Where can I go if I need help?

For immediate assistance

If you, or a student you know, has just been the subject of a sexual assault and the student is in immediate fear for their own safety, or the safety of others, then call 000 and seek immediate police assistance. The police can provide security and gather evidence in relation to the assault beyond what the University can provide.

For free and confidential medical and crisis counselling support:

Support service Hours Contact

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC)

CRCC provides free and confidential crisis and ongoing counselling, support, advocacy and information about medical and legal options. Support for men, women and children who experience sexual assault. CRCC have counsellors on campus 5 days a week.

7am - 11pm

6247 2525

After hours

131 444

ANU Counselling Centre

The ANU Counselling Centre provides free and confidential crisis and ongoing counselling for ANU students. The Counselling Centre are open each day of the year excluding weekends, public holidays and the University shutdown period. Same day appointments are available.

9am - 4.45pm (Mon-Fri, closed 1 - 2pm) 6125 2442

Forensic & Medical Sexual Assault Care (FAMSAC)

Based at Canberra Hospital FAMSAC provides forensic and medical sexual assault care to people who have experienced sexual assault.

9am - 5pm

6244 2185

After hours

6244 2222


National sexual assault, domestic and family violence telephone counselling service.

24 hours

1800 737 732

Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault
(SAMSSA) - part of CRCC

7am - 11pm

6247 2525

After hours

131 444

Counselling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survivors (Nguru)

7am - 11pm

6247 2525

Qlife Counselling and Referral Service
for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex
3pm - midnight 1800 184 527
Domestic Violence Crisis Service 24 hours, 7 days 6280 0900

ANU has also prepared online resources to help you find the right assistance if someone you know has been a victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault.

ANU support

We respect your right to be in control of the decisions affecting you, especially any decision to seek police, legal, medical or counselling support. There are also a number of people on campus who you can approach for support and guidance.

If you wish to make a report, there are services which can assist you. These include:

You can also contact these areas for support:

ANU Security

ANU Security maintains a 24 hour patrol, responding to emergency situations and providing First Aid.
T: 6125 2249
Opening hours: Respond to emergency situations 24 hours/day

ANU Health Services 

Confidential Medical support, information and referral.
T: 6125 3598 Front Desk
T: 6125 9695 Nurse 
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday; 9am-4pm Friday. Closed 12.30-1.25pm & Public holidays.

ANU Counselling Centre

Confidential Counselling, support, information and referral.
T: 6125 2442  
E: counselling.centre@anu.edu.au
Opening hours: 9am-4.45pm Monday to Friday. Closed 1- 2pm and public holidays

Heads of Residential Halls & Colleges

For students who live on campus. Contact the Head of your residence, hall or college for academic and personal support, referral and information.

Dean of Students

Provides confidential, impartial advice and assistance. Advice on formal grievance resolution procedures
T: 6125 4184 
E: dean.students@anu.edu.au
Opening hours: Appointments available 10am-12 noon and 1.30-3.30pm

Access & Inclusion

Access and Inclusion is an educative hub on practices inclusive of disability within the ANU community.
T: 6125 5036
TTY: 6125 3008


Receive free and confidential information, advice and advocacy from one of our lawyers at ANU Students Association (ANUSA) for undergraduate students.
T: 6125 4093
E: sa.assistance@anu.edu.au
Opening hours: 9am-5pm


Receive free and confidential information, advice and advocacy from one of our lawyers at Postgraduate and Research Students Association (PARSA) for postgraduate students.
T: 6125 2603
Opening hours: 9am-5pm

Support for ANU staff

Employee Assistance Program

Adviser to Staff

Counselling, support, information and referral.
T: 6125 3616 
Messages can also be left at 6125 2442
E: staff.adviser@anu.edu.au
Opening hours: 9am-4.45pm, Monday to Thursday 

External Providers


1800 808 374

Relationships Australia

6122 7100

Work Environment Group

6125 2193

Employee Relations Group

6125 0086