Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault


ECASA provides counselling and advocacy services to women, men, children and young people who are victim/survivors of recent or past sexual assault. The service is also available to non-offending family members, partners and friends.

ECASA provides

  • Short to medium term counselling and advocacy
  • Telephone counselling and support
  • 24 hour access to crisis care services for recent victim/survivors of sexual assault (within two weeks)
  • Therapeutic Group work (for young women, women adult survivors, male adult survivors)
  • Information and referral
  • Community education
  • Secondary consultation
  • Professional training
  • All counselling services are free of charge

ECASA has waiting times for counselling but priority is given to children, young people and recent victim/survivors.

You will be offered a duty appointment prior to being placed on our waiting list. This provides an opportunity for you to meet with a counsellor/advocate who can assess your needs and suitability for an ECASA service.

Ringwood East and outreach locations at Healesville, Yarra Junction, Doncaster, Ferntree Gully, Hawthorn (one day a week)
Car Parking: On site

P (BH) 9870 7330 or 9870 7310 or 1800 806 292 (24 hours)
F 9879 8306


Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm for counselling appointments at Ringwood East.

Outreach locations – various days.

24 hour access to crisis care services (recent sexual assault) via the business hours phone number, or after hours via the statewide Sexual Assault Crisis Line. Recent victims reporting to police will also be brought to the ECASA crisis care unit.

AFTER HOURS 24 HOUR SUPPORT - 1800 806 292