Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

Chat online

We are here for you 8am to midnight (AEST/AEDT), 7 days a week. A Counsellor will join the Webchat once available and you will be able to start chatting.

If you are looking for an eating disorder practitioner, you can directly search Butterfly Referral Database on our website.

Please note The Butterfly National Helpline is not a crisis service. In case of an emergency, please end the chat and call 000, Lifeline 131 114 or Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

The Helpline is closed on 25 December 2023, 26 December 2023 and 1 January, 2024.

If you have difficulty logging into the webchat, please ensure pop-ups are enabled on the computer or device you are using.

Please contact Lifeline, Kids Helpline or 000 now.

Police & Ambulance – 000
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800

Butterfly’s Helpline is not a crisis service, so we encourage you to seek the help you deserve now.

At certain times of the day (such as evenings) Butterfly can have a lot of people seeking support. This may mean it may take longer to connect with a counsellor. You will receive a message when a counsellor is available. You are welcome to wait until a counsellor joins the chat, otherwise you can also contact us on 1800 33 4673 or via email at

Please also know that a counsellor may need to limit the chat to 20 minutes at times where when the service is in high demand.

We’re open 8am – midnight (AEST), seven days a week.

Your privacy and confidentiality is important to us. Information collected from the webchat is not shared to anyone outside of the Butterfly Helpline team except when you or someone you know may be in immediate danger, in which case a counsellor may ask for further information to help keep you and others save.

Please also know that if you are using webchat again, the counsellor may be able to see your previous chats, this can help to provide you with a better service. These chats are kept securely and are not shared with anyone outside of the Butterfly Helpline team.  For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Butterfly Helpline is only able to provide service to those living in Australia. If you are logging in from overseas you may like to seek support from a national service located near to you.

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