Supporting the community
WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN
THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE
EMERGENCY SUPPORT NUMBERS
NATIONAL HELP LINES
STATE & TERRITORY POLICE INFORMATION
Every year approximately 35,000 people are reported missing in Australia, that’s one every 15 minutes. While over 95% are located within a month, the impact on families, friends and the missing persons themselves can be devastating.
Going missing is not a crime and you do not have to wait 24 hours before reporting a person missing.
The aim of police is to confirm that people reported as missing are safe and well. If you have any information that may assist in locating a missing person or would like to report a missing person.
Contact your local police station.
Contact the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (1800 000 634)
Contact Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000)
To report a sighting of a missing person complete the Missing Persons Sighting Form.
National Missing Persons Coordination Centre
(The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre operates from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays).
1800 000 634 (Toll free)
National Missing Persons Coordination Centre
PO Box 401
For more information about Missing Persons Week, visit www.missingpersons.com.au or free call 1800 000 634.
The White Ribbon Campaign is the only national violence prevention campaign, and it is unique in that it aims to raise awareness among Australian men and boys about the roles they can play to prevent violence against women. The campaign calls for men across Australia to speak out and take an oath. An oath swearing never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. The campaign culminates on White Ribbon Day (25 November) each year, when men and women across Australia are called to wear a white ribbon or wristband as a visual symbol of their commitment and oath. In swearing and wearing a white ribbon, men and boys can act as positive role models and advocates for change by challenging behaviours and attitudes that have allowed of violence against women to occur.
White Ribbon Day was created by a handful of Canadian men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man's massacre of fourteen women in Montreal. They began the White Ribbon Campaign to urge men to speak out against violence against women.
In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and the White Ribbon has become the symbol for the day.
Wearing a White Ribbon or Wristband on or around White Ribbon Day lets others know that you've taken action to stand up against violence against women. Selling Ribbons or Wristbands demonstrates your school, workplace or community's commitment to ending violence against women. Selling Ribbons and Wristbands can also be an easy way to add a fundraising element to your corporate or community events.
• It means that this man believes that violence towards women is unacceptable.
• It is a visible sign that the wearer does not support or excuse the use of violence against women.
• Everyone can show their commitment to ending violence against women by wearing a white ribbon.
• Proceeds from purchasing a White Ribbon go towards changing community attitudes through high impact awareness campaigns.
The Crime & Investigation Network works in partnership with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), providing on-air and online resources to various AFP campaigns such as Missing Persons Week.
The AFP is a progressive and multi-faceted law enforcement organisation, taking a strong lead in the fight against 21st century crime.
By employing the core principles of prevention, deterrence, partnerships and innovation, the AFP strives to build a more secure future for Australia and its global partners. Counter-terrorism and national security are major business priorities, underpinned by an unprecedented focus on strategy and investment.
So too is the AFP's commitment to international relations, which drives inter-agency collaboration and enables the fight against transnational crime to be taken to its source. At a national level, the AFP continues to work successfully with the Australian Government and key agencies on a range of counter-terrorism, crime-fighting and capacity building initiatives.
The AFP is a truly global policing agency, committed to staying one step ahead in a rapidly evolving criminal environment.
For more information on the FP, go to www.afp.gov.au
State& Territory Police Information
LIFELINE - Providing Care in times of Crisis
Call 13 11 14 for 24 hour emotional support
Help Lifeline provide care and community recovery to areas currently being devastated by floods in North QLD and Bushfires in Victoria.
A number of Lifeline’s Centres are on the ground providing community recovery and emotional support during the QLD flood crisis and Victorian bushfires. Lifeline is an experienced provider of community recovery and crisis support, however your donations are needed to make a difference.
You can support this important work and help to connect people with care by making a donation. Your money will go directly to those Lifeline Centres involved in the current bushfire and flood crises.
Donate To LifeLine Now
With the flood emergencies in North Queensland and devastating bushfires in Victoria at the moment, Lifeline Australia is reminding the community to connect with care during and after natural disasters.
Trauma reaction to natural disasters may occur immediately after the event or in the weeks and months following. Trauma can be felt by people immediately involved, people who have experienced similar situations in their past or even people disconnected to the event.
Lifeline’s 24 hour telephone counselling line continues to be available 24 hours a day for anyone needing support during this crisis. This page also provides some helpful resources that may assist you or your family.
Victorian Bushfire Information Line
For specific information concerning the fires in Victoria, call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667. Callers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech / communication impairment may call textphone/telewriter (TTY) on 1800 122 969.
Information is also available at www.dse.vic.gov.au/fires or http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au
Queensland Department of Communities Disaster Recovery Hotline
Individuals from areas affected by the North Queensland floods may be eligible for financial support and can obtain more information regarding their entitlements by contacting the Queensland Department of Communities Disaster Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.
A recovery centre has been set up in Ingham at the Royal Hotel, Lannercost St. Open 9am-5pm, Monday - Saturday.
Lifeline is at the coal-face of mental health and emotional wellbeing service delivery, in Australia. Lifeline provides emotional support for people in a crisis, through telephone counselling, face-to-face counselling and via a range of community based programs. Lifeline makes around one million contacts with the Australia public each and every year though a myriad of programs, including the provision of an average of 1200 telephone counselling sessions every day.
Lifeline is one of the largest mental health and wellbeing services in Australia, with over 10,000 volunteers and staff in hundreds of Centres, Warehouses and Shops.
Lifeline is dedicated to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing services and information in Australia and the region, and has a particular passion for suicide prevention.
Crime Stoppers allows you to provide anonymous information about criminal activity to the police without being directly involved in the investigation process. Every piece of information is important. It may seem insignificant to you but it could prove vital to the investigation, arrest and prosecution, plus you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1000 if the information you report results in an arrest.
How you can help.
If you are in a life threatening situation or emergency dial 000.
If you are witnessing a crime in progress or wish to report a crime please contact the Australian Federal Police on 131 444.
If you have information about illegal activity or suspected perpetrators relating to crime anywhere in Australia, call 1800 333 000, (toll free).
Crime Stoppers Australia Website
Crime Stoppers International Website
For emergency situations that require immediate and urgent assistance call 000
LifeLine: 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.org.au
Mensline Australia: 1300 78 99 78
24 hr telephone support and counselling hotline: 1800 200 526
24 Hour Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800 or www.kidshelp.com.au
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
Translating and Interpreting Service: 13 14 50
Dalee Counsel - Online Counselling Support: www.onlinecounsellingsupport.com.au
For more information on White Ribbon Day and help in your state, go to www.whiteribbonday.org.au
You or someone else is in immediate danger, the offender is still in the vicinity, or there has been a serious accident.
Call 000, ask for police and remain on the phone until police arrive.
Report illegal activity, or provide information on unsolved crimes anywhere in Australia.
You may remain anonymous.
Call 1800 333 000
You require police assistance, but there is no immediate danger.
Report suspicious activity, theft, car accident with no serious injury.
Call 131 444
Police attendance at Airports
You require police assistance at International Airports at both Domestic and International terminals.
Call 131 AFP
Translation service for emergency situations only.
Call 1300 655 010