Emergency and crisis support

Contacts for emergency and crisis situations, including mental health crisis support.

Who to call in an emergency

In Australia

Service Phone number
Emergency services – Ambulance, Fire and Police 000
Campus Security – Emergencies on RMIT Melbourne campuses 9925 3333
Urgent mental health support

Phone 1300 305 737

Text 0488 884 162

Outside Australia

Service Phone number
24/7 RMIT International SOS Phoneline +61 2 9372 2468
24/7 Health and Support Phoneline (Medibank) +61 2 8905 0307
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade +61 2 6261 3305

Safer Community - Threatening or unwanted behaviour including sexual harm

Phone +61 3 9925 2396

Email safercommunity@rmit.edu.au

Safer Community checks emails and phone messages daily from Monday to Friday. It is not an emergency service. In an emergency, phone 000, or if you are on campus, contact Campus Security.

Public support services

These organisations are for the general public in Australia. They are not managed by RMIT University.

Anxiety, depression or suicide

Service Phone number
Lifeline 13 11 14
Suicideline 1300 651 251
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
OCD and Anxiety Helpline 1300 269 438
Kids Helpline (5 to 25-year-olds) 1800 551 800

Sexual assault

Service Phone number
Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1800 806 292
Centre Against Sexual Assault 9635 3610
MensLine 1300 789 978

Drugs, alcohol and gambling

Service Phone number
Turning Point (Alcohol, drug and addiction support) 1800 250 015
Gambler's Help 1800 858 858

Grief and loss

Service Phone number
The Compassionate Friends 1300 064 068
GriefLine 1300 845 745
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.