Aboriginal Quitline counsellors offer non-judgemental and empowering support to Aboriginal people who want to quit smoking. We're here to support our mob to live smokefree.
We are a Culturally safe service run by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal people.
Our counsellors are Beige-Erica, Jamara and Syl - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People who are committed to helping our mob quit smoking, and be strong in health and wellbeing.
Ready to yarn about quitting?
Call Aboriginal Quitline when you’re ready to yarn about quitting on 13 7848 from 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, and ask to speak with an Aboriginal counsellor when you call. 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 an Aboriginal Quitline counsellor will call you back as soon as possible.
How does Aboriginal Quitline work?
Aboriginal Quitline counsellors support the Aboriginal community. Here's how:
When someone gets counselling through Aboriginal Quitline, 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 with Culture at the centre of everything we do.
When you're ready to yarn about quitting and you do call Aboriginal Quitline, ask to speak with an Aboriginal counsellor. That way we can link you in with the right service from the start.
Meet an Aboriginal Quitline counsellor
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.
How to connect with Aboriginal Quitline
There are three ways you can get connected with Aboriginal Quitline:
1. Call 13 7848 and ask to speak with an Aboriginal Quitline counsellor
Call any time between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday. Or, you can fill out the callback form using the button below and an Aboriginal Quitline 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 to Aboriginal Quitline
Any Aboriginal health service or even mainstream GP, nurse or health service provider can refer you to Aboriginal Quitline. All you need to do is tell them you'd like a referral to us. They'll get in touch with us letting us know, 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 to Aboriginal Quitline as well as ongoing Community support while you're quitting smoking. Click here to see a list of TIS teams.
Join our Facebook community
Our Aboriginal Quitline Facebook page is a place for Community to come together, learn important information and share helpful tips to support each other to live smokefree. It's also the place where we update new initiatives and Quit Stories too.
Frequently asked questions
We answer the questions we get asked most frequently on Aboriginal Quitline, like "How do I access medications through Closing the Gap?" and "Why do Aboriginal 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 recorded by Aboriginal Quitline that is about Community helping Community.
Quit Stories gives Aboriginal Community members and Kin a space to tell their stories in their own time and words. It’s hosted by Glen from Aboriginal Quitline. He’s a Wiradjuri man and he’s got his own quitting story himself.
Visit the Quit Stories podcast page here.