About Us

About Us

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

About Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

The Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC) is a non-government, not for profit, feminist organisation working to eliminate sexual violence against women, young people, children, families and men.


We provide:


  • A 24 hour crisis call out service to police and forensic services every day of the year
  • A crisis and counselling telephone support service 02 6247 2525 between 7am-11pm (7 days a week)
  • Counselling and group work to survivors of sexual assault and their families and supporters
  • Education, training and professional consultation to agencies and private practitioners
  • CRCC is committed to excellence in service provision, access and equity, diversity and social justice.



CRCC works collaboratively within service provision systems in the ACT to ensure that victims of sexual assault and their supporters receive appropriate services that are grounded in international guidelines for best practice in the treatment of sexual assault and child sexual assault trauma.



CRCC is a complex and unique agency that encompasses a service dedicated to supporting men, Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA), and a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander community service, Nguru, that provides crisis and counselling support for the impacts and effects of recent and historical trauma, making CRCC nationally unique for the diversity of services provided within one agency.


CRCC has also received funding through the Department of Social Services (DSS) for Royal Commission Support Services to support people who have been sexually assaulted as children within institutions, groups and industries through the provision of counselling, crisis support and information – provided in person and over the phone.


Vision Statement

To eliminate sexual violence against women, children, young people, men and families.


Mission Statement

Within a feminist framework to be an active, visible catalyst for social change through the provision of high quality services.


Core Values

  • Respect
  • Empowerment
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation


The Objects of the Association

  • The principal object of the Association is to provide direct relief through the provision of aid services to persons affected by sexual violence.
  • The Association works within a political, human rights and feminist analysis, to eliminate sexual violence for people affected by sexual violence.