Emergency Contact Numbers
Mental Health - 24 Hour Contact
Drug and Alcohol Service Intake Numbers
Interstate Health Contact Details
Other Relevant Numbers

Emergency Contact Numbers

In an emergency, please call 000 or go to a hospital emergency department, where they may refer you to a mental health and/or drug and alcohol service.

Mental Health - 24 Hour Contact

The Mental Health Line is a 24-hour telephone service operating seven days a week across NSW.

 

Drug and Alcohol Service Intake Numbers

To access a local public drug and alcohol service, please contact your local health district:

  • Central Coast - 02 4394 4880
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven - 1300 652 226
  • Nepean Blue Mountains - 02 4734 1333
  • Northern Sydney - 1300 889 788
  • South Eastern Sydney - (02) 9332 8777 (Northern) (02) 9113 2944 (Central)
  • South Western Sydney - (02) 9616 8586
  • Sydney - (02) 9515 6311
  • Western Sydney - (02) 9840 3355
  • Far West - 1300 662 263
  • Hunter New England - 1300 660 059
  • Mid North Coast - 1300 662 263
  • Murrumbidgee - 1800 800 944
  • Northern NSW - (02) 6620 7600
  • Southern NSW - 1800 809 423
  • Western NSW - 1300 887 000

Interstate Health Contact Details

Health Direct Australia (National)

Australian Capital Territory Department of Health

  • Website: www.health.act.gov.au
  • General enquiries: 13 2281
  • Mental Health Crisis Team: 1800 629 354 (24hrs) or 02 6205 1065 (24hrs)
  • Transcultural Mental Health Centre: 1800 648 911 (8.30am - 5.30pm Mon to Fri)
  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service: 1800 422 599 (24hrs) or 02 6207 9977(24hrs)

Queensland Health

Victorian Department of Human Services

  • Website: www.health.vic.gov.au
  • General enquiries: 1300 650 172
  • Mental Health Services General Enquiries: 1300 767 299 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm) or 03 9096 8287
  • Drug Services: 03 9096 5895

South Australia Department of Health

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Western Australia Department of Health

Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services

Other Relevant Numbers

Alcohol and Other Drugs Information Service (ADIS)

A confidential, anonymous information, advice and referral service. For information about drugs, including methadone, safer injecting advice, parent advice and detoxification. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week- (02) 9361 8000 or toll free for country areas on 1800 422 599

Drug and Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service (DASAS)

The DASAS Helpline assists health professionals seeking advice about the diagnosis and treatment of a patient with alcohol or drug issues. The DASAS is a free service available in NSW 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Ph. 9361 8006 (Sydney) and toll-free 1800 023 687 (regional and rural callers).

Family Drug Support

An information, help and referral service (24 hour)- (02) 4782 9222 or 1300 368 186

HealthDirect Australia

HealthDirect Australia is a 24-hour telephone health advice line staffed by Registered Nurses to provide expert health advice. It is currently available to residents of the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, New South Wales South Australia and Western Australia. Healthdirect will be made progressively available to residents of Tasmania. Healthdirect is scheduled to be a fully national service by 2011. Contact number 1800 022 222.

Methadone Advice and Conciliation Service (MACS)

The MACS telephone helpline provides opiate pharmacotherapy information (including methadone and buprenorphine), referrals, advice and a forum for pharmacotherapy concerns.

MACS is available from Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm and can be contacted on the toll free number 1800 642 428.

Page Updated: Tuesday 3 November 2015