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

National Services

The National Information Service (NIS) provides information and referrals for individuals, organisations and employers about a range of human rights and discrimination issues.  This service is free and confidential.

Phone: 1300 656 419

(02) 9284 9888 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm AEST, closed Tuesday, 1pm-5pm)