Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)
  • Volunteers wanted for the Family Drug Support support line
Family Drug Support operates a national 24 hr, 7 days a week telephone support service for families affected by alcohol and other drug issues.
Some of the benefits of volunteering for FDS include:
  • Learning and applying practical skills
  • Enhanced self awareness
  • Opportunity to give back to your community
  • Ongoing support and education in your work with FDS
  • Flexible telephone shifts from your own home phone
  • Opportunity to meet like minded persons.
"The time on the lines has been wonderful, the learning and sharing with other parents, siblings, and friends of drug users has been one of the biggest learning experience of my life. Ihave fully appreciated the opportunity to listen and offer support to callers". - Maureen
We are looking for MATURE people who are:
  • Committed to volunteer a shift every two or three weeks for a minimum of twelve months
  • Non-judgemental
  • Empathetic
  • Good listener
Please Note: You DO NOT have to have extensive knowledge of alcohol and drug issues nor do you need to be a counsellor.
COST: Training is only available to FDS members (FDS Membership $30). A training manual is also required ($25)
Note: Access to a fixed land line is essential
  • Volunteer training dates


17th & 18th
February 2018
Day 1 (17th):
9am - 5:00pm
Day 2 (18th):
9am - 4:30pm
Venue: Chermside Comm. Health Training Room, 490 Hamilton Rd, Chermside
Enquiries: Volunteer Manager 0416 212 426 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
21st & 22nd
April 2018
Day 1 (21st):
9am - 5:00pm
Day 2 (22nd):
9am - 5:00pm
Venue: TBA
Enquiries: Volunteer Manager 0416 212 426 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
19th & 20th
May 2018
Day 1 (19th):
9am - 5:00pm
Day 2 (20th):
9am - 5:00pm
Venue: TBA
Enquiries: Volunteer Manager 0416 212 426 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222


New Memberships
Join FDS and support our efforts to help families and friends of current drug users as well as bereaved families. Family support is a key factor in motivating drug users to control or reduce their drug use.
We recognise the vital role that families and friends play in helping drug users maintain good health and regain a normal life.
We help families by providing information and appropriate support through our telephone support line and the FDS INSIGHT newsletter.
Family Drug Support have also produced a parent help and information kit entitled A GUIDE TO COPING to aid parents, families, and friends of drug users. The kit was designed to fill the serious gap in the availability of information and support. This resource also provides help on how to deal with crisis situations such as overdose and up-to-date information on treatment options.
We believe that by helping families of drug users we are ultimately helping the user. To achieve this we need your support. We mostly run on a volunteer basis with a small grant from the government. Therefore your subscription and/or donation will enable our organization to continue its work.
Membership benefits include: A free copy of A GUIDE TO COPING , FDS Insight bulletin for 12 months, invitations to events and discounts on activities and groups. Additional copies of a Guide to Coping are available to members at a reduced rate.
Membership is only $30.00 for one year and only $70 dollars for 3 years.
Members may purchase additional copies of A GUIDE TO COPING for a cost of $15.00 plus $5.00 postage per copy. If extra ordered please ring office for postage costs.
If you wish to join as a member of FDS, please go to the FDS Memberships pageIf your membership has expired, please use the FDS Memberships page to purchase a new membership.
Thank you, 
Family Drug Support
PO Box 7363
Leura NSW 2789