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Get involved with Lifeline

"Out of all the things I do in my life, Lifeline is the one I am most proud of.  Giving back to the community and connecting with people in crisis is very meaningful." Christina, Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporter.

  An Australia free of suicide


As Australia's largest suicide prevention service, Lifeline relies on the support of members of the community to ensure that no person has to face their darkest moments alone.


There are a number of ways to join Lifeline and help us achieve our vision of an Australia free of suicide.

Lifeline is truly grateful for the support of our volunteers and supporters, who unite with us to provide the crucial moments of connection that bring hope and save lives.


From our volunteers to those who provide financial support through donations, bequests, community fundraising, and corporate support; the time, energy, and expertise you generously provide helps us be there for those who need us and equip communities across Australia to be suicide safe. 

Every person who connects with Lifeline helps to reduce stigma around mental health and suicide and create a more informed and compassionate society.  Every connection counts.  We thank you for working with us to save lives.

How you can make a difference

Every contact can offer hope and it is devastating that we don’t have the resources to answer every call immediately. We rely on our donors and partners to keep the lines running.

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Volunteer to be a crisis supporter

Help us provide emotional support to those in crisis by volunteering in our telephone, text, or chat crisis support services.

Community Volunteering

Whether it is helping out in our retail stores, or providing support to our admin teams - we need your skills.

Take our volunteer quiz

Working together, we have the ability to make an impact as big as life itself.
Out of the Shadows - Each year, Lifeline marks World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September both on a national scale and at a local level. Find out how you can get involved.

We're making a difference

Our 10,000 volunteers and 1,000 employees work in 40 centres located in communities around Australia to provide crucial moments of connection that bring hope and save lives. Some of the team's achievements last year include:

914,571 calls received
41,937 safety plans created with a person in distress to keep them safe
47,238 text and chat based crisis interventions