Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health contacts

A list of organisations and teams that offer support and information related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Contacts

13YARN

13YARN provides free and confidential crisis support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You can contact 13YARN from any mobile or pay phone anywhere in Australia 24/7 to talk to a crisis supporter.
13YARN

Aboriginal Quitline

First Nations people can contact the Aboriginal Quitline for help to quit smoking. Call the hotline and ask to speak to an Aboriginal counsellor or request a callback. You can call between 8 am and 8 pm Monday to Friday, or visit their website any time, for culturally safe advice.
Quit Victoria

Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Visit this website for information and current research on reducing the harmful use of alcohol and other drugs in First Nations communities.
Edith Cowan University

Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA)

This organisation advocates for people known as Forgotten Australians. They experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children and young people in the last century in Australia. Anyone who has suffered any abuse while in 'care' can contact Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA) for support.
Alliance for Forgotten Australians

Alternative access to bowel screening kits

To increase bowel cancer screening rates, healthcare providers can now bulk order kits to issue to eligible patients during an appointment. Contact us to learn more about the alternative access to kits model.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Brother to Brother

The Brother to Brother crisis line provides phone support for Aboriginal men who need someone to talk to about relationship issues, family violence, parenting, drug and alcohol issues or who are struggling to cope for other reasons.
Brother to Brother

Cancer Learning

Cancer Learning is an online learning platform that offers self-directed learning material for health professionals working in cancer care. The information is also available to students and anyone interested in cancer care.
Cancer Australia

Comprehensive Primary Health Care Sustainability Advisory Committee contact

Email the secretariat if you have any questions about the Comprehensive Primary Health Care Sustainability Advisory Committee.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Find and Connect Support Services

This service helps to connect people who have experienced institutional 'care' in Australia with resources about orphanages, children's homes and other institutions. Forgotten Australians can contact this service to access support from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm in all states and territories.
Find and Connect Support Services

First Nations Aged Care Governance Group (FNACGG)

The First Nations Aged Care Governance Group (FNAGG) advises the Department of Health and Aged Care on healthy ageing and aged care reform for First Nations people.

First Nations Health Funding Transition Advisory Group (FNHFTAG) contact

We established the First Nations Health Funding Transition Advisory Group (FNHFTAG) to guide the work of the First Nations Health Funding Transition Program. Contact the FNHFTAG for further information about the program.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

First Nations health workforce contact

Contact us with questions about our work to support the First Nations health workforce.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Health Services Data Advisory Group (HS DAG) secretariat

Contact the secretariat if you have questions about the work of the Health Services Data Advisory Group (HS DAG).
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

healthdirect helpline

Call this number to speak to a registered nurse about your health concerns. It can help if you're not sure if you should see a doctor or manage your condition at home. The healthdirect helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Healthdirect Australia

Implementation Plan Advisory Group secretariat

Contact the secretariat if you have questions about the Implementation Plan Advisory Group (IPAG) or its working group (IPWG).
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Indigenous bloodborne viruses and sexually transmissible infections contact

Contact us for enquiries about our work on reducing bloodborne viruses and sexually transmissible infections among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Indigenous primary health care policy contact

Contact us with queries related to Health's Indigenous primary health care policies and programs.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Indigenous reporting contact

Email us with questions or comments about Health's Indigenous data collections. This includes updates to the national key performance indicators and online services report.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study contact

Contact us if you have any questions about the Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner

Ms Andrea Kelly is the Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner. This role will encourage culturally safe, aged care for First Nations people across Australia.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Knowmore

Survivors of child abuse can contact Knowmore for independent legal advice and support. Their free advice line is available for anyone to call Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Knowmore

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan contact

Contact us with questions, comments or feedback on the refreshed National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national authority on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care. See their website for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander–focused news, information, links and contacts.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

National Indigenous Australians Agency

The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) is committed to improving the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Visit their website for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander–focused news, information, links and contacts.
National Indigenous Australians Agency

National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit

Contact the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit at the Kirby Institute for more information about trachoma reporting and surveillance.
Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales
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