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1800RESPECT is a national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.

Services provided

  • Telephone counselling
  • Online counselling


Available to anyone in Australia.

How to access

Call (toll free) 1800 737 732

Visit the 1800RESPECTExternal Link website

1800RESPECT provides free access to interpreting services for callers who are not confident with English.

The National Relay Service (NRS)External Link is available to help callers who are d/Deaf, or find it hard to hear or speak to hearing people on the phone.

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.


  • 1800RESPECT is a free service.
  • Calls are free from landlines.
  • Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.




  • The 1800RESPECTExternal Link counselling service is also available to anyone who has family members, friends or work colleagues affected by sexual assault, domestic or family violence.


In an emergency, call triple zero (000).

For crisis counselling, call: