Lifeline Ballarat - serving the people of Ballarat, the Grampians region and Australia.
Lifeline Ballarat is one of 40 centres across Australia, being part of a trusted national charity that has been saving lives and supporting Australians in need for more than 50 years.
Lifeline Ballarat delivers crisis support and suicide prevention services through the national 13 11 14 help line. The service provides confidential 24/7 telephone crisis support and referral services to Australians in need. Currently more than 3000 calls are answered each day, which is one call answered every 30 seconds.
Last year Lifeline Ballarat's Crisis Supporters answered more than 10,000 calls.
In the case of an emergency or if life is in danger, please call 000.
For crisis support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Lifeline Australia - Strategic Framework
Volunteer Crisis Support Worker Training
Join our amazing Lifeline Ballarat team!
We need you. Together we can make a difference.
Lifeline Ballarat supports the national Lifeline network. Our volunteers provide confidential telephone crisis support and referral services to people in crisis.
Last year Lifeline Ballarat volunteer Crisis Supporters answered close to 10,000 calls from Australians in distress. To continue answering calls we need the support of caring and committed volunteer Crisis Supporters.
3,128 Australians ended their life by suicide in 2017. That's almost 9 people a day and 1 person every 3 hours. There are 7 suicide attempts every hour.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations continue to experience approximately double the national suicide rate. In 2017, 165 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons died as a result of suicide, relating to a suicide rate of 25.5 deaths per 100,000 persons (ABS Causes of death 2016).
Please read our Pre-enrolment Course Information. It includes information about the training course contents and dates, structure, fees and the on-going commitment. Please read it carefully and if you have any queries, contact us directly:
P: 9051 7471
Applications are now closed for the current application period. Applications will reopen shortly for the next intake.
Lifeline remains committed to providing Crisis Support Worker Training and has adapted their training, experiences and operations to ensure the health and safety of their team members and community. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Lifeline has reached capacity to accept further applications.
How to apply
Step 1 - Apply online
Step 2 - Interview
We’ll then process your application and inform you if we require any further information or would like you to attend an interview.
Step 3 - Training
Once your application has been completed you will be invited to commence training as a Crisis Supporter.
Applications are now closed for the current application period.
Applications will reopen shortly for the next intake.
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.
Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability