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Bass Coast Youth Services

We fund a number of organisations to provide services and activities for young people in Bass Coast. For more information please contact our Youth Planning and Policy Officer on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or email community.development@basscoast.vic.gov.au.

Directory and Events

Our Community Directory will help you find community groups, organisations and other services. Categories include Arts and Craft, Education, Indigenous, Libraries, Sports and Leisure and Youth.

Our Events Calendar is a great way to find what events are on across the Bass Coast.

Youth Help and Support Services

AgencyServicePhoneWebsite
Bass Coast Health (Wonthaggi Hospital)Emergency department(03) 5671 3333www.gha.net.au/bch
LifelineSuicide prevention, crisis supportand mental health services (24 hours)13 11 14www.lifeline.org.au
1800 RespectNational counselling helpline, information and support 24/7 for sexual assault or domestic and family violence1800 737 732www.1800respect.org.au
Bass Coast Health (Wonthaggi Hospital) and Family Resource CentreFamily Resource Centre - alcohol and drug services, youth mental health counselling, sexual assault counselling, generalist counselling, emergency relief(03) 5671 3278www.gha.net.au/bch
ParentlineCounselling and parent information (8.00am to midnight 7 days a week)13 22 89www.parentline.vic.gov.au
Youth Assist ClinicGeneral health, mental health and wellbeing, sexual health, drugs and alcohol.Tuesday afternoons 12.30-5.00pm, 12-25 year olds, free, confidential, drop in service - no appointments required. Wonthaggi Medical GroupContact 5672 1333(03) 5672 1333
Department of Education and Training Secondary School Nurse TeamHealth and Wellbeing service - information, referral and support service, health promotionWonthaggi Secondary CollegeMcBride Campus - (03) 5671 3700 or Dudley Campus - (03) 5672 0900

For a Gippsland wide list of services, visit Gippsland Youth Commitment's webpage.

In an emergency, always call 000.