Sexual Assault


Here you will find information and links to services providing counselling, support and advocacy for women and children affected by sexual assault in Canberra.

Support Services in the ACT
Resource, Advocacy and Research Links

Support Services in the ACT

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre External Link - provides sexual assault counselling, crisis support, advocacy, conducts community education and facilitates support groups. An Aboriginal Outreach support worker is available for women and children.
Phone: 02 6247 2525 (24 hrs)

Forensic & 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.
Phone: 02 6244 2184 (Business Hours) and 02 6244 2222 (After Hours)

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.

Resource, Advocacy and Research Links

1800RESPECT External 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 737 732 (24 Hrs)

About Date Rape Extesernal Link - contains information on Date Rape, safety tips, test your knowledge, stories
and where to find help.

Amnesty International Australia External 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.

CASA (The Victorian CASA Forum Inc) External Link - provides useful online resources, including multilingual information sheets on 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.

The Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault External Link - aims to improve access to current information and resources in order to assist those committed to working against sexual assult.

V-Day External 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 organisations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. The website contains news and information about campaigns and action around the world.