1800RESPECT provide professional telephone and online, crisis and trauma counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, and assist people affected by sexual assault, domestic or family violence. www.1800RESPECT.org.au (Funded by the Commonwealth Government.)

Information and support 24/7, call 1800 737 732

Australian Childhood Foundation

Making the safety of all children a priority: to achieve cultural change, and change to laws to better protect children, and place their needs at the centre of all decision-making.

An easy-to-use website with advice and links to where help can be had:


SNAP Australia

Our goal is survivor support, public education, and protection of kids. Ultimate goal is to open up the secrets, stop the silence, support those who have already been harmed, and thereby protect children.


Broken Rites

Since 1993, Broken Rites Australia has been researching the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Too often, the church supported the offending clergy while ignoring the victims.  This culture of church sexual abuse was successfully concealed from the public until Broken Rites began exposing this cover-up in Australia in 1993. A similar exposure developed in the United States, especially, after the year 2000, but Broken Rites Australia was already a pioneer in this field.


Department of Human Services (Vic.Gov.)

Where to get help: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/children,-families-and-young-people/child-protection/child-protection-contacts

Creating Family-friendly Communities (Vic.Gov.)