Cairns Sexual Assault Services

If you have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse at any time in your life, you are not to blame.

Cairns Sexual Assault Service (CSAS) provides a free and confidential service for anyone affected by sexual violence. We provide the following for those seeking support:

  • Information and support for victims/survivors of sexual violence and their non-offending partners, family members, carers, friends or support people
  • Face-to-face and telephone counselling
  • Referral and advocacy throughout police and legal processes
  • In-service, secondary consultation and resources for professionals working with anyone who has experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse
  • 24-hour crisis support for anyone presenting at the Cairns Hospital Emergency Department or the police after a recent sexual assault
  • On-site clinical care, including STI checks, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception
  • Community education.

CSAS services are free and confidential. We have strict guidelines to ensure your information is private and secure. Any records of your contact with us are kept indefinitely, and you can access your records by request. More information on accessing records, privacy and confidentiality is available by contacting the service, and given in your first session.

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CSAS is an inclusive service supporting all people impacted by sexual violence (recent or historic) regardless of age, gender, sexual preference, ethnicity, religion, personal values or cultural background. Our sister service, True Child & Family Service, supports children and young people who have experienced sexual assault or child sexual abuse or who engage in sexually reactive behaviours.

If you require a support person or have specific communication (translator or sign interpreter), cultural or physical access needs, please let us know so appropriate arrangements can be made in advance.

Cairns Sexual Assault Service
Solander Building
182 Grafton Street, Cairns
(Opposite Martin Munro Parklands)

For all appointments, call CSAS on 07 4031 3590 or email [email protected]

For 24 hour National Sexual Assault Helpline, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

We hear you. We believe you.

Please call CSAS for a confidential discussion on 4031 3590 or email [email protected]

Cairns Sexual Assault Service is available by appointment only. If you are seeking immediate support, please call the National Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 RESPECT open 24hrs on 1800 737 732.

If you or someone else is in danger, please contact 000. If you have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse at any time in your life, you are not to blame.

The Solander Centre
182 Grafton Street
Cairns QLD 4870

PO Box 1678
Cairns QLD 4870
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P 07 4031 3590
07 4031 6017
[email protected]

CSAS services include:

  • Information and support for victims/survivors of sexual violence and their non-offending partners, family members, carers, friends or support people
  • Face-to-face and telephone counselling
  • Referral and advocacy throughout police and legal processes
  • In-service, secondary consultation and resources for professionals working with anyone who has experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse
  • 24-hour crisis support for anyone presenting at the Cairns Hospital Emergency Department or the police after a recent sexual assault
  • On-site clinical care, including STI checks, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception
  • Community education.

CSAS services are free and confidential. We have strict guidelines to ensure your information is private and secure. Any records of your contact with us are kept indefinitely, and you can access your records by request. More information on accessing records, privacy and confidentiality is available by contacting the service, and given in your first session.

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Important Information Update – changes in response to COVID-19

Cairns Sexual Assault Service (CSAS) provides a free and confidential service for anyone affected by sexual violence and will continue to offer the following support to our clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Cairns Sexual Assault Service counselling and support sessions will be provided face-to-face and also by telephone.
  • Cairns Sexual Assault Service’s telephone line and email will continue to operate as usual and responding to all enquiries and new referrals during business hours 9am – 5pm, Monday–Friday.
  • Support workers are also available 24 hours for people who have experienced a recent assault, available on arrangement only by Cairns Police or Cairns Base Hospital Emergency Department.