It takes courage to reach out. There are a number of UTS and community services that can help you.
If you are in immediate danger or need urgent medical attention, please call emergency services on 000 or UTS Security on 1800 249 559.
If you are a UTS student or staff member experiencing sexual assault or are concerned about someone in our UTS community, please contact the UTS Sexual Assault Support Line on 1800 531 626. The UTS Sexual Assault Support Line is staffed by professionally trained, trauma informed counsellors 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). UTS Security will provide the initial response on the support line outside of business hours.
As other options, UTS Staff can contact our EAP provider on 1300 307 912 and UTS Staff and Students can contact NSW Rape Crisis 24/7 on 1800 424 017. If you are in immediate danger or need urgent medical attention, please call emergency services on 000. UTS Security can also be contacted for support on campus by calling 1800 249 559 (24 hours).
Support at UTS
- UTS Counselling Service is a free and confidential support service from professionals experienced in responding to sexual assault. Personal and academic support is available.
- UTS Health Service offers medical services (not including forensic exams) in a caring, safe and confidential space.
- UTS Student Legal Service (opens an external site) is a free, confidential legal advice service by the Students’ Association.
- The Employee Assistance Scheme (EAP) is a free, confidential counselling, coaching and support available to all UTS staff and their immediate family members.
Support services in the community
- NSW Health Sexual Assault Services (opens an external site) offers free information, counselling, court support, medical treatment and forensic examinations at various locations in NSW. Key services are listed below and for a full list, please visit NSW Health.
- Eastern and Central Sydney Sexual Assault Service: Call (02) 9515 9040 (After hours: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, call (02) 9515 6111)
- Northern Sydney Sexual Assault Service: Call (02) 9462 9477 (After hours: Royal North Shore Hospital, call (02) 9926 7111)
- Southern Sydney Sexual Assault Service: Call (02) 9113 2494 (After hours: St George Hospital, call (02) 9113 1111)
- Westmead Sexual Assault Service: Call (02) 9881 8700 (After hours: Westmead Hospital, call (02) 9845 5555)
- NSW Rape Crisis Centre (opens an external site) is a 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault. Call 1800 424 017.
- Help for Victims of Sexual Assault (opens an external site) is a NSW government initiative.
- Sexual assault your rights and the law (opens an external site).
- Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (opens an external site) is a knowledge and information centre for reducing sexual violence.
- Reachout.com (opens an external site) answers the question: what is sexual assault?
- Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault (opens an external site) works to ensure that women, children and men who have experienced sexual assault have access to comprehensive and timely support and intervention to address their needs.
- Twenty10 (opens an external site) is a Sydney-based service that provides a broad range of specialised services for young people including housing, mental health, counselling and social support.
- The Gender Centre (opens an external site) provides a high quality professional psychological service to the transgender and gender questioning community.
- Another Closet (opens an external site) provides information and support for people in LGBTIQ relationships who are, or may be, experiencing domestic and family violence.
- Aboriginal Women’s Sexual Assault Network (opens an external site) is a network of Aboriginal women from all across NSW who are working to prevent sexual violence. Call (02) 9818 7216.
- Mensline (opens an external site) is a dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns. Call 1300 78 99 78.
- Survivors and Mates Support Network (opens an external site) helps men coping with the effects of childhood sexual abuse with psychologist-led, facilitated peer-support groups based in Sydney.
- Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (opens an external site) is a dedicated service for men who have experienced sexual assault in Australia.
If you’re looking for information on how to report an incident of sexual assault, indecent assault or sexual harassment, visit Report an incident.