A Safe Place for Everyone




The Diocese of Riverina is committed to ensuring the safety of all those whom we minister to and take complaints seriously.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a current crisis around child sexual abuse, counselling and crisis support services in the Riverina to call are:

Lifeline: 13 11 14

24/7 Crisis Support

RESPECT1800 on 1800 737 732

If you or someone you know has concerns about current or past child sexual assault, abuse or misconduct in the Diocese, please contact the Director of Professional Standards for the Diocese:

The National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme helps people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling, a direct personal response, and a redress payment.

The National Redress Scheme can be contacted on 1800 737 377. You will be able to leave a voice message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

If you are in danger or have been harmed and need immediate help call 000.

You can also call your local Police Station or the following help lines:

Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732

Rape Crisis Centre: 1800 424 017

Sexual Assault Counselling Australia: 1800 211 028 (for those affected by the Royal commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Assault)