Sexual assault is a crime.
Its impact can be devastating. However, recovery is possible and there is help available to assist you.
If you are a victim of sexual assault there are many services you can contact, depending on your needs, to report the crime or to seek counselling and support. This includes the Victims Access Line (1800 633 063) which provides information, referral and support to victims of crime.
In an emergency phone 000 or your local police station.
Otherwise you can phone your local sexual assault service. These services are free and confidential to any male or female victim of sexual assault, their friends and family.
Not only are services available, there are also changes in laws which have improved the way victims of sexual assault are supported and treated in the court system in New South Wales, Australia.
Victims of crime in New South Wales have a Charter of Victims Rights to protect and promote their rights. The NSW Government has recently amended the Charter, strengthening the way rights are expressed.
Royal Commission into child sexual abuse
For all information about the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse visit the the Royal Commission website. The site has information for victims of sexual abuse about how they can tell their story as well as contact details to obtain support. Transcripts of hearings are also made available on the website.
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