Support Services

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If you are in immediate danger or fear for your safety, please get in touch with emergency services at 000. 

On this page: 

UMSU Sexual Harm Response Coordinators 

Provide support with making complaints to the university, reporting to the police, and appropriate referrals to therapeutic services.  

The Safer Community Program 

They provide support and advice to members of the university about inappropriate, concerning, or threatening behaviour. Their program is free and confidential. 

Speak Safely Portal 

An online, secure and confidential platform where students can seek support, record, or report sexual assault, harassment, and any other inappropriate behaviour at the University of Melbourne. 

Victorian Sexual Assault Crisis Line

A confidential, 24/7, free telephone crisis counselling service for people who have experienced recent or past sexual assault.


A confidential, 24/7, free counselling service and helpline for people affected by domestic violence, family violence and/or sexual assault.  

  • Phone: 1800 737732 

A free 24/7 crisis support line, run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This line provides a culturally safe, non-judgmental, private and confidential space to yarn about any needs, worries or concerns.

  • Phone: 13 92 76
Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) 

A free counselling and advocacy service for victim survivors of sexual assault.  

They also offer support through events following a sexual assault. For example, if a victim/survivor wishes to make a formal police report, CASA can provide a counsellor to assist them through that process.  

  • Phone: 1800 806 292  

Rainbow Door 

For LGBTQIA+ people who have experienced relationship violence, family violence and sexual assault.  

  • Phone: 1800 729 367  


Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Teams (SOCITs). These are specialist teams that investigate sexual violence and child abuse. 

  • Phone: +61 3 8690 4056 


An educational website created for students at the University of Melbourne who are worried about something that happened during sex, in a relationship or are trying to help a friend. 

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