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Quitline for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Quitline services across Australia have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander counsellors who are ready to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to quit smoking or vaping. They can also support Community who are using vapes to quit the smokes. 

To get Culturally sensitive support to quit anywhere across Australia, call 13 7848 and ask to speak with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quitline counsellor. 

In Victoria, WA, SA and NT, support is delivered by 'Aboriginal Quitline'. 'Aboriginal Quitline' is a Culturally safe service run by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal Quitline phone call

Ready to yarn about quitting?

When you’re ready to yarn about quitting call 13 7848 and ask to speak with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Quitline counsellor. That way we can link you in with the right service from the start. Or, you can fill out the callback form using the button below and a counsellor will call you back as soon as possible.

How does Quitline for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities work?

When someone gets counselling through the service, they work with the same counsellor the whole way through the quitting process and we bring our ways and traditions of yarning into the counselling. 

We respect Men’s and Women’s Business. If you want to speak to a woman, you can. If you want to speak to a man, you can. 

There’s no pressure to do anything you’re not ready to do. It’s all about giving our Communities the support they need to quit smoking or vaping with Culture at the centre of everything we do. 

When you're ready to yarn about quitting and you do call 13 7848, ask to speak with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Quitline counsellor. That way we can link you in with the right service from the start.

Meet a counsellor

Meet Jamara

Hello, I’m Jamara. I’m a proud Butchulla and Meriam Mir woman. I’m passionate about helping our community quit, my job is rewarding and I get to speak to a variety of community members.

Jamara - Aboriginal Quitline Counsellor

How to connect with Quitline for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (13 7848)

There are three ways you can get connected:

1. Call 13 7848 and ask to speak with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Quitline counsellor

Call any time between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday EST. Or, you can fill out the callback form using the button below and a counsellor will call you back as soon as possible (usually within 2 business days).

2. Speak with your doctor or Community Health service and ask for a referral

Any Aboriginal health service or even mainstream GP, nurse or health service provider can refer you to Quitline for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. All you need to do is tell them you'd like a referral. They'll get in touch with the service, and we'll then get in touch with you. 

3. Speak with your local Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) member

Tackling Indigenous Smoking Teams, or TIS teams, can be found in some Aboriginal Health Services. They are deadly mob in Community who are trained and ready to yarn with you about general information and ways to quit smoking. They can help with a referral as well as ongoing Community support while you're quitting smoking. Click here to see a list of TIS teams.

Join the Aboriginal Quitline Facebook community

The Aboriginal Quitline Facebook page is a place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to come together, learn important information and share helpful tips to support each other to live free from smoking or vaping. It's also the place where we update new initiatives and Quit Stories too.

Visit the Aboriginal Quitline Facebook page today.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to questions most frequently asked, like "How do I access medications through Closing the Gap?" and "Why do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quitline tell mob to drink water while we’re quitting smoking?", and more. Check them out here.

Quit Stories Podcasts

Quit Stories is a podcast series that is about Community helping Community. Quit Stories gives mob a space to tell their stories in their own time and words. Visit the Quit Stories podcast page here.

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