If you are in a life-threatening or urgent situation phone 000.
In storm or flood emergencies phone 132 500.
To get non-urgent police attendance phone 131 444.
To get urgent help outside office hours, phone the Crisis Care phone service on 131 611.
The service operates from 4.00 pm to 9.00 am on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays.
Crisis Care assists people in crisis as a result of:
- child abuse or neglect
- children needing foster care or other alternative care
- domestic violence
- high-risk adolescence behaviour or need
- parent-child disputes
- urgent financial need
- suicidal behaviour
- personal trauma
- natural disasters like floods.
Contact your nearest Families SA office if a crisis happens on a weekday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.
Disability Services After-hours Service
If you need help outside office hours phone the Disability Services After-hours Service on 8372 1414. Assistance with personal care is included within this service.
For urgent after-hours repairs to equipment on loan from the Domiciliary Equipment Service phone 8372 1414.
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Phone 1800 880 052 from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm every day.
TTY 1800 301 052.
The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline is an Australia-wide phone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disabilities using government-funded services.
Anyone can contact the hotline. Allegations are referred to the appropriate authority for investigation.
Abuse and neglect can include:
- legal and civil abuse
- restraint and restrictive practices
- financial abuse
- withholding of care or support that exposes an individual to harm.
Child Abuse Report Line
Phone: 131 478 (24 hours)
The Child Abuse Report Line is dedicated to providing advice and assistance in any cases involving the abuse of children.
Yaitya Tirramangkotti (Aboriginal child abuse report line) is dedicated to providing advice and assistance in any cases involving the abuse of Aboriginal children.
If you have a housing emergency outside of working hours, phone Crisis Care on 131 611.
see Emergency housing.