Queensland sexual assault services
It is important to be aware that historically in Queensland, sexual assault services have only been funded by Queensland Health to support women aged 15 years and over. Some services, however, are now providing assistance to men and many services will know of local services or workers who can assist men who have experienced sexual violence. Given that due to funding constraints women's service may not be able to help directly, we encourage you to enquire at the services listed on the General Counselling Services in Queensland page.
Queensland Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline
Freecall 1800 010 120
The Queensland State Wide Sexual Assault Helpline is a free, confidential service. This service is currently hosted by DVConnect, which also runs the Mensline Queensland. It is open 7.30am to midnight, 7 days a week. For persons with a hearing impairment: TTY 1800 003 98
9/1220 Sandgate Road, Nundah, North Brisbane.
Face to face Counselling, telephone, email and web counselling, plus online groups for men and a forum for workers. This service is for men, partners, friends, family and workers.
Phone: (07) 3028 4648. See Contacts page this site for more details.
BRISSC – Brisbane Rape & Incest Survivors Support Centre.
This is a free, feminist and confidential service for women from 15 years who are survivors of sexual violence and their supporters.
Phone: (07) 3391 0005 9am to 1pm Mon to Thur
BSAS – Brisbane Sexual Assault Service
RBWH – Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston. Brisbane Northside
Acute response for men and women aged 14 and over who have been recently assaulted. No fees are charged. Access by direct presentation to Emergency Services for recent assaults within 72 hour period.
Phone: Crisis service (07) 3636 5206 (24 hours 7 days).
Community counselling service: (07) 3636 5207.
Offers short to mid-term counselling and referral.
MARS – Men Affected by Rape and Sexual Assault
Stonewall Medical Centre, 52 Newmarket Road, Windsor.
Self help support groups for men established in 1993. No fees are charged to card holders, bulk billing or private billing may apply. Groups open every few months for new intakes and men can stay as long as they like. Entry age is 16+. Male perpetrators of sexual assault are seen individually and a social worker is also available for counselling for both victims and perpetrators. A GP Mental Health Care Plan may be necessary.
Phone: Dr Wendell Rosevear (07) 3857 1222
Jane (social worker) 0410030215
MURRIGUNYAH Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corp for Women
Provides sexual assault support and counselling for women.
Holds a Healing Group for young women weekly.
Phone: (07) 3290 4254
Counselling and support service for women who are or have been in prison.
Phone: (07) 3844 5066
WWILD – Working alongside People With Intellectual and Learning Disabilities.
Located at Wooloowin (Brisbane Northside), Logan and Caboolture.
This service has a Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) counselling program for men and women over the age of 13 years. It also has a Victims of Crime (VOC) advisory service which offers support to men and women with intellectual and learning disabilities, their supporters and workers who are involved in the criminal justice system.
Phone: (07) 3262 9877
ZIG ZAG – Young Women's Resource Centre.
This is a Brisbane-based service that provides sexual assault and housing support for young women aged 12 to 25 years.
Phone: (07) 3843 1823
IWSS – Immigrant Women's Support Service.
A community based crisis and support service which works with women and children of non English speaking backgrounds who have experienced rape and sexual assault. This service also has a Domestic Violence Service and can provide emergency accommodation. Interpreting and Translation services are arranged by phone or on site.
Phone: (07) 3846 5400
South East Queensland
Located Springwood and Arundell, Gold Coast
Provides face to face counselling services for children and young people who have experienced sexual assault or who are at risk, and may see adults who have experienced childhood sexual assault if spaces permit. Crisis phone counselling is available. Fees are charged to non-government referrals, on a sliding scale and starts at $10 per hour. The service also has a Advocacy /Support Officer and operates a Sexual Disclosure Scheme (SADS) to assist the process of disclosure of assaults to the police.
Phone: (07) 5552 3000
or 1800 BRAVE 1 (27283 1)
Centre Against Sexual Violence (CASV)
Located in Logan, Beenleigh & Beaudesert Region.
Provides counselling and support for females 12+ who have experienced both recent and past sexual assault. Counselling contact is made with a recent assault client in less than 72 hours. Clients under 18 are seen asap by a young women's worker, 19+ may be placed on a waiting list but will receive support meanwhile. Not currently funded to provide a service to males but will provide information and referral options. Also provides a limited service to support persons of CASV clients. All client services are free however fees may be charged for training to professionals.
Phone: (07) 3808 3299
Gold Coast Centre against Sexual Violence
Services area Coolangatta to Coomera
This is a community based and controlled sexual assault support service for women staffed by women which provides free and confidential counselling.and advocacy.
Phone: (07) 5591 1164
Redcliffe-Caboolture Sexual Assault Service
Phone: (07) 3833 7300 (Redcliffe)
Phone: (07) 5433 8300 (Caboolture)
Sexual Health Service (Ipswich)
Phone: (07) 3817 2428
West Moreton Women's Health & Sexual Assault Service
Phone: (07) 3202 2076
Operates 24 hours 7 days
Phone: (07) 4982 4358
After hours: 0417 193 236
Gladstone Region Sexual Assault Service
Phone: (07) 4979 1456
Longreach Women's Sexual Assault Support Service
Phone: (07) 4658 3344
Bundaberg (Services an area North to 1770, West to Theodore and South to Eidsvold).
This service provides counselling to children, adolescents, and male and female adults who have been sexually abused and or assaulted, as well as intervention services for those who have committed sexual offences. Clients can self-refer and there are no fees.
Phone: (07) 4153 4299
Rockhampton Sexual Assault Support & Prevention Service
Phone: (07) 4922 6585
After hours: 1800 017 382
Sunshine Coast Sexual Health Clinic (Maroochydore)
Phone: (07) 5441 2459
Sunshine Coast & Gympie Sexual Assault Support Service
Phone: (07) 5443 4711
Sunshine Coast Sexual Health/Hiv Service (Nambour)
Phone: (07) 5470 5244
Wide Bay Sexual Health Service
Room 15 /373 Kent Street, Maryborough
Phone: (07) 4121 5999
Operating Hours: Mon to Fri: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Cairns Sexual Assault Support Service (Family Planning Cairns)
Though not funded to do so, this service does support men.
Phone: (07) 4031 3590
After hours: (07) 4031 3590
Druamalon Sexual Assault Service (Napranum)
Phone: (07) 4069 8160
Mackay Sexual Health & Sexual Assault Service
This service supports men.
12-14 Nelson St. Mackay,Qld, 4740
Phone: (07) 4968 3919
Mt Isa Sexual Assault Service
Phone: (07) 4744 4826
After hours: (07) 4744 4444 (Mt Isa Hospital)
Sexual Health Program (Weipa)
Phone: (07) 4069 9036
Sexual Health & Sexual Assault Services (Mackay)
Phone: (07) 4968 3919
Tableland Sexual Assault Service
Phone: (07) 4091 4036
Townsville Thuringowa Sexual Assault Support Service
Phone: (07) 4775 7555
After hours: (07) 4775 7555
Whitsunday Sexual Assault Service
Phone: (07) 4946 5211
After hours: (07) 4946 5211
Roma Health Service District Sexual Assault Support Project
Phone: (07) 4622 2277
Toowoomba Sexual Assault Support Service
Phone: (07) 4616 6950
After hours: (07) 4616 6000