Gatehouse Centre

  1. About this service

    Gatehouse Centre is a department of the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH).  It is a Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) that provides assessment, treatment and advocacy services for:

    • Children, young people (aged between 0-17) and their families, living in the North Western metropolitan area of Melbourne (including Brimbank) or the cities of Moreland and Hume, where sexual abuse is known or suspected to have happened.

    • Children, young people (aged between 0-15) and their families, living in the North Western metropolitan area of Melbourne (including Brimbank) or the cities of Moreland and Hume, where problem sexual or sexually abusive behaviours are a concern.

    • Royal Children’s Hospital Inpatients.

    Why would a child or young person come to Gatehouse Centre?

    If you are a child or young person and:

    - Someone has sexually abused you
    - someone has exposed you to pornography
    - you have witnessed sexual abuse
    - you have witnessed sexually inappropriate content
    - you are worried you may have been sexually abused

    - If you are a parent or carer and are concerned about the possibility that your child has been sexually abused
    - If you are concerned that a child or young person may have been acting in a sexual manner either with other children or with themselves

    If this is the case, a child or young person may come to Gatehouse Centre for an assessment of current concerns. Some children and young people go on to need treatment to assist and develop helpful ways of coping with the impacts of the abuse or concerning behaviours.

      • Service name

        Gatehouse Centre

      • Service address

        Gatehouse Centre, Level 1 East, Reception C, Royal Children’s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052
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      • Phone

        9345 6391 or 9345 5522 (after hours crisis care)

      • Urgency levels

        Urgent Help, Direct Help, Some Help

      • Service area


      • Service hours

        Office Hours: Monday to Friday-9:00am-5:00pm however services are also delivered out of these times to suit the needs of indivduals.

      • Age group

        Maximum age 17 years

      • Interpreters

        Available on request

      • Service type


      • Service for

        Youth, Family Violence, Sexual Health

      • Disability access


      • Drop in service


      • Outreach


    More information for service professionals

      • Referral mode

        In person or via the phone

      • Point of intake

        Office Administration

  2. Gatehouse Centre