To keep us all safe, Student Wellbeing Services (Counselling, Disability and Welfare) are offering students the next available online appointment. If you require a face-to-face appointment, please discuss this with Wellbeing staff at the time of booking.

Support for survivors of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment

If you have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault, support is available.

In any emergency, call 000.

Western is committed to creating safer communities. We treat information regarding sexual assault or sexual harassment seriously.

Sexual violence is never OK. It is always the fault of the perpetrator.

After trauma, survivors may feel confused, overwhelmed or nothing at all. This page (opens in a new window) covers some impacts and other questions you may have. Here's (opens in a new window) a blog on understanding trauma from a uni student's perspective.

Support at Western

Free, confidential and professional counselling is available for all Western students and staff



Support in the community

‚ÄčAll support services offer free interpreting and accessibility support. Contact the National Relay Service (opens in a new window) (accessibility) 1800 555 677 and the Translating and Interpreting Service (opens in a new window) 13 14 50

Sexual Assault Services (opens in a new window)

  • Penrith Springfield Cottage (02) 4734 2512 (bh); (02) 4734 2000 (ah)
  • Macarthur / Bowral Sexual Assault Service (02) 4633 4100 (bh); (02) 9828 3000 (ah)
  • Liverpool / Fairfield Sexual Assault Service (02) 9828 4844 (bh); (02) 9828 3000 (ah)
  • Lithgow Sexual Assault Service (02) 4734 2512 (bh); (02) 4734 2000 (ah)
  • The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (children and young people under 18 years of age) (02) 9845 2434 (bh) (02) 9845 0000 (ah)
  • Blacktown/Mt Druitt The WASHouse Sexual Assault Service  (02) 9881 8700 (bh); (02) 9845 5555 (Adult) (ah); (02) 9845 0000 (Children) (ah)
  • Bankstown Sexual Assault Service (02) 9828 4844 (business hours); (02) 9828 3000 (after hours)
  • Richmond Women's Cottage (opens in a new window) 

International students

Information in various languages

Women's Health Centres (opens in a new window)

LGBTIQQA+ people

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders



Mental Health