About Samaritans

Samaritans is a Western Australian based not for profit organisation working towards a society in which fewer people die by suicide. The Samaritans Crisis Line is available to callers both locally and nationally, and to all individuals, from all walks of life.

As an organisation, Samaritans believe people who are experiencing feelings of distress and despair, including those who may be at risk of suicide, have the right to receive anonymous, non-judgmental, non-religious emotional support, every day from specially trained volunteers.


Who is Samaritans for?

Anyone in Australia can contact the Samaritans Crisis Line, especially those passing through a personal crisis and those who are in danger of committing suicide.


Is there a cost to use Samaritans?

Calls from a landline will be charged the cost of a local call. Calls from mobiles will be charged at a higher rate.


How to access Samaritan's services

Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Samaritans via:

  • 24 hour telephone crisis line (135 247)