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Disclaimer: The material in this fact sheet is intended as a general guide only. You should not act on the basis of this information in this fact sheet without first getting legal advice about your own particular situation.

This fact sheet is about bullying at school. For information about bullying at work, see our factsheet on ‘Bullying at Work’. This information sheet details laws in Victoria as at June 2023.

If you need immediate support please contact one of the resources below:

If you or anyone you know is in immediate danger, please call 000 (triple zero)

  • Safe Steps, Victoria’s 24/7 Family Violence Responseline are available on 1800 015 188
  • Kids Helpline is available on 1800 55 1800
  • Lifeline is available on 13 11 14 
  • Melbourne City Mission is available for urgent housing, food, and other services.
  • Suicide Callback Service is available on 1300 659 467
  • Headspace is available for mental health, alcohol, drugs, well-being, and schooling support.
  • 13YARN is available on 13 92 76, a service provided by Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander People for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander People.
  • Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency is available via the link.
  • Switchboard is available on 1800 729 367, anonymous, free telephone counselling, information, and referrals for LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Queerspace is available on 03 9663 6733, a mental health and counselling service for LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line is available on 1800 806 292.

More information

More information about bullying in schools can be found at Bullying No Way

More information about Victoria Legal Aid and bullying can be found at Legal Aid – Bullying Online or School