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What is sexual assault?
The term can refer to a broad range of sexual behaviours that make an individual feel uncomfortable, frightened or threatened. Sexual assault is a crime and includes rape, sexual touching and child sexual abuse.
Consent must be given and it should be informed and free from intimidation. A person who is asleep or under the influence of drugs or alcohol cannot give informed consent. You can refer to the Consent Factsheet [PDF 454KB] for more information.
Examples of sexual assault:
- Unwanted touching, hugging, fondling or kissing
- Being made to look at, or pose for, pornographic photos
- Public exposure
- Voyeurism (e.g. being watched doing intimate things without permission)