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National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention

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The National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention

An independent body to inquire into, and support the prevention of, defence and veteran suicide in Australia.

The National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention

An independent body to inquire into, and support the prevention of, defence and veteran suicide in Australia.

On 08 July 2021, the Government announced the commencement of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. To avoid duplication with the Royal Commission’s work, the Office of the National Commissioner is not taking new enquiries. People who registered their interest to participate in the interim National Commissioner’s work prior to the Royal Commission commencing on 08 July 2021 can contact us via email at enquiries@ncdvsp.gov.au.

For all enquiries to, or for more information about, the newly established Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, please visit the Royal Commission's website.

Phone 1800 329 095
Email dvsrc.enquiries@royalcommission.gov.au

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About the National Commissioner

On 5 February 2020 the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, announced the creation of the new National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention.

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Our work

The interim National Commissioner is leading the Independent Review of Past Defence and Veteran Suicides. The interim National Commissioner will shortly provide a report to government about her work on the Independent Review.

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News and Events

Read the latest news and events from the National Commissioner.

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Crisis support

If you or someone else is in crisis and needs immediate help, please contact one of the following services.

Crisis support

This website contains content about suicide and may be distressing for some people. If you or someone else needs help, please contact the following services.

000 ­– Triple zero

Call Triple zero (000) if you need immediate help or feel like you may hurt yourself or someone else.

Emergency Department

Visit your nearest emergency department if you need immediate medical help or you feel like you may hurt yourself.

Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling

Call 1800 011 046 or visit the Open Arms website.

ADF Mental Health All-hours Support Line

Call 1800 628 036 or visit the Defence website to find out more.

Lifeline Australia

Call 13 11 14 or chat online with Lifeline.

Suicide Call Back Service

Call 1300 659 467 or chat online with Suicide Call Back Service

Safe Zone Support

Call 1800 142 072 or visit the Open Arms website to find out more.

Beyond Blue

Call 1300 224 636 or chat online with Beyond Blue.

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