Sexual assault support

There are a number of services available for you regardless of where you live in Australia. National services like 1800 RESPECT can support you no matter what state or territory you are in. But there are also state and territory based services in Victoria, New South WalesAustralian Capital TerritoryNorthern TerritoryQueenslandSouth AustraliaTasmania and Western Australia.

You should read this if:

  • You're not sure what sort of sexual assault support services are available
  • You want information on state-based sexual assault support services
  • You want information on phone-based and online support services
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*Interpreter/translator and access for hearing disabilities at the bottom of page

National

1800 RESPECT
1800 737 732
Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence counselling phone and webchat. Free 24/7
1800respect.org.au

Adults Surviving Child Abuse
Counselling and support for survivors                   
1300 657 380
asca.org.au

Bravehearts
Counselling for survivors and child protection advocacy                    
1800 272 831
bravehearts.org.au

Living Well
Online support for male survivors of sexual assault
livingwell.org.au

NSW

Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Hotline  
(02) 9819 6565 / 1800 424 017
nswrapecrisis.com.au

NSW Health Sexual Assault Services       
health.nsw.gov.au

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)
Support for male survivors
samsn.com.au

ACT

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC) 
(02) 6247 2525
crcc.org.au

Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA)
(02) 6247 2525
samssa.org.au

NT

Northern Territory Crisis Line     
1800 019 116

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Darwin)               
(08) 8922 6472 (24/7)

Sexual Assault Referral Centre and Counsellor (Alice Springs)
(08) 8952 6075 (24/7)

QLD

Sexual Assault Helpline
Available 7.30am-11.30pm, 7 days/week
1800 010 120

Mensline (DV Connect)
Available 9.00am-11.30pm, 7 days/week
1800 600 636
dvconnect.org/mensline/

Sexual Assault Services
health.qld.gov.au

SA

Yarrow Place
(08) 8226 8787 or 1800 817 421
yarrowplace.sa.gov.au

South Australia’s Victim Support Service
(08) 8231 5626 / 1800 182 368 
victimsa.org/

TAS

Southern Sexual Assault Service (SASS)
(03) 6231 1817 (24/7)
sass.org.au

Laurel House Launceston
For the 24/7 Crisis Line 0409 800 394
For support and counselling (03) 6334 2740
laurelhouse.org.au

VIC

Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASAs)
1800 806 292 24/7
casa.org.au

Victorian Women’s Health Services
(03) 9664 9300
whv.org.au/

WA

Sexual Assault Resource Centre
(08) 9340 1828 / 1800 199 888 (free call)
kemh.health.wa.gov.au

*Translating and Interpreting Service -  (for callers who require a translating or interpreting service)
National Call 13 14 50 and ask them to contact the phone number of the service you want to get in touch with 

*National Relay Service (for callers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment)
TTY/Voice Calls - phone 133 677 and ask them to contact the number you want
Speak and Listen - phone 1300 555 727 and ask them to contact the number you want

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Last reviewed: 12 August, 2015
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