If you have been sexually assaulted please contact your nearest Centre Against Sexual Assault. In Victoria, phone 1800 806 292. In the rest of Australia phone 1800 RESPECT
Getting help >
This website was constructed for victim/survivors of recent sexual assault. Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual behaviour or activity that makes the victim/survivor feel uncomfortable, frightened or threatened. Please see our main site or ring us if you need more information.
What can I do now?
If you have been raped and you are undecided about legal action, it is better if you can preserve evidence:
resist the u...
Why get counselling?
When you have been sexually assaulted it can effect your life in different ways. It affects your feelings and thoughts....
I'm under 18
Will CASA tell my parents?
What you say when you speak to a CASA counsellor/advocate, either in person or on the phone, ...
Caring for yourself >
Each individual victim/survivor of sexual assault has their own personal and private experience. The way you respond to the assault is determined by a multitude of factors. However, just as there are common patterns of sexual assault, there are common responses to sexual assault.
Common reactions and feelings
Each individual victim of sexual assault has their own personal and private experience. The way they respond to the assa...
Coping with nightmares & flashbacks
Most people have dreams when they sleep, although they may not always remember them when they wake. Dreams ar...
How can I make things normal?
No one can change what you have experienced. You are dealing with the consequences of sexual assault which is often a l...
Medical information >
If you’ve been sexually assaulted or abused, it’s a good idea to have a health check-up — even if you decide not to report the assault to the police. You can have a check-up with your doctor or contact a CASA. This is to treat any injuries, discuss pregnancy options (if applicable) and check for sexually transmissible infections. If you do not want to speak about the assault, you can say you had unprotected sex.
If you’ve been sexually assaulted or abused , it’s a good idea to have a health check-up — even if you decide not to rep...
What happens if I attend a crisis care unit (CCU)?
As a victim of sexual assault, you have the right to attend a Crisis Care Unit (usually at a local hospital which is aff...
Seeing a doctor
You will be offered free access to a doctor or nurse so that your health needs can be met and you can obtain medical car...
Legal information >
For many victim/survivors, a successful trial is a vital milestone in their recovery and a primary source of affirmation by society that they were indeed, the innocent victim of a heinous crime.
Reporting an assault to the police
In Victoria there is no time limit on reporting sexual assault . This means you can report an assault that happened year...
Applying for compensation
In all States, victims of sexual assault are entitled to apply for monetary compensation by the state for the crime whic...
If you are concerned that you may see the person again, you can apply for an intervention order. There are two types:
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Other SECASA websites
South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence
The SECASA website has information for for victim/survivors of sexual and physical assault, children and adults, female ...
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This website contains information for young people about sexual assault, family violence and relationships.
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Sexual Assault Report Anonymously
This site allows you to report a sexual assault anonymously to the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault. Informat...
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