Updated April 2012
What is it?
The Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC) is a non-government, feminist organisation working to eliminate sexual violence against women, young people, children, and men. CRCC is committed to excellence in service provision, access and equity, diversity and social justice.
CRCC provides the following services to survivors of sexual violence and their support people:
- Confidential counselling and support for women, men, children and young people who have experienced any form of sexual assault recently or in the past;
- Advocacy and information;
- 24 hour crisis service and phone line;
- Information and support through all legal and medical processes, including court preparation and reporting to police;
- Face to face counseling services;
- Referral to relevant agencies, services and government departments;
- Limited support for family and friends;
- Education workshops for schools, organisations and the community;
- Support and therapy groups for survivors of sexual assault;
- A free community library service;
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support and Community Education Program - Nguru;
- Dedicated Men’s Service - SAMSSA.
For further information please visit Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.
Who runs it?
The Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.
For all emergencies please call 000
If you intend to report an assault to the police they advise you not to shower, clean your teeth or change your clothing. Making an initial report does not mean you have to go ahead with the process. It is up to you.
Australian Federal Police
Ph: 11 444
Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
Ph: (02) 6247 2525 24 hours/7 days
TTY: (02) 6287 4308 during business hours
National Relay Service (NRS)
Ph: 13 2544 or Freecall 1800 067 167
Telephone Interpreter Service
Ph: 131 450 (available for people for whom English is a second language)