Getting Support

There is a range of support options available to you if you have experienced sexual assault or harassment.  It doesn’t matter if the incident occurred recently or a long time ago, if it happened on-campus or off-campus, or whether you are a student or a staff member.  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. 

Call 1800 572 224 - Support Line for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed by qualified counsellors from Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia.

Counselling Services

For students:

Counselling for students is free of charge and available from Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.  You can book an appointment online or by phone:  

  • Metropolitan campuses:  1300 301 703
  • Mt Gambier Campus:  (08) 8723 1999
  • Whyalla Campus:  (08) 8645 8233

For staff:

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is free of charge and available to all UniSA employees and their immediate family.  Appointments are available from Monday to Friday, 9am - 5.00pm and can be booked by calling:  

  • Metropolitan campuses:  1300 277 924
  • Mt Gambier Campus:  (08) 8723 1999
  • Whyalla Campus:  (08) 8645 8233

Campus Security

  • 24 hours/free call:  1800 500 911 or 88888 from internal University telephones

UniSA’s Campus Security is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

UniSA Out-of-Hours Crisis Line

  • Call 1300 107 441 or text 0488 826 346

(Out-of-Hours runs between 5pm and 9am on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays).

Health Services

  • 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:  

Yarrow Place:  1800 817 421

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service is the specialised service in South Australia for meeting the needs of people aged 16 or older who have been subjected to a rape or sexual assault.  There is helpful information about the effects of sexual assault and ways of managing these effects, which can be found on their website.

Their 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. 

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. 

1800RESPECT:  1800 737 732

Open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

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.