Victim Support Services

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service (Statewide)

1800 608 122

9am – midnight weekdays

4pm – midnight weekends and public holidays

Department of Communities (external link) Tasmania FVCSS offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. Services include

  • Information, counselling and support.
  • Safety planning.
  • Information to other services supporting people affected by family violence.
  • Assistance to access Police.
  • Referrals and advocacy in organising a safe place to stay.
  • Referrals to other Safe at Home partner agencies, legal services, financial services and the community sector.
  • Therapeutic Group work programs.
  • Liaison with Government and non-government sector on behalf of clients.

Further information can be obtained from the FVCSS website (external link)

Safe Choices (Statewide)

1800 806 189

The program provides practical support, advice and referral to support services, for those people experiencing Family Violence, through providing the following services

  • A web-site which will provide information around Family Violence and support services available.
  • E-mail support available to all members of the community.
  • Phone support through their 1800 number.
  • Information packs.
  • One to one support from a case worker for those people experiencing multiple needs.

Further information can be obtained from the Centacare website (external link)

Engender Equality (Hobart)

6278 9090

Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Email: admin@engenderequality.org.au

Engender Equality (formerly SHE) is a state-wide Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation that supports people affected by family violence.

Engender Equality offers a counselling service for any person affected by abuse in an intimate relationship.

Counselling is

  • Free and confidential.
  • Unlimited (you can attend as many sessions as you need).
  • Short- or long-term.
  • Face-to-face, by phone and/or online using Skype.
  • Suitable for people affected by family violence now or in the past.
  • For all people regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, marital or socioeconomic status, cultural, religious or ethnic background.

Further information can be obtained from the Engender Equality website (external link)

Yemaya Women's Support Service (Launceston)

6334 0305

Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Email: admin@yemaya.com.au

Providing medium to long-term post-crisis support for women who are or have been in an abusive/violent relationship.

This is a free and confidential service.

Huon Domestic Violence Service (Huon Valley)

6264 2222

Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm

Provide a free and confidential service to anyone affected by family violence in the Huon Valley. The Huon Domestic Violence Service works closely with other service providers to ensure the best possible outcome for the person/ families requiring support and assistance.

Further information can be obtained from the Huon Domestic Violence Service website (external link)

RAIN (West and North West Tasmania)

1800 243 232

RAIN (Relationship Abuse of an Intimate Nature), a service provided through Anglicare Tas, provides social and practical support for women, men and children who have been subjected to family violence. RAIN provides a service from Anglicare offices in Devonport and Burnie, with outreach support to West Coast, Circular Head and King Island.

1800 RESPECT

1800 737 732

24 hours per day, 7 days per week

A telephone and online counselling service providing support for

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence.
  • Their friends and family.
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

Further information can be obtained from the 1800 Respect website (external link)

DAISY

Daisy is a free App which connects you to local and national specialist family violence and support services. Download Daisy from the App Store or Google Play.

www.1800respect.org.au/daisy (external link)

Eligible Persons Register

Victim Support Services - 1300 663 773 (toll free)

The Eligible Persons Register (formerly the Victims Register) is an automated database run by Victims Support Services that allows victims - if they choose - to be given information about an offender's location and progress in the prison system.

Further information can be obtained from the Victim Support Services Website (external link).