Your safety is important to us, this is a friendly, judgement free space with a focus on the health and wellbeing of people.

Hi-chat is a free 24hr service moderated by peer volunteers in the Harm Reduction Community.
Hi-Peers have their own experience of drug use, physical and mental health issues, drug knowledge and down to chat about general life craziness.

Hi-Chat Staff from QuIHN are Harm Reduction Workers and QuIVAA provide trained Peer Workers.
Hi-Staff moderate the chat and are available for conversation every: Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Talk to us about:

– Alcohol and other drugs
– Drugs and your health (mental and physical)
– Combinations and effects
– Harm Reduction Tips
– Support with reduction, quitting, cravings and relapse
– Support, education and treatment options around BBVs such as Hep C
+Everything else you had on your mind


To access our chatroom please carefully read our terms and conditions.
If you agree to the terms and conditions, read and familiarise yourself with our community guidelines.


Want to become a volunteer in Hi-Chat?

In Hi-chat, there are many volunteers, and it happens that we need more on the team. Maybe it’s you? If you are over 18, live in Australia and would like to set aside two or more evenings a month to talk to other people on Hi-chat, we would love to hear from you! Email:

Upcoming Events – ‘Chatroom Takeover Sessions’.
Chatroom Takeovers are educative discussions around specific topics facilitated by healthcare professionals and passionate peers.

Past Events – ‘Chatroom Takeover Sessions’.
– International Overdose Awareness Day August 31st – Chatroom Takeover Launch Tuesday 1pm-3pm
– Women & Femmes chatroom sesh!

Hi-Chat launched in August 2021, we are still building up our peer community which means at times there may not be someone there to talk to but we are trying our best to moderate this space as much as possible and to ensure fellow hi=chatters have someone to talk to when in need!

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