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Support services

There are many support services available to you in your time of need.

Family Liaison Officers

Contact us to speak with one of our Family Liaison Officers. They can help explain coronial processes and refer you to external counselling and support agencies.

Court Network volunteers

You can also request court support from Court Network volunteers should the investigation require an inquest.

Legal advice

You may wish to seek legal advice about your particular circumstances. Legal practitioners can also guide you through the coronial process.

Support services

Below is a list of helpful contacts for support services that provide assistance to families and friends following the death of a loved one.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

(03) 9265 2100

www.grief.org.au

Compassionate Friends Victoria (for the loss of a child)

(03) 98888 4944

1800 641 091

www.compassionatefriendsvictoria.org.au

Court Network (court process support)

1800 681 614

www.courtnetwork.com.au

Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria

(03) 9684 4444

www.dtbv.org.au

Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria

(03) 9652 1500

www.fclc.org.au

GriefLine Community and Family Services Inc.

(03) 9935 7400 (HelpLine)

www.griefline.org.au

Interpreter Service

13 14 50

www.tisnational.gov.au

Law Institute of Victoria

(03) 9607 9311

www.liv.asn.au

LifeLine

13 11 14 (24 hour service)

www.lifeline.org.au

Mercy Grief Services

(03) 9313 5700

health-services.mercyhealth.com.au/service/mercy-grief-services/

National Centre for Childhood Grief

1300 654 556

www.childhoodgrief.org.au

National Relay Service TTY Service

133 677 (for hearing impaired)

1300 555 727 (speak and listen)

0423 677 767 (SMS relay)

www.relayservice.gov.au

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

1300 369 367

www.bdm.vic.gov.au

Road Trauma Support Service Victoria

1300 367 797

www.rtssv.org.au

Red Nose Grief and Loss (formerly SIDS and Kids)

1300 308 307 (24 hour service)

www.rednosegriefandloss.com.au

Stae Trustees

(03) 9667 6444 (Melbourne)

1300 138 672 (outside Melbourne)

www.statetrustees.com.au

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support (SANDS)

(03) 8595 2400

www.sands.org.au

Suicide Helpline

1300 651 251 (24 hour service)

www.suicideline.org.au

Support After Suicide

(03) 9421 7640

www.supportaftersuicide.org.au

Victims Support Agency

Call: 1800 819 817

SMS: 0427 767 891

www.victimsofcrime.vic.gov.au

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

(03) 9419 3000

www.vahs.org.au

 

Last updated on 13 Dec 2018