Victim Support Services

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service (Statewide)

Call 1800 608 122
9:00am – Midnight (Monday to Friday)
4:00pm – 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)

Call 1800 806 189
9:00am - 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)
Or text message: 0448 046 918 (South) or 0439 910 435 (North & North West)

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.

For more information visit the SafeChoices website (external link).

Engender Equality (Hobart)

Call 6278 9090
9:00am - 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)
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 with Engender Equality 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

For more information visit the Engender Equality website (external link)

Yemaya Women's Support Service (Launceston)

Call 6334 0305
9:00am - 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)
Email: admin@yemaya.com.au

This is a free and confidential service providing medium to long-term post-crisis support for women who are or have been in an abusive/violent relationship.

For more information visit the Yemaya Women's Support Service Facebook page (external link).

Huon Domestic Violence Service (Huon Valley)

Call 6264 2222
9:00am - 4:30pm (Monday to Friday)

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.

For more information visit the Huon Domestic Violence Service website (external link)

RAIN (West and North West Tasmania)

Call 1800 243 232

RAIN (Relationship Abuse of an Intimate Nature) 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.

RAIN is a free service.

For more information visit the Anglicare Tasmania website (external link).

1800 RESPECT

Call 1800 737 732
Open 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

For more information visit 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

Call 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.

For more information visit the Victim Support Services Website (external link).