If you are a survivor of sexual assault and misconduct, you are not to blame and you are not alone.

Help is available to you at UQ and in the broader community. We are here to support you without judgement.

Our Sexual Misconduct Support Unit is dedicated to providing support to survivors, including counselling and appropriate academic, social and psychological adjustments. 

Need emergency support?

If you are experiencing an emergency or have just experienced sexual assault and misconduct then you can call:

  • 000 for immediate police or ambulance assistance
  • UQ Security +61 7 3365 3333 for on campus emergencies
  • 1800 Respect 1800 737 732 for 24/7 counselling support
  • The National University Support Line on 1800 572 224

Support available

Support available

UQ Sexual Misconduct Support Unit

The Sexual Misconduct Support Unit is a safe and supportive place for students to receive guidance around sexual assault and misconduct.

We will support survivors of sexual misconduct and their supporters. Our Unit can provide counselling and appropriate academic, social and psychological adjustments to survivors. 

Find out more about the SMS Unit

First Responder Network

The First Responder Network is made up of members of the UQ Community who are committed to ending sexual assault and misconduct within our campus community.

Contact a member of our First Responder Network to find out about the different support options available to you and to ask questions about UQ's reporting process.

Talk to a First Responder

Community specialist support groups

There are many support services in the community that are specifically tailored to situations of sexual assault and misconduct, as well as additional support to vulnerable groups.

We encourage you to also seek guidance from community groups to find a support service that feels right for you.

Find community groups

Help a survivor

When someone experiences sexual assault or harassment, the people they choose to talk to about it play a vital role. 

It can be difficult to know how to respond and you may be unsure about how to help. Read our guide to help ensure your response is non-judgemental, compassionate and supportive. 

Find out more