You can use the menu subnavigation to find advice and information if you are experiencing violence; if you are family or a friend of someone experiencing violence; if you are service provider wanting advice to help others; or if you are using violence.

Who to contact

If you are feeling unsafe, call 000 now.


Canberra based domestic violence services

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)
Phone: (02) 6280 0900 (24 hr crisis line)
Website: http://www.dvcs.org.au

Canberra based sexual assault services

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC)
Phone: (02) 6247 2525 (crisis line)
Website: www.crcc.org.au

Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA)
Phone: (02) 6247 2525
Website: www.samssa.org.au

Nguru: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support and Community Education Program
Phone: (02) 6247 2525 (7.00am-11.00pm, 7 days a week)
Email: nguru@crcc.org.au

Forensic and Medical Assault Care (FAMSAC)
Phone: (02) 6244 2184 (Monday–Friday 9.00am–5.00pm)
Phone: (02) 6244 2222 (after hours)
Website: http://health.act.gov.au/health-services/canberra-hospital/our-services/medical-services/sexual-health/forensic-and-medical-sexual-assault

24 hour crisis support services

1800 Respect National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7
Phone: 1800 737 732
Website: www.1800respect.org.au

Kids Helpline
Phone: 1800 55 1800
Website: www.kidshelp.com.au

Lifeline
Phone: 13 11 14
Website: www.lifeline.org.au

ACT Mental Health Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team
Phone: 1800 629 354
Website: http://health.act.gov.au/health-services/mental-health-justice-health-alcohol-drug-services/#aclxrs

Mensline
Phone: 1300 78 99 78
Website: www.menslineaus.org.au