Support services for sexual offences
Where can I get support?
All victims of sexual assault can access sexual assault support services. Victoria Police can provide you with information regarding centres and services offered to you at no cost.
The services provided varies on the support you would like but can include:
- follow-up short, medium and longer term counselling and support
- information and support during the investigation process
- medical assistance and follow-up medical treatment
- emergency housing
- victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal applications
- information and counselling for friends and family members
Your Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team (SOCIT) detective or Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) counsellor can assist you in obtaining the support and help you need.
Contact your local Police or the Victoria Police Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team (SOCIT)
Remember, in an emergency, dial Triple Zero '000'.
After Hours Sexual Assault Crisis Line
Telephone: 1800 806 292
The after hours Sexual Assault Crisis Line Victoria (SACL) provides a state-wide crisis counselling and support service to all victims of sexual assault at any time in their lives and coordinates after-hours crisis responses with CASA for recent victims/survivors of sexual assault.
SACL operates weeknights from 5pm weeknights to 9am the next day and throughout weekends and public holidays.
National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service
Telephone: 1800 737 732
The National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week nation-wide telephone and online counselling service for victims of both past and recent sexual assault and/or domestic family violence. They offer an interpreting and sign language (Auslan) service.
Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)
Telephone: 1800 806 292
Provides free counselling and support to women, children and men who are victims/survivors of sexual assault.
Department of Justice and Regulation – Victims of Crime
Phone: 1800 819 817
Free information and support 7 days a week between 8am and 11pm. They provide information and advice on reporting a crime and information about your rights, the court process, and other services that can help you.
Department of Human Services – Sexual assault
After Hours Child Protection – Statewide
Telephone: 131 278
Telephone: 1800 015 188
Safe Steps is a statewide service for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them.
Telephone: 03 8622 0600 (metro) or 1800 133 302 (regional)
Women's Legal Service Victoria assists women experiencing disadvantage who are facing legal issues arising out of relationship breakdown and violence.
In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)
For more information see
Sexual Assault Crisis Line (SACL) (24 hours) 1800 806 292
1800 Respect (24 hours) national telephone line for victims of sexual assault and family
Victims of Crime Help Line (7 days, 8am-11pm) 1800 819 817
Child Protection Service DHHS (24 hours) 131 278
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre (24 hours) for women and children: 24 hour support 1800 015 188 or 9322 3555
Kid's Help Line 1800 551 800
Reviewed 19 March 2019