SECASA (South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence)


SECASA is specialist sexual assault and family violence service which provides  interventions and counselling following sexual assault and/or family violence, to victim/survivors and other affected family members,

We offer a 24/7 sexual assault crisis response. We provide counselling and advocacy for individuals who have been impacted by Sexual Assault and Family Violence.

SECASA was established in 1977, and was the first sexual assault service to be funded in Victoria. Over time, SECASA has enhanced its service to provide an intersectional approach to support all members of the community who are affected by sexual assault and family violence. This includes support for men, children, people who identify as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and survivors of institutional abuse.

SECASA became a service of Monash Health in the 1990’s and continues to maintain the highest standards of practise and trauma informed care. This has been achieved by working closely with other health providers through the Monash Health network and various community services.

We are a part of SECASA is a service within Monash Health, who are registered as a: Incorporated Association.

More details

LGBTIQ Owned and Operated: No
Qualifications: Counsellor advocates and clinicians at SECASA are qualified social workers or psychologists.
Service Delivery Format:
  • - Face-to-face
  • - Online forum/Group
  • - Helpline
  • - Phone
  • - Factsheet
  • - Website
Service Delivery Location:
  • - Metro South
  • - Metro East

Cost: Free
Opening Times: Anytime


Wheel Chair accessible
Hearing impaired
Sight Impaired
Cognitive Sensibility

How to contact us

Contact Name: Director Katherine Dowson
Phone Number: 03 9594 2289
Email Address:

Social media:

We have offices in East Bentleigh St Kilda Dandenong Cranbourne Pakenham Seaford McCrae and Hastings
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