Sexual assault and harassment
Sexual assault is any sexual acts without consent. It can include being forced, coerced, or tricked into an act or any unwanted behaviours.
Harassment is when a person is treated less favourably on the basis of certain personal characteristics e.g.: gender identity, age, race. Sexual assault and harassment can happen to all people from all back grounds, aged and genders. It is NOT the victim’s fault.
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- Phone 000 for emergency assistance from the police or an ambulance .
- Call Campus Security for help on campus or request a security escort.
- Call 1800 961 991 for sexual assault counselling and support. This number is answered by the Charles Sturt Counselling Service team.
Your information is kept confidently and is not reported to authorities.
In circumstances where information is reported, it is in accordance with the law where counsellors are required to disclose sensitive information when there are situations of imminent harm to yourself or others, child welfare concerns, subpoena or court orders and commitment of a major criminal offence.
When you call, the sexual assault counselling and support line, the staff will provide support and information about specialist service options if you wish to access them.
After business hours the phone number will divert to the National Support Line to ensure access to supports 24hrs – 7 days a week.
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Support at Charles Sturt University chevron_right
Support outside Charles Sturt University chevron_right
- Contact 1800 RESPECT for 24-hour support
- Contact the NSW Rape Crisis Centre for counselling
- Call Lifeline for 24-hour crisis support
Domestic Violence Supports
- Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Contact Relationships Australia
- Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline 1800 019 123
More information and support services