About Sexual Assault Counselling Australia

Sexual Assault Counselling Australia is a service provided by Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Sexual Assault Counselling Australia provides counselling, information, and referral services for anyone who has been affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The counselling is provided by qualified counsellors who are psychologists, social workers or other counsellors. All of the counsellors provide trauma specialist counselling and receive regular supervision, support and professional development to do their work.

We recognise that people whose experience of child abuse falls outside the terms of reference of the Royal Commission may be impacted by the existence of the Royal Commission and the media coverage. These people can also access the counselling offered by Sexual Assault Counselling Australia.

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

In addition to Sexual Assault Counselling Australia, Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia provides the clinical services of:

  • 1800RESPECT – National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service

    A 24/7 telephone and online counselling service for anyone in Australia who has experienced or been impacted by sexual or domestic violence, and their non-offending supporters.

  • NSW Rape Crisis

    24/7 telephone and online counselling services for anyone in NSW who has experienced or been impacted by sexual violence, and their non-offending supporters. Face to face counselling is also available for women who experienced sexual assault in childhood, from various Women’s Health Centres throughout the state (Leichhardt, Penrith, Liverpool, Wyoming, Lismore and Albury).