Queensland Sexual Assault Helpline
Phone: 1800 010 120 or click on this link – https://www.dvconnect.org/sexual-assault-helpline/
Sexual assault can happen to anyone, and it is never your fault. You are not alone. Reaching out for support is an extremely brave thing to do. The Sexual Assault Helpline team are specialist counsellors who will always listen and believe you. You don’t have to tell them your name. Call them for advice and support.
Brisbane Hospital-based Sexual Assault Response Teams
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Crisis service: (07) 3646 5207 – 24-hour service Services the Brisbane, Redlands, Logan, Caboolture, Redcliffe.
Logan Hospital SART team. Phone Logan Hospital on Ph: (07) 3299 8899
Ipswich Hospital – Social worker, Emergency department Ph: (07) 3810 1111
For further information about your local hospital-based services contact 13 Health or 13432524. Or you can access further information at https://www.health.qld.gov.au/sexualassault/html/contact
Police Reporting Options
- Ring Police link Ph: 131 444 or look on the QPS website to contact your local station first, identify that the person you are assisting has a disability as they should do a video recorded interview and some information about what you would like to report to them. They will tell you what the next steps are. It’s important that the person has someone to go with them for the interview who isn’t connected to the incident in anyway or was not the first or second point of disclosure. You can contact WWILD for that support if its needed.
- Alternate Reporting Options are available if the person wants to report the incident, but is worried or nervous, or would like to remain anonymous. For further information, please go to this link. https://www.police.qld.gov.au/units/victims-of-crime/support-for-victims-of-crime/reporting-a-sexual-assault
QSAN is a state-wide network comprised of 23 non-government specialist sexual assault services and is the peak body for sexual violence prevention and support organisations in Queensland. Further information about available support services at: www.qsan.org.au.
Zig Zag provides a place of healing, support, and social action and change for young women aged 12-25 years. Sexual assault counselling, Housing support and community education. Locations for counselling services include Camp Hill, Inala and Nundah.
2 Burrigan Street, Woodridge QLD
Phone: (07) 3290 4254
Empowering Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Adults, Youths and Families. It is a community based sexual assault support service established (1997) and controlled by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander women of Logan City. Murrigunyah is the only specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual assault service in Queensland. We work from a holistic and cultural perspective supporting the social, emotional & spiritual interests of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients and families.
Phone: (07) 3846 3490
IWSS offers free confidential, practical and emotional support to immigrant and refugee women from non-English speaking backgrounds and their children who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence.
Living Well – Men’s Sexual Assault Service
408 Gympie Road Strathpine QLD 4500
Living Well is dedicated to the provision of a supportive, accessible, respectful, service to men who have experienced child sexual abuse or sexual assault, to partners, friends, family and service providers. The website has a lot of useful resources.
54 Reasons (formerly known as Save The Children) – Specialist Support Service Queensland
Victim Connect provides counselling and case management services to people living in Queensland who has experienced a violent crime and/or young or adult males who have experienced sexual assault, age14 years and over. They are located in Brisbane; Townsville and Mt Isa and can offer state-wide case management support through Face-to-Face (centre based) meeting, some limited outreach, virtual or online meeting, or a phone call. They work in a holistic approach looking at practical, psychological, financial and safety needs.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30PM.
Counselling and support service for women who are or have been in prison. Services based in Brisbane and Townsville. Check website for further contact information.
Generalist Sexual Assault Services
The Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support centre is a feminist, free and confidential service for women survivors of sexual violence. This is a women’s only space.
Centre Against Sexual Violence (CASV) Inc. is a community based sexual assault service which is dedicated to serving the sexual assault support, education and information needs of the Logan, Beenleigh and Beaudesert communities. CASV also provides domestic and family violence services to the Redlands area.
The Brisbane Southwest Support Service (Inala and surrounding region) is a Service Program provided through a formal partnership between BRISSC, Zig Zag, Murrigunyah and IWSS. Contact one of those services to access support.
The Northside Service (North Brisbane Region region) is a Service Program provided through a formal partnership between Zig Zag and BRISSC. Contact one of those services to access support.
