Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Sexual abuse and assault

Follow the links below to find trusted information about sexual abuse and assault.

Last reviewed: July 2016

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Found 76 results

Protect your child from sexual abuse - NT.GOV.AU

Find out more about protecting your child from sexual abuse.

Read more on NT Health website

Sexual assault information for men

There are specific issues that affect men who have been sexually assaulted or abused.

Read more on WA Health website

Sexual assault support | Abuse and violence | ReachOut Australia

If youve been sexually assaulted, you can get help and support.

Read more on ReachOut.com website

What is sexual assault? | Abuse and violence | ReachOut Australia

If youve been sexually assaulted, you might experience a range of emotions and its important to know there are support services that can help you.

Read more on ReachOut.com website

Common myths about sexual assault

There are many myths and untruths about sexual assault and sexual abuse. These are often disguised as facts or are community held beliefs. These myths can make it hard for people to recover because they tend to blame the victim and defend the perpetrator.

Read more on WA Health website

What to do if you want to report sexual assault to the police

You may decide you want to report the sexual assault or sexual abuse to the police. This is an individual decision which only you can make.

Read more on WA Health website

Information and Contact for Royal Commission

Information about different ways people can interact with Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Read more on Blue Knot Foundation website

Offensive and illegal content complaints | Office of the eSafety Commissioner

Investigating complaints about potential illegal online material and working toward the rapid reporting and removal of online child sexual abuse material.

Read more on Office of the eSafety Commissioner website

Teen Health - Health Topics - Surviving sexual abuse

Sexual abuse is a serious crime and can have many short and long term effects on a victim or survivor. The effects of sexual abuse are not the same for every person. People may feel a variety of emotions that depend on their own circumstances.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Child sexual assault: protecting your child - myDr.com.au

Child sexual assault: how to help protect your child; signs of child sexual assault; and what to do if you suspect child sexual assault.

Read more on myDr website

Check your symptoms Find a health service

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice and information you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo
Feedback