If you are in immediate danger, phone 000 (Triple Zero) or go to the emergency department at your local hospital.

If you have recently experienced sexual violence, get yourself to a safe place as soon as possible and:

  • phone the police and/or ambulance on 000 (Triple Zero)
  • go to the emergency department at your local hospital
  • contact a State-wide telephone sexual assault service

These services can help you by providing information and referrals to free counselling and support and medical care, including:

  • emergency contraception
  • medical examinations
  • testing for sexually transmissible infections (STIs).

If you want to report sexual violence that happened to you in the past call Policelink on 131 444.

Alternative reporting options are available for people who don't want to make an official complaint to the police about recent or historical sexual violence, but would still like to report it. This can be reported to the police online and you can remain anonymous.

No one asks or deserves to be a victim of sexual violence. It is not your fault and you are not to blame.

Where to get support

The following sexual violence support services can provide you with immediate and ongoing support:

Queensland Health Sexual Assault Services: crisis support for recent sexual assaults (contactable via your local hospital emergency department)

 

Location Service Name About Contact
BrisbaneSexual Assault Response Team
(for Brisbane, Caboolture, Logan, Redcliffe, and Redlands areas)
Support directly following a sexual assault and follow up counselling and support in the early stages of recovery3646 5207
CairnsCairns Sexual Assault Service
(Cairns Hospital emergency department)
24-hour crisis support following a recent sexual assault4031 3590
IpswichIpswich Sexual Assault service
Social Worker, Emergency Department
Support directly following a sexual assault and follow-up counselling and support3810 1111
LongreachLongreach Women's Sexual Assault Support ServiceSupport following a sexual assault4652 7983
MackayMackay Sexual Health and Assault Service
http://www.mackay.health.qld.gov.au/your-hospitals/mackay-base-hospital/sexual-health-assault-service/
Sexual assault and sexual health support4968 3919

Mount IsaMount Isa Sexual Assault Service
(social worker, emergency department)
Support following a sexual assault4744 4444
ToowoombaKobi House – Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS)
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/darlingdowns/our-services/public-medicine
24-hour crisis response to recent sexual assault46 166 446
TownsvilleTownsville Sexual Assault Response Team
(emergency department)
24-hour Crisis counselling and support 4433 1111

Support Services and Resource Centres:

Location Service Number
StatewideStatewide Sexual Assault Helpline     
http://www.dvconnect.org/sexual-assault-helpline-2/
1800 811 811
 Diverse Voices
http://diversevoices.org.au/
1800 184 527
 DV Connect
http://www.dvconnect.org/
1800 811 811
 Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc
http://www.stopsexualviolence.com/
617 5591 1164
 Kids Helpline
https://kidshelpline.com.au/
1800 55 1800
 Lifeline
https://www.lifeline.org.au/
13 11 14
 Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia
http://www.rape-dvservices.org.au/
1800 211 028
 1800 RESPECT
https://www.1800respect.org.au/
1800 737 732
 Relationships Australia
http://www.raq.org.au/
1300 364 277
 Victim's Assist Queensland
https://www.qld.gov.au/law/crime-and-police/victims-and-witnesses-of-crime/support-for-victims-of-crime
1300 546 587
For MenLiving Well
https://www.livingwell.org.au/
(male survivors of sexual assault)
3028 4648
 Mensline
http://www.dvconnect.org/mensline/
1800 600 636
 MARS – Men affected by Rape and Sexual Abuse
http://live.marsaustralia.com.au/
3857 1222
Stonewall medical centre
AthertonTablelands Sexual Assault Service 4091 4036
BrisbaneBravehearts
https://bravehearts.org.au/   
1800 272 831
 Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivor Support Centre
http://www.brissc.org.au/
3391 0004
 Domestic Violence Action Centre
https://www.dvac.org.au/
3816 3000
(Ipswich)
 Immigrant Women's Support Service
http://www.iwss.org.au/
3846 3490
 Queensland Aids Council (QUAC)
https://quac.org.au/
3017 1777
 WIILD (supporting people with intellectual or learning disabilities)
http://wwild.org.au/
3862 9877
 Zig Zag young women's resource centre
http://www.zigzag.org.au/
3843 1823
BundabergPhoenix House
https://www.phoenixhouse.com.au/
4153 4299
CairnsCairns Sexual Assault Service4031 3590
Central QueenslandCentacare CQ
https://www.centacarecq.com/
1300 523 985
GladstoneGladstone Women's Health Centre
http://www.gladstonewomenshealth.org.au/
4979 1456
Ipswich West Moreton Community Health (sexual assault response team)3817 2444
KingaroySouth Burnett Women's Service (centacare)
http://centacarebrisbane.net.au/domestic-violence-prevention/womens-services/
4162 5439
1300 236 822
LoganMurrigunyah Family and Cultural Healing Centre
http://www.murrigunyah.org.au/
3290 4254
Moreton Bay
Sunshine Coast and
Gympie &
Murgon
Laurel Place
http://laurelplace.com.au/index.php
5499 2096
5443 4711 and
54827911
RockhamptonRockhampton Women's Health Service
http://womenshealthrockhampton.com/services/sexual-assault-support-service/
4922 6585
TownsvilleTownsville Sexual Assault Service
http://thewomenscentre.org.au/services/sexual-assault-service
4775 7555
WhitsundaysWhitsunday Counselling and Support
http://www.whitsundaycs.com.au/
4946 2999
Wide Bay
(Pialba)
Wide Bay Sexual Assault Services
http://www.wbsass.com.au/
4194 5230