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External Support Services

if you need support in Australia, please reach out to one of the services listed below

Mental Health & Social Support

If this research has brought up upsetting memories or emotions, please contact the following organisations for support:

  • Lifeline: Crisis Support ( – Ph: 13 11 14

  • QLife: Counselling and mental health support ( – Ph: 1800 184 527

  • BeyondBlue: Mental Wellbeing ( – Ph: 1300 224 636

  • Men’s Line: Men’s counselling service (  – Ph: 1300 78 99 78

  • Women’s Information and Referral Exchange: Generalist information, support and referral service ( – Ph: 1300 134 130

  • Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic: Free sexual health testing and treatment ( – Ph: 03 9341 6200

  • Sydney Sexual Health Centre: Offers testing, treatment and management for STI’s and HVI (

  • NSW Sexual Health Infolink: Telephone and internet based information and referral service ( – Ph: 1800 451 624

  • SA Regional Counselling: Telephone and online information and counselling service-( 1300 032  186 (South Australia)

  • Aboriginal Counselling Services: Counselling services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people-Ph  0410 539 905 ( (All states and territories, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)

Sexual Assault Support

In addition, if you require support for primary or secondary distresses experienced as a result of talking about or reflecting on own, or hearing or reading about accounts of sexual assault, exploitation or coercion, the following sexual assault services are available:

  • Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault: provides support and intervention to women, children and men who are victim/survivors of sexual assault (

  • 1800 Respect: national sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service available 24/7 ( – Ph: 1800 737 732

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line Victoria: a state-wide, after-hours, confidential, telephone crisis counselling service for people who have experienced both past and recent sexual assault ( – Ph: 1800 806 292

  • NSW Rape Crisis Centre: a 24/7 telephone and online counselling service for anyone in NSW – men and women – who have experienced or is at risk of sexual assault and their non offending supporters ( – Ph: 1800 424 017

Crime & Cybersafety

The eSafety Commissioner ( provides information for a broad range of online safety issues including online abuse, domestic and family violence, the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, cyberbullying and wearable technology. 

If you require immediate assistance call 000. If you would like to report a crime contact your local police station.

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