Safety and Wellbeing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Specialist Sexual Assault Support Services

Specialist Sexual Assault Support Services

The sexual assault services provide specialist, free, confidential support (24 hours by phone Australia-wide, and 24 hours in person response in Townsville and Cairns).

The Specialist Sexual Assault Services have support workers who can meet you and can offer ways to help you manage the physical and emotional affects you may be experiencing. They can explain and assist with legal and medial options, including any emergency health care of forensic examinations, and, any decisions about reporting to police.

The Specialist Sexual Assault Services can also advise and assist you to access support from JCU to continue studying or working if you wish. They will ensure your decisions are communicated and respected. JCU Sexual Misconduct Officers can also assist you to connect with the specialist services.


1800 RESPECT – 24-hour sexual assault and domestic violence support1800 737 732
Queensland Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline – 7:30am-11:30pm1800 010 120

Specialist Sexual Assault Services

Townsville Sexual Assault Support Service07 4775 7555
Connect with service after hours via the Sexual Crimes Unit: 07 4759 9743
Cairns Sexual Assault Service07 4031 3590
Connect with service after hours via Cairns Hospital: 07 4226 0000
Tablelands Sexual Assault Service07 4091 4036

Queensland Health Services

Mackay Sexual Health and Assault Service07 4968 3919
Mount Isa Sexual Assault Service07 4744 4447
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Sexual Assault Response Team07 3646 5207

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