Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Here you can find information and links to websites and services which will assist in finding support for individuals and families affected by domestic and family violence.

Domestic Violence Crisis Service External Link provides information, support, referral, and counselling service for individuals in crisis affected by domestic violence.
Phone: 02 6280 0900

Domestic Violence and Protection Order Unit (Legal Aid) External Link - this area of the Magistrates Court provides individuals assistance with Domestic Violence and Personal Protection orders.
Phone: 02 6217 4299

Domestic Violence Prevention Council (DVPC) External Link - is a peak advisory body to the ACT Government on domestic violence issues. The website also provides links to assist women experiencing domestic violence. 

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region External Link - provides a range of services for both victims and perpetrators. Program includes: Anger Management for Men, Anger Management for Women and couple, individual or family counselling.

National Helpline provides access to an experienced counsellor for a confidential discussion and referral to local support.
Phone: 1800 200 526 (24 hrs)

Victim Support ACTExternal Link- provides victims of crime with counselling and other support services. Also provides information on your rights and entitlements, as well as advocacy and assistance with the criminal justice system.
Phone: 1800 822 272

Canbera Rape Crisis CentreExternal Link - Provides sexual assault counselling, crisis support, advocacy, community education and facilitation of support groups.  An Aboriginal Outreach support worker is available for women and children.
Phone: 02 6247 2525

Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care (FAMSAC)External Link - Provides forensic examination and medical care following sexual assault. This should be attended to as soon as possible. A doctor is on call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day for cases of recent sexual assault.

The Sexual Assault Reform Program (SARP)External Link - Provides information and resources to victims of sexual offences who have reported the crime to police, or are thinking about reporting to police. The website provides information about the steps in the system once you have reported to police and information about the support and assistance available to you, whether or not you decide to report the incident to police.

1800RESPECTExternal Link - Provides free 24/7 telephone and online crisis and trauma counselling services for anyone impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence.
Phone:– 1800 737732

Amnesty International AustraliaExternal Link -  Stop Violence Against Women Amnesty International is bringing together men and women in a campaign to stop violence against women in Australia and around the world.

The Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual AssaultExternal Link - Aims to improve access to current information and resources in order to assist those committed to working against sexual assault.

Reach Out!External Link - A web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times. Provides online support information for young people on a range of issues - including sexual assault.

V DayExternal Link - A global movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day promotes events to increase awareness and raise money for grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. The website contains news and information about campaigns and action around the world.