The information on this page is for health professionals.
If you are not a health professional and would like to speak to a counsellor, you can reach us by telephone or online:
Get in touch:
NSW Rape Crisis
Sexual Assault Counselling Australia
For those affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Available 24/7.
Domestic Violence Services
For anyone in Australia whose life has been impacted by domestic or family violence. Available 24/7.
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 is also available 24/7.
Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia has established a dedicated unit to deliver training and professional services for organisations and professionals who work with those who have experienced trauma.
We work with organisations that support traumatised people to develop customised evidence-based vicarious trauma management solutions.
All the clinical staff delivering these services are tertiary qualified and experienced psychologists, social workers or counsellors.
Find out more:
Vicarious trauma refers to the detrimental impacts suffered by people who are repeatedly exposed to others’ trauma through first hand accounts or secondary sources; training can provide professionals with knowledge and skills to respond to vicarious trauma.
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia has extensive experience in the provision of comprehensive vicarious trauma management solutions for employers.
Vicarious trauma is a risk for anyone exposed to the trauma of others; it's a Work Health & Safety issue and can be managed.
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia maintains a private therapists referral database to assist in client referral.