Help

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, or want to help someone who has, you have a right to help. No matter what the circumstances, looking after yourself and getting assistance, care and support is your right. There are some great support services available to victims and to those connected to victims, some of which are listed here. In my experience, going to the police and seeking the support of CASA, while in some ways being some of the hardest and most challenging things I have ever done, have also been very significant in assisting me to heal some of the trauma and hurt of the assault. However you choose to respond to your assault, know that it is your choice and your right to access these services if they can assist you.

Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24 hours)
Free and confidential
Tel: 1800 806 292
http://www.sacl.com.au

CASA House – Victorian Centre Against Sexual Assault
3rd floor, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Also 15 centres across Victoria
Tel: 03 9635 3600/ 03 9635 3610
http://www.casa.org.au

Victoria Police – Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Units
Specially trained police to respond to sexual assault crimes
Locations across Victoria
Tel: 03 9865 5100 or call 000
http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=757

2 Responses to Help

  1. louloumakes says:

    hi kate, here are some more resources:

    Confidential Helpline – National Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault helpline
    1800 200 526

    for men: http://www.livingwell.org.au/Counsellingandsupport/Australiawidesexualassaultservices.aspx

    State and Territory Crisis and Service Numbers

    ACT
    Domestic Violence 6280 0900
    Sexual Assault 6247 2525
    Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
    Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78

    NSW
    Domestic Violence (DoCS) 1800 656 463
    Sexual Assault (Syd) 9819 6565
    Sexual Assault (Rural) 1800 424 017
    Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
    Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78

    Northern Territory
    Domestic Violence 1800 019 116
    Sexual Assault (Darwin) 8922 7156
    Sexual Assault (Alice Springs)8951 5880
    Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
    Mensline Australia1300 78 99 78

    Queensland
    Domestic Violence 1800 811 811
    Sexual Assault 1800 010 120
    Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
    Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78

    South Australia
    Domestic Violence 1800 800 098
    Sexual Assault 1800 817 421
    Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
    Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78

    Tasmania
    Domestic Violence 1800 633 937
    Sexual Assault (Southern) 6231 1811
    Sexual Assault (Northern) 6334 2740
    Sexual Assault (Nth West) 6431 9711
    Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
    Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78

    Victoria
    Domestic Violence (Melb) 9373 0123
    Domestic Violence (Rural) 1800 015 188
    Sexual Assault 1800 806 292
    Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
    Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78

    Western Australia
    Domestic Violence 1800 007 339
    Sexual Assault 1800 199 888
    Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
    Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78

  2. Kate Ravenscroft says:

    thanks, Louise! this is brilliant. much appreciated, x

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