Contacts: Sexual offences

 

For information and advice, or counselling, support, advocacy, legal and medical services in relation to a sexual assault, contact the following services.

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria

Web: www.fvpls.org

Gippsland office (services Gippsland):

27 Pyke Street, Bairnsdale Vic 3875

Tel: 5153 2322; 1800 105 303

Melbourne metro office:

292 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford Vic 3067

Tel: 9244 3333; 1800 105 303

Mildura office (services Mildura, Robinvale and Wentworth):

151 Langtree Avenue, Mildura Vic 3500

Tel: 5021 3200; 1800 105 303

Warrnambool office (services Framlingham, Geelong, Hamilton, Heywood, Portland and Warrnambool):

177 Koroit Street, Warrnambool Vic 3280

Tel: 5562 5755; 1800 105 303

Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASAs)

Tel (sexual assault crisis line): 1800 806 292

Web: www.casa.org.au

There are CASAs throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria; see the website for their addresses.

Court Network

555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1800 681 614, 8306 6966

Email: admin@courtnetwork.com.au

Web: www.courtnetwork.com.au

Disability Justice Advocacy

Unit 2, 28A Albert Street, Preston Vic 3072

Tel: 9474 0077; 1800 808 126

Email: info@justadvocacy.com

Web: www.justadvocacy.com

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Services

Tel: 9482 5744

Web: www.emhaws.org.au

InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

Tel: 9413 6500; 1800 755 988

Email: admin@intouch.org.au

Web: www.intouch.asn.au

inTouch is a Victoria-wide service that provides services and programs for women from culturally diverse backgrounds who are affected by family violence.

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

580 Swanston Street, Carlton Vic 3053

Tel: 9341 6200

Web: www.mshc.org.au

Office of Public Prosecutions Victoria (OPP)

565 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9603 7666

Email: info@opp.vic.gov.au

Web: www.opp.vic.gov.au

Office of the Public Advocate

Level 1, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton Vic 3053

Tel: 1300 309 337

Email: opa_advice@justice.vic.gov.au

Web: www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au

Resourcing Health and Education in the Sex Industry (RhED)

10 Inkerman Street, St Kilda Vic 3182

Tel: 1800 458 752

Email: sexworker@sexworker.org.au

Web: http://sexworker.org.au

Safe Steps: Family Violence Response Centre

Tel: 9928 9600; 1800 015 188

Email: admin@safesteps.org.au

Web: www.safesteps.org.au

For security, the addresses of women’s refuges are not available. Safe Steps provides a state-wide, central referral service for women in need of crisis accommodation. It also provides advice, counselling and support groups.

Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)

VOCAT’s principal registry:

Level 1, 233 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9628 7855

Email: help@vocat.vic.gov.au

Web: www.vocat.vic.gov.au

VOCAT operates from every Magistrates’ Court in Victoria.

Victims of Crime Helpline

Tel: 1800 819 817; text: 0427 767 891

Email: vsa@justice.vic.gov.au

Web: www.victimsofcrime.vic.gov.au

Victoria Police: Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team (SOCIT)

Ararat: 5355 1500; Ballarat: 5336 6055; Bairnsdale: 5150 2677; Benalla: 5760 0200; Bendigo: 5444 6752; Box Hill: 8892 3292; Brimbank: 9313 3460; Colac: 5230 0044; Dandenong: 8769 2200; Diamond Creek: 9438 8320; Epping: 9409 8174; Fawkner: 9355 6100; Footscray: 8398 9860; Frankston: 8770 1000; Geelong: 5223 7200; Horsham: 5382 9241; Knox: 9881 7939; Melbourne: 8690 4056; Mildura: 5023 5980; Moorabbin: 9556 6128; Morwell: 5120 0351; Sale: 5142 2200; Seymour: 5735 0208; Shepparton: 5820 5878; Swan Hill: 5036 1600; Wangaratta: 5723 0848; Warrnambool: 5560 1333; Wodonga: (02) 6049 2673; Wonthaggi: 5671 4100

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Level 3, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton Vic 3053

Tel: 1300 292 153; 1300 891 848

Email: information@veohrc.vic.gov.au

Web: www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au

Vixen Collective

Tel: 0414 275 959

Email: vixencollectivemelbourne@gmail.com

Web: https://vixencollective.net

Vixen Collective is a peer-only sex worker organisation.

Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services

Child protection:

Tel (after hours crisis line): 13 12 78 (Monday to Friday: 5 pm to 9 am; weekends and public holidays: 24 hours)

Web: www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/children,-families-and-young-people/child-protection