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  • We provide counselling for people of all genders whose lives have been impacted by sexual assault;
  • We provide telephone, online, and some face to face counselling
  • Our services are free and 24/7
  • We understand the legacy of intergenerational trauma from institutionalised racism and abuse of indigenous people.

NSW Rape Crisis

NSW Rape Crisis Service is for:

  • Anyone in NSW who has experienced sexual assault, recently or in the past.
  • Family members or other supporters of anyone who has experienced sexual assault, recently or in the past.
  • Others who have been impacted by this violence, including professionals.

Our service provides:

  • Professional trauma specialist counsellors;
  • Telephone and online support;
  • Information and referrals to other services;
  • Vicarious trauma support and debrief (for professionals including police and journalists).

We can assist with:

  • Managing the impacts of sexual assault;
  • Talking to family and friends;
  • Information on reporting to the police;
  • Information on accessing medical help;
  • Referrals to other services who can help.


Sexual Assault Counselling Australia

Free telephone and face to face counselling for people impacted by institutional child sexual abuse.

Our service is for:

  • Adults who experienced sexual assault in childhood and are involved in, or impacted by, the National Redress Scheme resulting from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
  • Supporters of anyone who has been impacted by institutional child sexual abuse, including parents and professionals.

Our service provides:

  • Professional trauma specialist counsellors.
  • Telephone and face to face support.
  • Information and referrals to other services that can help.

We can assist with:

  • Managing the impacts of childhood sexual assault;
  • Accessing the National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse;
  • Setting up face to face counselling with our own counsellors in NSW, or referring callers to face to face counselling services in other states;
  • Assistance and counselling for those who are incarcerated.


Domestic Violence Impact Line

Domestic Violence Impact Line is for:

  • Anyone in Australia who is or has experienced domestic or family violence.
  • Supporters of anyone who is experiencing domestic or family violence.

Our service provides:

  • Professional trauma specialist counsellors;
  • Telephone and online support;
  • Information and referral.

We can assist with:

  • Managing the impacts of domestic or family violence;
  • Talking to Police;
  • Safety and planning.


LGBTIQ+ Violence Service

The LGBTIQ+ Violence Counselling Service is for:

  • Anyone in Australia who is from the LGBTIQ+ community who has recently or in the past experienced sexual domestic or family violence.
  • Family members, friends and supporters of someone from the LGBTIQ+ community who has experienced sexual domestic or family violence.
  • Others who may be impacted by violence targeted toward the LGBTIQ+ community, including professionals.

Our service provides:

  • Professional trauma counselling provided by counsellors who have completed specialist training provided by ACON;
  • 24/7 telephone support;
  • Information and referral to other services;
  • Vicarious trauma support and debrief for professionals.

We can assist with:

  • Managing the impacts of sexual domestic and family violence;
  • Talking to supporters;
  • Information about seeking assistance from Police;
  • Information on medical help;
  • Safety planning;
  • Referrals.
NSW Rape Crisis
NSW Rape Crisis
Available 24/7.
Sexual Assault Counselling Australia
Sexual Assault Counselling Australia
For those affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Available 24/7.
Domestic Violence Impact Line
Domestic Violence Impact Line
For anyone in Australia whose life has been impacted by domestic or family violence. Available 24/7.
LGBTIQ+ Violence Services
LGBTIQ+ Violence Service
For anyone from the LGBTIQ+ community whose life has been impacted by sexual domestic and/or family violence. Available 24/7.
Online counselling
Online counselling
Online counselling is also available 24/7.

Community Based Counselling Service

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia trauma counsellors are available in Women’s Health Centres throughout NSW. The service is free of charge and in some centres childcare is available.

Our service is for:

Women who experienced childhood sexual assault.

Our service provides:

Medium to long term trauma counselling.

To make an appointment, call 02 8585 0363, email intake@rape-dvservices.org.au or contact the respective Women's Health Centre directly:

Name and link Telephone
Central Coast Community Women’s Health Centre (childcare available) 02 4324 2533
Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre 02 9560 3011
Lismore Women’s Health and Resource Centre (childcare available) 02 6621 9800
Liverpool Women’s Health Centre 02 9601 3555
Penrith Women’s Health Centre (childcare available) 02 4721 8749
Women’s Centre Albury-Wodonga 02 6041 1977

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Counsellors at Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia understand the legacy of intergenerational trauma arising out of institutionalised racism and abuse of indigenous people. We take this into account in providing our services.

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia acknowledges the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal society and culture and the negative history of relationships between Aboriginal people and welfare agencies.

We acknowledge the impact this has on the safety and accessibility of services.

*To protect confidentiality we have changed the names of the people in our stories and testimonials, and used models in photos.