About Us

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

SECASA is a specialist sexual assault and family violence service, which provides:

  • Time limited therapeutic interventions and counselling following sexual assault and/or family violence, to victim/survivors and other affected family members

  • 24/7 sexual assault crisis response for people who have been sexually assaulted in the past two weeks, or disclosed past sexual assault for the first time

  • Assessment and intervention for children and young people with harmful sexual behaviours and their families

  • Community education and prevention work, including programs in Early Learning Centres, Primary Schools and High schools

  • Secondary consultation

  • Professional training

The Area We Cover

SECASA is the largest family violence and sexual assault service provider across the south-east metropolitan Melbourne. We provide services to people who reside in, attend school or work in the following local government areas and shires:

  • Frankston

  • Kingston

  • Port Phillip

  • Stonnington

  • Glen Eira

  • Greater Dandenong

  • Casey

  • Cardinia

  • Bayside

  • Mornington Peninsula Shire


SECASA provides counselling and advocacy for individuals who have been impacted by Sexual Assault and Family Violence.

The predecessor of SECASA was established in 1977 at the Queen Victoria Hospital, 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 mid 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.

Our mission

To reduce, and ultimately eliminate, sexual assault and family violence through individual and social change.

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