Bay of Plenty

Atawhai Abuse Services

Based at Three Lakes Clinic in Rotorua, Atawhai Abuse Services provides counselling, medical care, psychological care, and legal advocacy for victims/survivors of sexual assault. They can also provide forensic testing folllowing assault. 

phone 07 346 1333




Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Services (BOPSASS) 

BOPSASS is a free 24 hours service in the Bay of Plenty for adults, teenagers and children who have been sexually assaulted. Staff are based in Tauranga and Whakatane. You can talk with nurses or counsellors about your experience.

24/7 crisis helpline 0800 2 B SAFE


New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective (NZPC) Tauranga

NZPC provides is a national organisation that provides support and advocacy to workers in the sex industry. They operate as a drop-in centre for anyone needing support, advice or a safe space, and their services are available to people of all genders. PUMP (Pride and Unity for Male Prostitutes) is the male sex worker project for NZPC and provides support specific to men in the industry. NZPC Tauranga is in unit 36a of the Historic Village on 17th Avenue and provides outreach support for Hamilton.

phone 07 571 0640



Shakti Central Region

Shakti is the sister women's refuge for migrant women of Asian and/or African descent, and the Central Region hub caters to Bay of Plenty and Rotorua. Shakti provides domestic violence intervention support, crisis response, English language classes, road safety programmes and other life skills programmes for ethnic women in North Island central. A drop-in service centre for women is also offered.

24/7 crisis line 0800 SHAKTI



Women's Refuge Tauranga

Tauranga Women's Refuge provides support, advocacy, counselling, and shelter to women experiencing domestic violence, and their families. Emergency shelter and a crisis phone line are available 24/7. Tauranga Women's Refuge provides both one-on-one and peer group support, and has a library.

phone 07 541 1911 



Women's Refuge Waiariki

Based in Rotorua, Waiariki Women's Refuge provides support, advocacy, and counselling to women in the Rotorua area who are experiencing domestic violence. 

phone 07 349 0842