Contact us

Christmas/New Year closure

Our office will be closed from 12pm on Thursday 22 December until 9am on Tuesday 3 January. 

If you are a child or young person and need to speak with someone, call your case worker, if possible, or call Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800. 

Always call 000 in an emergency.

For children and young people

Call us on 1800 275 664 or fill out the form below

Office opening hours

Monday – Friday9am–5pm
Saturday – SundayClosed

Please note our office is closed on Wednesdays.
You can still call or email us.

Advocates around Australia

We advocate for children and young people in care and youth detention in South Australia only. If you live outside South Australia you can contact an advocate within your state.

Australian Capital Territory
Children and Young People Commissioner
Phone: 02 6205 2222

Queensland Family & Child Commission
Phone: 07 3900 6000 

New South Wales
Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People
Phone: 02 9248 0970

Northern Territory
Office of The Children’s Commissioner
Phone: 08 8999 6076

Child Advocate – children in care
Phone: 1800 549 725

Commission for Children and Young People
Phone: 1300 782 978

Western Australia
Advocate for Children in Care 
Phone: 1800 460 696

For adults

General enquiries and advocacy support

Read the frequently asked questions

Phone: 08 8226 8570


Address: Level 3, 111 Gawler Place, Adelaide

Postal address: GPO Box 2281, Adelaide SA 5001

Reporting child abuse and neglect

If you are an adult and you want to report suspected child abuse or neglect, you need to call the Child Abuse Report Line (CARL) on 13 14 78. We cannot respond to or investigate these allegations. 

Always call 000 in an emergency.


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