Contact & support

Finding help and support

The work of this Commission, and particularly the stories of survivors, may bring up many strong feelings and questions. Be assured you are not alone, and that there are many services and support groups available to assist in dealing with these. Some options for advice and support are:

1800 Respect - Call 1800 737 732 or visit

24/7 telephone and online crisis support, information and immediate referral to specialist counselling for anyone in Australia who has experienced or been impacted by sexual assault, or domestic or family violence.

Lifeline - Call 13 11 14 or visit

24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention

DSS funded Support Services

Outside Australia, an internet search can also help you link with services most appropriate to your needs and location, or you can contact the organizations above for assistance.


Within Australia call 1800 099 340
From overseas call 61 2 8815 2319
Open Monday to Friday
between the hours of 9am and 5pm AEDT

TTY call 133 677
Speak and listen call 1300 555 727

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)
Call 131 450 for assistance


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