SCU After Hours Crisis Counselling Support Line and other contacts

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Sexual assault

Further information about the support services and other options available to survivors or witnesses of sexual violence, is located on our Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment page.

Counselling pages

Service Phone
Ambulance / Police / Fire 000
SCU After Hours Crisis Counselling Support Line 1300 782 676 / 0488 884 143 (text)
Lifeline   131 114
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
NSW: Mental Health Access Line 1800 011 511
QLD: Mental Health Access Line 1300 642 255
Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800
Domestic Violence Line 1800 811 811 or if in Sydney area 1800 656 463

The SCU After Hours Crisis Counselling Support Line — 1300 782 676 and Crisis Support Text Line 0488 884 143 — operates between 5pm to 9am on weekdays and offers a 24 hour service on weekends, public holidays and during University closure periods. The service is operated by a team of qualified crisis support specialists who provide support to:

  • find immediate relief from emotional distress
  • explore coping strategies for the current crisis,
  • safely manage any immediate threats to life or safety
  • assistance in identifying pathways to further care.

The service offers immediate and short-term crisis support only. For ongoing counselling contact the counselling service for an appointment.

* This student service has been funded by your Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Sexual assault or domestic and family violence

If you or anyone you know has experienced sexual assault and would like to speak to a counsellor, please contact us to make an appointment.

Immediate Crisis Response

Police and ambulance 000
On-campus — SCU Security Freecall from any campus phone: 1800 004 357

Please seek help from the below services if you have experienced sexual assault or domestic and family violence.


1800 737 732
Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence counselling phone and webchat. Free 24/7


Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Hotline
(02) 9819 6565 / 1800 424 017


Sexual Assault Helpline
Available 7.30am-11.30pm, 7 days/week
1800 010 120

Sexual Assault Services


Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASAs)
1800 806 292 (24/7)

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