Volunteering Australia Enquiries
Volunteering Australia is not a statutory authority, meaning that if you or someone you know have experienced injustice, faced discrimination or unfair treatment, unfortunately Volunteering Australia is not able to enforce any repercussions. We will always endeavor to assist you as best we can, but often in situations like the abovementioned, we are more than likely only able to provide contact information of statutory authority organisations to assist you.
We are not able to provide direct assistance or make referrals.
Volunteering Australia is proud to work collaboratively with the State and Territory peaks to lead, strengthen, promote and celebrate volunteering and civic participation in Australia.
For all national, government policy and volunteering advocacy enquiries please contact Volunteering Australia.
For all other queries, including volunteer opportunities and training enquiries, please contact your relevant State/Territory peak body.
Monday to Friday
202 City Walk
Canberra ACT 2601
PO Box 128
Canberra ACT 2608
GoVolunteer, is an initiative of Volunteering Australia.
If you are a national organisation wishing to contact a State or Territory Peak Body, it is best to contact the peak in which your head office is located, unless specified otherwise. If you are unsure, please contact Volunteering Australia and we will direct you to the right organisation.
Additional Contact Information
Volunteering Australia welcomes all comments and feedback from the public to assist us in our policy and advocacy work, so we are better able to strengthen the collective voice of volunteering in Australia.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide personalised advice, only general advice.
If you are in need of advice in an emergency, or if you urgently need to speak to someone, below are several numbers you can call for assistance:
Emergency Services & Mental Health
|Situation:||Who to call:|
|To speak to the police for advice, but it is not an emergency||Police Assistance Line |
|If you are facing a current crisis and need immediate support. This will link you to Lifeline’s 24-hour telephone crisis support service.||Lifeline Australia |
13 11 14
|If you are facing a current emergency or facing immediate danger. This will link you to services including Police, Fire or Ambulance.||Emergency Police, Fire or Ambulance |
|For 24/7 telephone and online counselling for people affected by suicide.||Suicide Callback Service |
1300 659 467
|To report a past or current crime or suspicious behaviour anonymously||Crime Stoppers Australia |
1800 333 000
|Grief and bereavement education and support for bereaved and grieving people in Australia||Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement|
1800 642 066
|For free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25||Kids Helpline|
1800 551 800
|Support services for all people to enable sustainable and respectful relationships||Relationships Australia|
1300 364 277
|24/7 support service for anyone who is at risk of or has experienced sexual assault, domestic or family violence.||1800RESPECT|
National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service
1800 737 732
|Professional telephone and online support and information service for men in Australia.||Mensline Australia|
1300 789 978
Justice Connect (Legal Advice)
03 8636 4400
02 8599 2100
|Not-for-profit Law (NFP Law)|
1800 NFP LAW (1800 637 529)