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Sexual assault can happen to anyone and it is never your fault. You are not alone. Reaching out for support is an extremely brave thing to do. The Sexual Assault Helpline team are specialist counsellors who will always listen and believe you. Call our team for advice and support on 1800 010 120. You can choose to be anonymous.

We are here to support people impacted by the forensic testing investigation in Queensland’s state-run forensic lab. Call our Sexual Assault Helpline for confidential support. If you are seeking information about your DNA sample, call the QPS Hotline for DNA Testing on 1300 993 191.

Call 1800 010 120

Sexual assault is a crime

It has nothing to do with the actions or choices of the person who experienced it and everything to do with a rapist’s choice to use power and control over someone else.

Sexual assault is:

  • any unwanted or forced sexual act, including touching or penetrating
  • feeling scared, intimated or coerced into a sexual act
  • any sexual act toward a person under the age of 16
  • any sexual act toward a person who cannot give consent due to the effects of alcohol or drugs, being unconscious or asleep
  • removing a condom without consent
  • sharing intimate images without consent

Who can call

Any person who lives in Queensland who has been impacted or knows someone who has been affected by sexual assault can call our Sexual Assault Helpline. It doesn’t matter whether your experience was from decades ago, more recently or if you’re currently experiencing abuse, you can call us for support.

How we help

We listen and believe you and support you first with any concerns you have around your safety. We then give you options depending on your situation and what you want to happen. Options can look like information, advice or counselling over the phone. We can also make referrals to other services if you would like ongoing support such as psychological support.

Please call us if:

  • you have been sexually assaulted or sexually abused and are unsure what to do next, or just need to talk.
  • you are unsure if what you have experienced is sexual assault or sexual abuse.
  • you are worried that someone you know may have experienced or is experiencing sexual assault or sexual abuse.

You are not alone and we can help you. Our Counsellors will support you while you to decide what to do next. They will listen to you and provide you with options.

Call 1800 010 120

Available 7:30am –  11:30pm, 7 days.

Talking to someone about what I went through as a kid wasn't easy. It took me decades to open up to someone and that person ended up being a stranger at DVConnect. Talking to someone and get referred to MARS Australia (Men Affected by Rape and Sexual Abuse) has helped a lot.

- Sexual Assault Helpline Caller

How your donation will help

  • Provides operational support to fund our bridging accommodation residence Bella's Sanctuary.
  • Provides emergency transport and accommodation for Queenslanders in crisis due to domestic and family violence.
  • Provides safety planning, crisis counselling and information to those impacted by domestic and family violence.
  • Educates Queenslanders on how to help family, friends and colleagues who have experienced, or are experiencing domestic and family violence.