Cairns Community Help Directory
There 4 U – Cairns Street Chaplains
Are you experiencing food insecurity in Cairns?
There are a number of community organisations who may be able to help you with free or low cost food, meals, parcels or vouchers. Details here
Are you homeless, sleeping rough or at risk of becoming homeless in Cairns?
These organisations in the Cairns Community may be able to help you find a place to stay. Details here
National Autism Helpline – Call 1300 308 699
Open 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.
Autism information you can trust.
Autism Connect is a free, confidential and independent national autism helpline, providing independent and expert information over phone, email and webchat.
Please note: this is not a counselling service and we do not provide healthcare referrals.
However, we can give information about accessing these services.Autism Connect advisors offer expert advice in many areas, including:
exploring autism and autistic identity
assessment and diagnosis support
school and education
transition to employment
behaviour and communication strategies
referrals to services peer support connections,
finding autism-friendly places and events, and
making environments accessible.
PLEASE remember to always reach out to friends and family (cyber or not), or call Lifeline (13 11 14) or find a similar service if at any point you feel you can’t cope. Always remember (even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time) that you are loved and valued and things will get better.
There is also an online chat option available if talking on the phone is too difficult. No call is considered trivial!
Headspace Online chat and telephone support
Carer Gateway Counselling Service
To use the service, simply select ‘Request a Callback’ on this web page, fill in your details and we will call you back within one business day. You can also call 1800 422 737 and Select Option 2 to speak to our team.
For more information about other Carer Services to support you, visit the Carer Gateway website or call 1800 422 737.
Parenting Qld Line
Child Safety Service Centres – Far North Qld
The Family Relationship Advice Line
Lifeline – 131 114