Canberra Based Universities


Allegations of sexual assault or harassment can be reported to the Registrar – Student Administration.

The Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University community – Counselling Centre.

For allegations of sexual assault or harassment against staff members, students should contact the Director, Human Resources – Human Resources.

The Dean of Students’ office can also help with advice and support if you decide to take these steps – Dean of Student’s Office

ANU – violence and sexual assault support

University of Canberra

The Welfare Officer can refer you to services at UC or around Canberra, or can just be someone to talk to – Student Welfare Office

The University of Canberra Counselling Service offers an array of options to support your Psychological Health throughout your University experience – Counselling Service 

UC – Safe and Respectful Community

Australian Catholic University

Students will be encouraged to report any incidents of sexual violence and harassment to a University counsellor, Security, or to the National Domestic Violence hotline.

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)



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)


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