Speaking up against sexual violence can be hard, but it is the right thing to do.

If you witness sexual violence at your school it is important to let someone at the school know so they can create a safe environment for you and other students. You can report sexual violence to your school councillor, principal, or trusted teacher. You can also contact the services below.

Canberra Based Support Services

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre is available for any woman, child, young person or man who has experienced any form of sexual abuse (adult rape, childhood sexual abuse, ritual abuse or sexual harassment) whether it is a recent assault or an assault that happened years ago.

Phone: (02) 6247 2525 (7.00am-11.00pm, 7 days a week)


The Nguru Program provides culturally appropriate counselling for members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, who have experienced sexual assault, and their families.

Phone: (02) 6247 2525 (7.00am-11.00pm, 7 days a week)

Email: nguru@crcc.org.au


The Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA) offers Men over the age of 16 in the ACT and surrounding region, who are recovering from sexual assault or childhood sexual assault, counselling support and information about male sexual assault for survivors, their partners, family, friends and supporters.

Phone: (02) 6247 2525 (7.00am-11.00pm, 7 days a week)

    Text Only: 0488 586 518

Forensic & Medical Sexual Assault Care

A 24-hour crisis callout service is available through the Forensic & Medical Sexual Assault Care (FAMSAC).

Phone: (02) 6244 2185 or (02) 6244 2222 (Canberra Hospital switchboard)

Email: cfms@act.gov.au

Location: FAMSAC is located at the Canberra Sexual Health Centre located at Canberra Hospital.

24 hour Crisis Support Services

Domestic Violence Crisis Service – 24hours crisis service

The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) provides a variety of services including 24hr telephone counselling, support and access to safe accommodation.

Phone: (02) 6280 0900


 MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.

Phone: 1300 78 99 78

1800 Respect

1800 Respect National is a confidential online and telephone counselling, information and referral service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is for those experiencing the impacts of sexual assault, domestic and family violence.

Victims of sexual assault, domestic and family violence, as well as their family and friends, can call.

Phone: 1800 737 732