Sexual harassment and sexual assault are never OK. All students, staff and visitors have the right to feel safe and respected at ACU, and we will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct.

If you have experienced or witnessed sexual assault or sexual harassment at ACU, or been made to feel uncomfortable, frightened, intimidated or threatened, we’re here to help, regardless of where and when this happened.

We offer a range of free and confidential support services, from counselling to medical help to impartial advice on the university’s reporting process.

If you are unable to find a service right for you, please email the ACU Safeguarding and Student Safety Team at or speak to your local ACU Safety Support Officer.

ACU is committed to ensuring confidentiality and will not disclose any personal information unless required by law.

Support services

ACU Safeguarding and Student Safety Team

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

T: 02 9739 2002 or 2002 (from any internal ACU phone)


ACU Counselling

If students have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment, or just need someone to talk to, we offer free counselling. All our counsellors are social workers or psychologists with counselling and mental health experience.

Learn more

Contact an ACU counsellor (log in to Student Portal)

ACU Safety Support Network

We have dedicated staff members who’re trained in receiving disclosures from students and supporting those students through the ACU processes. Safety Support Officers can also support staff who are helping students through a disclosure.

Contact a Safety Support Officer

Off-campus support services

View a list of specialists in your area who can offer support.

Access off-campus support

ACU Medical Centres

Our on-campus medical centres in Brisbane, Melbourne and North Sydney offer services that would be provided by a local doctor.

Contact medical centres

ACU Student Advocacy Service

This service can help students navigate university policies and procedures, as well as help them submit a formal report to the university.

Contact student advocacy (log in to Student Portal)

ACU Campus Ministry

Our Campus Ministry staff provide pastoral care and wellbeing support to students and staff. Talk with a pastoral associate on your campus.    

Contact Campus Ministry

ACU International

If you are an international student and prefer to speak with someone who understands your specific needs, contact your International Student Advisor.

Contact ACU International (log in to Student Portal)

Acacia EAP

Our staff Employee Assistance Program provides counselling and health and wellbeing resources to help staff and their immediate family proactively enhance wellbeing.

Contact Acacia EAP (log in to Staff Website)

Need to make a report?

Report an incident of sexual harassment or sexual assault using our online form.

Submit a report

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