Additional Support

There are a range of support options available to staff that have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment. It doesn’t matter if the incident occurred recently or a long time ago, if it happened on-campus or off-campus, support is always available and we encourage you to make use of the free and confidential services both at UniSA or, if you prefer, outside of the University.

If you're providing support to someone who's disclosed sexual assault or sexual harassment, view our guide for staff to find out support services available to you.

If the notification is related to a person under the age of 18, you are required to report.

It is very important that, where urgent medical or other help and support is needed, you do not wait for a response to a phone call or e-mail.  For example, it may be necessary for you to contact the Police, or an ambulance, immediately after a serious incident occurs.

Immediate support for Staff

If you are in danger, call 000 for ambulance or police response. For non-urgent police assistance, call 131 444.

UniSA Campus Security

If you are on a UniSA campus and are concerned about your safety, call Campus Security on 1800 500 911 or 88888 from internal University telephones.

They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 


The Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all UniSA employees and their immediate family, and HDR students.  You can access face-to-face consultations (3 metropolitan locations) and/or telehealth appointments. If you identify as an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander, and would prefer to talk to an Aboriginal Counsellor, please let Human Psychology know when you call to make an appointment.

Face to face appointments are available from Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm and a tele-health service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Appointments can be made by calling 1300 277 924.

SafeZone App

SafeZone is an app that can be used on all UniSA Campuses. It connects you directly to the UniSA Security team should you need our assistance or emergency support while you are on campus.

Health Services

If you have been sexually assaulted you may have health concerns that you would like to discuss with a doctor.  Common health concerns that you could discuss with the doctor include injuries, concerns about pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other health concerns such as sleeping difficulties, eating problems, or feeling sick.  You can also ask the doctor for a certificate if you think you will need to take some time off work or university. 

  • UniSA Medical Clinic:  1300 172 996

The UniSA Medical Clinic has been established to provide acute and preventative health care.  In addition to standard medical care the clinic provides innovative programs and services which target the personal care and health of all UniSA students, UniSA staff and the general public.

You can visit your normal GP or medical centre. If you don’t have a regular GP you can find one here:  

The role of the Designated First Responder

Designated First Responders are members of the UniSA community who, as part of their position, are a first point of contact for anyone who has been subjected to sexual assault or sexual harassment. First Responders are trained to provide you with information on the support services and notification options available to you. They understand that notifying an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment can be difficult, and they will listen to your concerns without judgement and guide you to the right services. They will respect your right to choose services and whether to make a formal report to the University or the police. 

Making contact with a Designated First Responder

A group of ‘designated first responders’ has been identified who can provide a first point of contact and assistance for anyone who has been subjected to sexual assault or harassment. Designated first responders are trained to provide information about support and reporting options:


Yarrow Place:  08 8226 8787 (24 hours/7 days) and 1800 817 421 (country callers)

Yarrow Place is the lead public health agency responding to adult rape and sexual assault in South Australia. They provide free, direct services to people aged 16 years or older who have been raped or sexually assaulted or who were aged 16 years or older at the time of the assault. 

Direct services include 24 hour crisis response service (medical and counselling services for recent sexual assault), professional counselling, therapeutic support groups for recent and past sexual assault, collection of forensic evidence as requested by those people who have made, or wish to make, a report to the police and referral to other services, as appropriate. 

1800RESPECT:  1800 737 732

1800 RESPECT is a national counselling and support service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic and family violence. You can call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 - the hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also chat online via their website.

SHine SA:  1300 794 584

SHine SA is the lead sexual health agency in South Australia and welcomes people who are intersex, gender diverse and of all sexualities.  SHine SA is a provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship wellbeing.  They provide nurse-led and medical clinical assessment, treatment and counselling services across nine clinical sites.  SHine SA may charge a fee for service.

Living Well:  07 3028 4648

Living Well provides supportive, accessible and respectful service to men who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault, their partners, friends and family. This is a free service. 

QLife:  1800 184 527

QLife is a national telephone and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, families and friends.  QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to people of all ages across the full breadth of people’s bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, and lived experiences.

Lifeline:  13 11 14

Lifeline is a national charity providing anyone experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.  This is a free service.

beyondblue:  1300 22 4636

beyondblue provides free information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.