Free & confidential services

Find the right person or service to give you the support and advice you need

There are many people and services who can help you along the path to recovery from experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault. If you are not sure what to do - you can talk to someone from one of the free and confidential services listed here.

UNSW First Responders
A network of specially trained staff and students who will listen to you and help you access information about support and reporting.  

Campus Security  
24 hour security to protect you and prevent crime: call 9385 6666  

Psychology & Wellness (students) 
Meet confidentially with a qualified psychologist: call 9385 5418  

UNSW Employee Assistance Program 
Free counselling to UNSW staff and their families. 

Health Services 
Make a confidential appointment with a Doctor: call 9385 5425  

Residential Colleges 
Each College has complaint procedures and support available.  

Student Support Services 
Personalised support on university life, student visas, wellbeing, academic performance, or help navigating university support.

Ally network for LGBTIQ+ 
Support for students in the rainbow community . 

Nura Gili 
Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  

Legal Services 
Legal advice and advocacy for students.  

Women's Collective at Arc 
Contact your Student Representative Council. 

1800RESPECT - 1800 737 732
The national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. It provides support for people experiencing, or at the risk of experiencing, violence and abuse, their friends and family, and professionals.

Medical and Counselling in Sydney, NSW 
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Camperdown - closest specialist sexual assault services to UNSW for young people aged 14 years and older and adults. 

  • Address: Eastern & Central Sydney Sexual Assault Service, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown 
  • Phone daytime: (02) 9515 9040 
  • Phone after hours: (02) 9515 6111 

NSW Health Sexual Assault Services 
Counselling and medical assistance 

Sydney Sexual Health Centre
LGBTIQ safe place  

Full Stop Australia 
Counsellors are available on 1800 FULL STOP (1800 385 578) 

Domestic Violence Information 
With 24/7 contact numbers 

National Home Doctor Service 

The Albion Centre 
A multidisciplinary public health care facility with a primary focus on HIV management 

NSW Victims Services 
Help for victims of sexual assault 

Victims Support Line
Victims Access Line - 1800 633 063

Aboriginal Contact Line
Call 1800 019 123 

24 hour mental health help and crisis line 

Medical and Counselling in Canberra, ACT. 

Canberra Rape Crisis 

  • Women and Girls (02) 6247 2525 
  • Text Only: 0488 586 518 7.00am-11.00pm 7 days. 
  • Men (02) 6287 3935 9am-5pm Week days only. 
  • Forensic Medical Care 24/7 call-out (02) 6247 2525 

Sydney Women’s Counselling Centre

Full Stop Australia
To stop sexual assault, domestic and family violence. Counsellors are available on 1800 FULL STOP (1800 385 578)

Mensline Australia 
Support for Australian men, anywhere, anytime. Call 1300 78 99 78 

Survivors and mates support network 
Support network that gives voice and agency to male survivors and their supporters. Call 1800 4 72676 

Another Closet 
Domestic and family violence support for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex or queer people. 

Here and Now: Trans care after a sexual assault

Provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

LGBTQIA+ support services

NSW Police Assistance Line
For non-emergencies and general enquiries 

NSW Police Adult Sexual Assault 

Sexual Assault Reporting Option (SARO) 
Sexual assault questionnaire 

Crime Stoppers
Provide crime information anonymously 

International Student Legal Service NSW

Kingsford Legal Centre

LawAccess NSW
A free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW.

Redfern Legal Centre

Women's Legal Services NSW 
A community legal centre providing women across NSW with a range of free legal services. Contact Line 1800 801 501. Telephone Interpreter Service 13 14 50.

While there is increased conversation about sexual misconduct many of us don’t know how it occurs, what to do if it does, and how we can prevent it. Here are answers to some common questions.

Behaviour that amounts to sexual assault or sexual harassment is not accepted at UNSW. If you are a student or staff who has been affected by sexual misconduct, here is information about the support and reporting options available inside and outside of UNSW.