This website includes information on sexual harassment and sexual assault and may be distressing for some people. For support, contact the Safer Community Program.
University support services
There are a range University services available to support victim/survivors of sexual misconduct.
Safer Community Program
The Safer Community Program provides support and advice to members of the University of Melbourne community about inappropriate, concerning or threatening behaviour, including sexual misconduct.
Access experienced medical doctors and nurses with a depth of knowledge relevant to student medical issues.
Counselling and Psychological Services
Access free, confidential, short-term counselling, as well workshops, mental health training, and helpful resources.
After hours mental health crisis support
Access immediate support from a mental health professional outside of business hours and on weekends and public holidays.
Employee Assistance Program
Provides free, independent, and confidential services that staff can access for any wellbeing issues, including personal challenges not related to work.
Support for our trans and gender diverse community
Access specialist support for transgender and gender diverse students and staff, including information and guidance around gender affirmation and facilitating connections with appropriate services and agencies.
If you have any child safety concerns, support is available via the Safer Community Program.
Student Equity and Disability Support
Provides supports for students who need ongoing assistance with their studies and a range of supports for students with a disability.
MySafety is an interactive website for University of Melbourne students who are worried about a relationship or a sexual experience, or who are concerned about a friend. It can help you to reflect on things that have happened, make decisions about what to do next, and find out what help is available.
More support services on campus
UMSU, a non-profit organisation run by students for students, provides a range of services, including legal, advocacy and welfare.
UMSU has dedicated Sexual Harm Response Coordinators who can provide specialist support and resources for students who have experienced sexual misconduct.
Student Health and Wellbeing Hub
The Student Health and Wellbeing Hub is the front door for student health and wellbeing resources, events, services and more. Use the site to learn about services and support available at the University, book counselling and medical appointments, learn about wellbeing and mental health activities, explore proactive self-care options, and connect with others in the University community.
Support for you in the community
CASA House (Centre Against Sexual Assault)
CASA House services are free and confidential for victim/survivors of sexual assault, people of all genders, family members, friends and other people who are supporting victim-survivors. You can self-refer yourself to CASA House.
Sexual Assault Crisis Line
The Sexual Assault Crisis Line Victoria (SACL) is a state-wide, after-hours, confidential, telephone crisis counselling service for people who have experienced both past and recent sexual assault.
Beyond Blue works to raise awareness of depression, anxiety and suicide prevention, reduce the stigma surrounding these issues and to encourage people to seek support when they need it.
1800RESPECT is a national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service.
A national charity providing access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Suicide call back service
A free nationwide service providing 24/7 phone and online counselling to people affected by suicide.
Respect education for staff
This professional development program for all University staff will help build your capability and confidence to call out and respond to sexual misconduct in our community.
Our commitments to you
The University of Melbourne is committed to a safe, inclusive and respectful community.
If you have experienced or are experiencing any form of sexual assault or harassment, we need to know. We are here to listen to you, to help you, and to support you.
If you have experienced any behaviours that concern you, you can freely and confidentially report incidents, and access support, advice, information, and other specialist services.
We are here to support you.