website
Family Relationships Advice Line
Phone 1800 050 321