If you, or someone you know, is unsafe or needs immediate assistance, call for help as soon as you can.
- On campus – Security 9919 6666 (24/7).
- Off campus – Police & Ambulance 000 (triple zero).
Physical evidence - You may have physical evidence on you (such as hair, saliva, or semen), it is important to maintain evidence where possible.
Medical attention - You should see a medical professional to treat any injuries, and screen for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or pregnancy.
Report your concerns or an incident of sexual assault or harassment. You will receive confidential advice and assistance about your options, as well as referrals to support services.
If you feel uncomfortable reporting, talk to a trusted friend or family member. Ask them to help you make contact or to come with you to report.
- Victoria Police, Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Investigation Teams (SOCIT) find online at police.vic.gov.au.
Reporting to the University
Control over your report
When you report to the University you have control over the action we take. We will not take any action without your knowledge.
Anonymous reports to the University
When possible to contact you, we will provide advice about your options and referrals to support services. However, the University's ability to respond will be limited.
Seek advice & support
Seek free and confidential counselling support.
Sexual assault and harassment can traumatic, so your usual coping mechanisms may be affected. Normal and common reactions may feel strange or uncomfortable. Counselling support can assist you to manage these impacts.
If you feel uncomfortable seeking professional support, talk to a trusted friend or family member and ask them to help you contact a support service.
- Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) 9635 3610 (business hours) or 1800 806 292 (after hours).
- National University Support Line (Universities Australia) 1800 572 224 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until 30 November 2017).