Telephone support for parents of teens

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Parentlines

Each state has telephone support for parents of 0 - 18 year olds. They are independent services but all provide counselling, information and referral to services in your area. If you want to talk things through with someone right now, find the hotline in your state below.

Parentline ACT: 02 6287 3833
9 am-5 pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

Parent Line NSW: 1300 130 052,
9 am-9 pm Monday to Friday, 4 pm-9 pm weekends

Parentline Queensland and Northern Territory: 1300 301 300
8 am-10 pm 7 days

 

Parent Helpline South Australia: 1300 364 100,
7.15 am-9.15 pm 7 days

 

Parentline Tasmania: 1300 808 178
24 hours 7 days

 

Parentline Victoria: 132 289
8 am-12 am 7 days

 

Parenting WA Line: 08 6279 1200 (metro) / 1800 654 432 (regional)
24 hours 7 days

Other helplines for parents of teens: Australia-wide

If something specific is happening for your family, one of the lines below might help.

Child Wise National Child Abuse Prevention Helpline: 1800 991 099
9 am-5 pm Monday to Friday

Family Relationship Advice Line: (support during/after separation) 1800 050 321
8 am-8 pm Monday to Friday, 10 am-4 pm Saturday

Mensline Australia: (support and referral for Dads) 1300 789 978
24 hours 7 days

1800 RESPECT: (sexual assault, domestic and family violence) 1800 737 732
24 hours 7 days

Carer gateway: (support for non-parent primary carers) 1800 422 737
8am to 6pm Monday to Friday

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