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Immediate Help

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, CALL triple zero (000).

After hours: if you need to talk to someone and it is safe to do so, call the UC Crisis Line at 1300 271 790 or text 0488 884 277

24-hour support

UC Crisis Line

Operated by Lifeline, the UC Crisis Line provides confidential crisis support that is accessible after-hours, weekends, public holidays and during University shut-down periods.

1300 271 790

0488 884 227


Lifeline provides 24 hour crisis support for anyone experiencing emotional distress.

13 11 14

0477 13 11 14

Police assistance

If you are not in immediate danger but would like police to attend or assist, contact the Police Assistance line.

131 444

National Sexual Assault Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Service

The national sexual assault, family and domestic counselling service, available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

1800 737 732

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

24/7 crisis intervention services to anyone who is experiencing, or has experienced, domestic and family violence.

02 6280 0900

Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care

A safe and caring environment for survivors of sexual assault at the Canberra Hospital. Doctors and nurses are available every day of the year for forensic examination and medical care following sexual assault and referrals for sexual assault counselling.

02 5124 2185

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue offers brief support, provide information and advice, and point you in the right direction.

1300 22 4636

MensLine Australia

Free professional telephone counselling support for men with concerns about mental health, anger management, family violence (using and experiencing), addiction, relationship, stress and wellbeing.

1300 78 99 78


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

1800 184 527

Access Mental Health

Access Mental Health is the central point of entry to mental health services in the ACT.

1800 629 354

Community support

Medical and Counselling Centre

Dedicated counsellors and support staff are available to providing counselling support to you.

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

02 6201 2351

Student Wellbeing

The Wellbeing team is available to listen and provide confidential advice, referrals and support. These services are free to access and seeking help will not impact your academic record or your student visa status.

Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm

02 6206 8841

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

Counselling information and support for women and children who have experienced sexual violence and can help with referrals and information about legal or medical concerns.

Daily from 7am – 11pm

02 6247 2525

0488 586 518

SAMSN (Survivors & Mates Survivors Support Network)

A not-for-profit charity that employs qualified staff and men with lived experience to provide services to male survivors, their families, and supporters.

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

1800 4 SAMSN (72 676)

Contact us

If you have questions about the University's commitment to preventing sexual violence in our community or would like to know how you can contribute to a safer campus, please contact us.