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If you’ve been sexually assaulted, you can get help and support. There are a number of services available nationally, such as 1800 RESPECT, but there are also state- and territory-based services as well.

This can help if:

  • you're not sure what sexual assault support services are available
  • you want information on sexual assault support services in your state
  • you want information on phone-based and online support services.
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Translating and Interpreting Service

For callers who require a translating or interpreting service.

Phone 13 14 50 and ask them to contact the phone number of the service you want to get in touch with below.

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 below.

Speak and Listen: Phone 1300 555 727 and ask them to contact the number you want below.

National sexual assault support


Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence counselling phone and webchat. Free 24/7

Phone: 1800 737 732

Adults Surviving Child Abuse

Telephone counselling and digital support for survivors

Phone: 1300 657 380


Telephone counselling for survivors and child protection advocacy

Phone: 1800 272 831

Living Well

Online support for male survivors of sexual assault

New South Wales

Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Hotline

Telephone and online crisis counselling

Phone: (02) 9819 6565 or 1800 424 017

NSW Health Sexual Assault Services

Directory of support services in New South Wales

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

Group support for male survivors

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC)

Free face-to-face support services for victims/survivors

Phone: (02) 6247 2525

Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA)

Counselling support, face-to-face or over the telephone for male survivors

Phone: (02) 6247 2525

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Crisis Line

Phone: 1800 019 116

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Darwin)

Available 24/7

Phone: (08) 8922 6472

Sexual Assault Referral Centre and Counsellor (Alice Springs)

Available 24/7

Phone: (08) 8952 6075


Sexual Assault Helpline

Available 7.30 am – 11.30 pm, 7 days/week

Phone: 1800 010 120

Mensline (DV Connect)

Free confidential telephone, counselling, referral and support service for men

Available 9 am – 11.30 pm, 7 days/week

Phone: 1800 600 636

Sexual Assault Services

Directory for support services in Queensland

South Australia

Yarrow Place

24 hour crisis response service, professional counselling, support groups, collection of forensic evidence

Phone: (08) 8226 8787 or 1800 817 421

South Australia’s Victim Support Service

Phone: (08) 8231 5626 or 1800 182 368


Southern Sexual Assault Service (SASS)

Available 24/7 - Face-to-face, telephone and online support services

Phone: (03) 6231 1817

Laurel House Launceston

24/7 Crisis Line

Phone: 0409 800 394

Support and counselling

Phone: (03) 6334 2740


Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASA)

Available 24/7 - Face-to-face, telephone and online support services

Phone: 1800 806 292

Victorian Women’s Health Services

Face-to-face, telephone and online support services for women in Victoria

Phone: (03) 9664 9300

Western Australia

Sexual Assault Resource Centre

Emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service for Perth, Western Australia

Phone: Admin 08 6458 1820, 24hr Crisis line: 08 6458 1828

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