It provides sexual assault survivors counselling support, education and resources to the Gold Coast area.
It provides sexual assault survivors counselling support, education and resources to the Ipswich and Toowoomba areas.
Ipswich – (07) 3816 3000
Toowoomba – (07) 4642 1354
Toowoomba Sexual Assault Support Service – Kobi House, Toowoomba House
Sexual Assault Support Service Counselling Program is provided to people 15 years and over who have experienced sexual violence at some time in their life.
24hr on call Acute Sexual Assault Support Service to people who have experienced sexual assault within past 72 hours; follow-up support and counselling also provided.
Address: Peachy St. South Toowoomba.
Laurel Place can provide you with information and resources across a range of topics relating to sexual violence including legal, medical, and court procedures. Where resources allow, they provide training and community education to increase awareness and understanding about sexual violence. They provide services to adults (15 years and above) and families and children.
Maroochydore – Phone: (07) 5443 4711
Gympie & Murgon – Phone: (07) 5482 7911
Moreton Bay – Phone: (07) 5499 2096
Bravehearts provides counselling services in Strathpine (North Brisbane), Springwood (South Brisbane) and Arundel (Gold Coast) to:
- Children and young people who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing child sexual assault and exploitation.
- Their non-offending adult family members including parents, partners, siblings and others.
- Children under 12 engaging in problem sexual behaviour (NOTE: Young people aged 13-17 with harmful sexual behaviour are referred to Bravehearts’ Turning Corners program).
Head Office Location: Arundel, QLD 4214
Postal Address: PO Box 575, Arundel BC, QLD 4214
Phone: 07 5552 3000 or 1800 272 831 – Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Fax: 07 5552 3088
Act for Kids delivers evidence-led professional therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced or are at risk of harm across a number of sites in Queensland.
Click on here for more information on services and locations: Act for Kids – Preventing and treating child abuse and neglect
Centacare Sexual Assault Service – South Burnett region – Kingaroy
They provide a free and confidential service is available to anyone affected by sexual violence – either historic or recent. If you wish they can also assist you with reporting anything to police and any court matters.
Ph: (07) 4162 5439
Phoenix House offers counselling in Bundaberg region to anyone of any age or gender who has experienced sexual violence, whether the experience was recent, or whether it happened in the past.
Phone: (07) 4153 4299; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Gladstone Women’s Health Centre – Sexual Assault Service
Opening hours: Monday-Friday; Address: 65 Central Lane, Gladstone CBD
WBSAS is a point of contact for adults, young people and children in need of support, information, counselling and/or referrals.
Rockhampton Sexual Assault Support & Prevention Service – Women’s Health Centre
Phone: (07) 4922 6585 or After-hours phone: 1800 017 382
Outreach services provided to North Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Mount Morgan, Gracemere, Blackwater, Emerald
Centacare – Central QLD have a range of counselling and family relationships services.
Services include Crisis counselling, Individual counselling and group programs, Telephone counselling and support, Telehealth outreach service for clients in rural and remote locations, Information and referral
Address: Mackay Community Health, 12 – 14 Nelson Street, Mackay;
Tableland Sexual Assault Service
Phone: (07) 4094 4036; Opening hours Mon-Fri 9-5pm
Whitsunday Counselling and Support Service Inc. is a not-for-profit community-based organisation offering a range of free and confidential services, provided in a safe and respectful environment. They work towards the prevention and reduction of violence in the community by providing professional support services to people and families who have experienced family violence, sexual assault or are at risk of neglect or abuse. Specialist family counselling is also available.
Locations: Cannonvale Office and Bowen Neighbourhood Centre
Cairns Sexual Assault Service (CSAS) provides a free and confidential service for anyone affected by sexual violence, including Information and support; Face-to-face and telephone counselling; Referral and advocacy; In-service, secondary consultation and resources for professionals; 24-hour crisis support for anyone presenting at the Cairns Hospital Emergency Department or the police after a recent sexual assault; On-site clinical care and community education
Sexual Assault Counselling Australia – This is an Australia-wide for those affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and looking for some phone counselling support. Available 24 hours a day. Phone – 1800 211 028