Counselling and Support

Every year, Road Trauma Support Services Victoria conducts more than two thousand face-to-face and telephone counselling sessions.

Counselling sessions are free of charge, confidential and unlimited in number for anyone affected by a collision on the roads (or involving any public transport), whenever this may have occurred. Sessions may be conducted face-to-face or by telephone. You do not need a referral to access our services.

Our clients include bereaved families, friends and colleagues; injured people and carers; drivers and passengers; and people who were first on scene – witnesses, citizens who offered assistance, and emergency service workers.

We are not a crisis service, our office hours are between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you need to speak to someone urgently, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

While there are times when there is a high demand for our service, we do make a concerted effort to get back to people in a timely manner. Click here to access fact sheets to help you understand what might occur, and ways to cope with these natural reactions.

If you would like more information, or if you would like to make an appointment with one of our counsellors, please call 1300 367 797.