Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

Have you, or someone you know, been sexually assaulted?

We are a non-government, Feminist organisation working to eliminate sexual violence in our community. 

Providing crisis phone lines, counselling, and advocacy services to anyone affected by sexual violence in their lives. We also provide specialised services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Important update – Covid-19 Response

Updated May 2023

We are mindful of the impacts in everyone’s lives as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, and understand that for some, these still might be uncertain times. We know for people already living with the effects of trauma, these changes are more difficult to navigate.

While most of our in person services are now fully operational, we are still keeping informed regarding COVID19 safety requirements in our community, and for our premises. We are following advice by relevant health and regulatory bodies in the ACT to implement these requirements. 

All services provided by CRCC (as detailed below) have now resumed face to face. Please give us call on the crisis line for further information.

Advocacy support: 

Counsellor/advocates are able to attend call outs to police to report sexual violence, or provide support for forensic medical services 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, including weekends and public holidays. Forensic medical services will be attended by CRCC, where directed by the Police and the Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care (FAMSAC) team.

The CRCC crisis phone line (02 6247 2525) is available from 7am-11pm every day, including weekends and public holidays. Please give us a call for assistance with:

  • Immediate assistance related to recent sexual violence including services provided by Police and FAMSAC
  • If you are struggling to cope with impacts of trauma from long ago
  • If you have remembered sexual violence for the first time
  • If you are having difficulties with the effects and impacts of complex trauma
  • If you need general information about our services
  • If you need emotional support, or referral to other organisations, professionals or community groups. 
  • If you need information and support about Redress Services
  • If you need support and information regarding impacts of sexual misconduct in sports – 1800 ASC HELP (1800 272 4357)
  • Crisis intervention, crisis support
  • Support for non-offending parents, carers and concerned supporters who have had disclosures of sexual assault from their loved ones, or children.

In person counselling services:

  • Individuals who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lives, including children, from the Canberra and surrounding region
  • Counselling services for supporters of victim/survivors 
  • The Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA) is fully operational 
  • Our NGURU program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members is fully operational

Please reach out to us on the crisis line if you need any support, or are looking for information. 


Confidential counselling and advocacy for women and children who have experienced any form of sexual violence recently or in the past, and their supporters.

The Nguru Program

Support and access to counselling for women, men and children of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities and their families and supporters.

Redress Support Service

Providing support to people who have survived or witnessed sexual abuse in institutions to apply to the Australian Government for financial redress.

Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA)

The Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault offers counselling and support to men over the age of 16 in the ACT and surrounding region.

Getting Help

If you have been sexually assaulted you can phone the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre on (02) 6247 2525. CRCC is available for any woman, child, young person or man who has experienced any form of sexual abuse (adult rape, childhood sexual abuse, ritual abuse or sexual harassment) whether it is recent or an assault that happened years ago.

How to Help

The Canberra Rape Crisis Centre is a Public Benevolent Institution, and endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

Every little bit helps, if you want to support our cause please refer to the link below.

Education & Training

CRCC provides information, education, and training to community members and other non-government members, government agencies, service providers and schools about the effects & responses to sexual violence against women, children & men.


The Canberra Rape Crisis Centre has a wealth of resources and information that anyone can access. This includes information regarding what the law says regarding sexual offences, the legal process in reporting an assault and criminal proceedings and much more useful information.

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For client and services enquiries; crisis contact and counselling services

  • Crisis Phone Line: (02) 6247 2525
  • Crisis Text Line Only: 0488 586 518
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For general business, administration and media enquiries

  • Business Phone Line: (02) 6287 3618
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