Sexual assault is a crime.
Its impact can be devastating.
However, recovery is possible and there is help available to assist
If you are a victim of sexual assault there are many
services you can contact, depending on your needs, to report the crime or to
seek counselling and support. This includes the Victims Access Line (1800 633
063) which provides information, referral and support to victims of
In an emergency phone 000 or your local
Otherwise you can phone your local sexual assault service. These services are free and confidential to any male or
female victim of sexual assault, their friends and family.
Not only are services available, there are also changes in laws which have
improved the way victims of sexual assault are supported and treated in the
court system in New South Wales, Australia.
Victims of crime in New South Wales have a Charter of Victims Rights to
protect and promote their rights.
For all information about the Royal Commission into
institutional responses to child sexual abuse visit the Royal Commission
website. The site has information for victims of sexual abuse about how they
can tell their story as well as contact details to obtain support. Transcripts
of hearings are also made available on the website.