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Support after sexual assault

Support after sexual assault

We provide crisis care and counselling to people who have experienced sexual assault.

About us

Northern Centre Against Sexual Assault (or NCASA) is one of 15 CASAs across Victoria

We provide a free service to people of all genders over the age of 12 who have experienced sexual assault (past or recent) who live in:

  • Banyule
  • Darebin
  • Nillumbik
  • Whittlesea

Our service is also free for non-offending family and friends.

Face-to-face counselling is now available again. Phone and video counselling sessions are still available if you prefer these.

Counselling is based on a client-centred model based of empowerment and recovery, and utilises a range of evidence based trauma therapy approaches.

Our helpful Intake Counsellors are available to provide further information or discuss potential referrals on 9496 2240, Monday to Friday after 12.30 pm.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • 24-hr crisis care for recent victims of sexual assault (17 and over), including medical care in the emergency department if required
  • Information about your counselling, legal, forensic and medical options
  • Coordination with police and forensic medical examiners
  • Counselling for adults and young people over 12 years who have experienced past sexual assault, including child sexual abuse
  • Group programs, including women's groups, men's groups and online trauma sensitive yoga
  • Advocacy
  • Community education and consultation
  • Training for other professionals.

Our philosophy

  • Sexual assault is any unwanted sexualised behaviour that makes a person feel frightened or uncomfortable. It is a crime that violates a person’s human rights, and can never be justified or excused.
  • Sexual assault happens worldwide, in all communities and can happen to anyone.
  • Sexual assault is a social issue that occurs because of the power imbalances in the family, justice, political and economic systems. Elimination of sexual assault and its effects can be achieved through attitudinal, social and structural change.
  • Sexual assault impacts on individuals, families and the wider community. The impact can be physical, emotional, spiritual, financial and social.
  • Responsibility, blame and shame for the sexual assault always rests with the offender.
  • The journey undertaken by people is one of spirit, hope and dignity. People can and do overcome the effects of sexual assault.

Contact us

Northern Centre Against Sexual Assault (NCASA)

General enquiries

Phone:  03 9496 2369

Fax: 03 9496 2309

Email: ncasa@austin.org.au

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Counselling and referrals

Phone: 03 9496 2240

Fax: 03 9496 2309

Opening hours: 12.30pm - 5pm, Monday to Friday

24-hour sexual assault crisis line

Phone: 1800 806 292

Location

Building 26 (ref H11 on the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital map)
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
300 Waterdale Road
Ivanhoe Victoria

Link to location maps

Postal address

Northern CASA
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
PO Box 5444
Ivanhoe Victoria
Australia, 3081