1800 16 11 09 (freecall). Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm in all states and territories.
The 1800 number directs you to the Find & Connect Support Service in your state or territory, and will help you to:
If you need urgent help, Lifeline operates a 24-hour telephone counselling service. 13 11 14 (freecall).
The Care Leavers of Australia Network (CLAN) offers support to individuals who have been a State Ward, Home child or foster child in Australia, or whose parents or other family members have had this experience. CLAN can help you to obtain your ward file or get information about your Home and you may advertise at no cost in the newsletter to help locate lost family members, or people you remember from your Home and would like to contact.
The Child Migrants Trust has offices in Melbourne and in Perth and provides a range of social work services to child migrants all over Australia, including counselling and support with family reunions. The Child Migrants Trust also provides help with information, advice and family research to former child migrants and their families. The Child Migrants Trust is an international organisation with offices in Australia and the UK, and works with former child migrants living in Australia and other countries.
Telephone: 1800 04 05 09
Website: www.childmigrantstrust.com (a contact form is provided on the website).