Call: 1800 SeMPRO (1800 736 776) - outside Australia 612 6127 1759
Text: 0429 600 800 - outside Australia 61 429 600 800
Call - 1800 SeMPRO
1800 736 776
outside AUS 612 6127 1759
Text - 0429 600 800
outside AUS 61 429 600 800
Being raped or sexually assaulted is not your fault.
Defence has a zero tolerance to sexual misconduct/assault which means that Defence supports victims to report offences and holds offenders to account.
SeMPRO provides a confidential support and advice service. Our services are victim-focused, which means those who report incidents of sexual misconduct (irrespective of gender) are given appropriate, sensitive and ongoing support to assist with their immediate safety, wellbeing and recovery.
If you have been affected by an incident of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, SeMPRO will work with you to provide assistance with:
Different disclosure options are available to ADF members as those for APS employees.
As an ADF member, when disclosing your experience to SeMPRO, you will have two options:
As an APS employee, you are able to access the full suite of support services available to public servants in all Australian Government Departments and Agencies. Accordingly, SeMPRO is not able to accept Restricted Disclosures from APS employees. You can, however, make an Unrestricted Report which allows you to access the support services available and may trigger an investigation.
At no time is a Defence member or Defence employee prevented from reporting the assault to their State/Territory police or ringing 000 in an emergency.