Delivering national leadership for the meaningful reduction of suicide in Australia.



  1. Collaborate with our professional and public networks
  2. Lobby Government for best practice in suicide prevention
  3. Contribute to sector policy and projects

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It is quick and easy to join SPA and work with us to achieve the ambitious shared goal of halving suicides in Australia.

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View the list of SPA's current Organisational Members working toward a meaningful reduction in suicide rates.


15 November 2018

People researching or working in suicide prevention will be United in Action with people with lived experience of suicide at next year’s National Suicide Prevention Conference in Melbourne, Victoria. Presentation abstracts are invited by 5pm 15 February 2019.

9 October 2018

Applications for this position have now closed

26 September 2018

New preliminary data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that the national suicide rate increased over 12 months, from 11.8 deaths per 100,000 in 2016 to 12.7 deaths per 100,000 in 2017, exceeding the World Health Organisation’s global average suicide mortality rate of 10.5 deaths per 100,000.

What’s our position?

Our position statements summarise research, policy and programs in a number of areas, as well as actions that we believe need to be taken.

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Access a comprehensive list of support services to get help for yourself or others. If someone is in immediate danger, please do not hesitate to call 000.

Conversations Matter

Conversations Matter

Conversations Matter is a practical online resource to support safe and effective community discussions about suicide.

Communities Matter

Communities Matter

Suicide prevention is everyone's business. Explore this website to find out what you can do for your community.