VSS Resource Centre

To borrow, all you need to do is join. Any South Australians can join and it’s free.

Our Resource Centre offers a unique collection specially chosen to help and support victims of crime in South Australia. We have books, CDs, DVDs, online links and ebooks. These can assist you with coping with anger, grief, depressions, trauma, fear and anxiety as well as coping with specific crimes such as childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, or fraud. There is also a professional collection for therapists and counsellors with topics including victimology, criminology, psychology, social work, trauma counselling and the criminal justice system.



Any South Australians can join online. It is free.

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Members can borrow 1 or 2 items (books, CDs, or DVDs) for 4 weeks.

Extensions can be requested by phone or email. 

Members can also borrow ebooks . You will be sent a password when you join – allow a few days for a reply.

You can visit our Adelaide office to browse the Resource Centre and borrow directly, or you can ask our librarian to post items out to you.

Contact the Librarian 

Call 1800VICTIM (1800 842 846) or send our librarian an email. Our librarian is available Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

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Return items to the Resource Centre in person or by post in a padded bag to:
VSS Resource Centre, 33 Franklin St, ADELAIDE SA 5000.

Country members can return items to your local VSS office.

  • If you take longer to return books, we will send you a reminder. 
  • If you need to borrow for more than 4 weeks, please phone to ask for a longer loan.
  • If books are not returned, they will have to be replaced.



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Simply fill out the Resource Centre membership form below. 

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Information & Resources for Victims of Crime

Browse through our fact sheets or search our Resource Centre catalogue for information about how you might be feeling after crime and what you can do to get back on track. 

Self-help resources

Search the Resource Centre catalogue  for self-help books and ebooks. These can assist you with coping with anger, grief, depression, trauma, fear and anxiety as well as coping with specific crimes such as childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence or fraud.

Fact sheets

Victims' rights

Common reactions after crime

Coping with sleep disturbance

Trauma and your body

Being a witness in court


Compensation Booklet

Property Crime Compensation

Home Invasion

'Revenge porn': Image-based sexual exploitation

For more practical information about common reactions to crime, and tips to help you on your journey to recovery, call the VSS Helpdesk on 1800 VICTIM (1800 842846).                                                                              

1800 VICTIM (1800 842 846)

1800 842 846

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