Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is the emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service for Perth, Western Australia.

SARC is located in Perth, Western Australia, has over 35 years of experience in providing high-quality care for females and males, 13 years and over, who have been affected by sexual assault (also called rape) or sexual abuse. SARC provides a 24-hour emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service in metropolitan Perth. This involves medical care, a forensic examination and counselling support to people who have been sexually assaulted (or raped) within the previous 14 days. SARC also provides counselling in centres across the Perth metropolitan area to people who have experienced sexual assault (rape) and sexual abuse in the past. SARC is a free confidential service. It is NOT part of the police, however SARC will support a person's decision to involve the police.

Our expert team of highly qualified and experienced staff is committed to providing quality care to people who use our service. The SARC team has female medical doctors and female and male psychologists, social workers and clinical psychologists. We believe in offering choice and providing information to help people make informed decisions about their future.

Our commitment to people is evident in our core values of:

  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Caring
  • Clinical Excellence

SARC also has a state-wide education and training unit which has an important role to increase community knowledge and skills and challenge the myths surrounding sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse. Included is a Respectful Relationships program which provides interactive sessions to young people on developing healthy relationships.

SARC is located on the King Edward Memorial Hospital site in a building which is separate from the hospital and which has been designed to maintain a sense of confidentiality and to provide a non-hospital environment.

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Young People

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Health Professionals

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