Tasmania - Resources


In an emergency and if you fear for the safety of yourself or your children, telephone 000 and ask for the police. Available 24 hours

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Tasmania Police
Emergency Restraint Order applications.

Domestic Violence Response and Intervention
Phone: (03) 6230 2310

Safe at Home: Safe at Home : About us

Safe at Home Emergency Services: Safe at Home : Emergency

Safe at Home Legal Services: Safe at Home : Legal


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Domestic violence services

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Family Violence Response and Referral Line - 1800 633 937

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service (Safe at Home)

Counselling and support for adults and children experiencing domestic and family violence

Phone: (03) 6434 5477(North West)

Phone: (03) 6336 2692 (North)

Phone: (03) 6233 3818

Available Mon-Fri (9.00am - 5.00pm)1800 608 122

An extended-hours service is also available and operates weekdays (9am - midnight), weekends and public holidays (4pm - midnight).

Website: Family Violence Counselling and Support Service

Domestic Violence Crisis Service
Phone:(03) 6233 2529 or
Freecall 1800 633 937
Practical assistance, information and support to anyone who needs help because their partner or former partner is violent and abusive. Assistance to obtain legal protection, alternative accommodation, court support and practical assistance. 9am-midnight Monday-Friday. 6pm-midnight weekends and public holidays.
PO Box: PO Box 633 LAUNCESTON 7250

Huon Domestic Violence Service
email huondv@netspace.com
Phone: 6264 2222
Fax: 6264 2222
Region: South Support, information and referral service

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Women's Legal services

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Women’s Legal Services
Toll free 1800 682-468

Hours of Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Appointments outside of these hours may be arranged at other times.

Administrative matters

Phone: 03 6231 9466

Provides telephone legal advice and referral to women and community education on legal issues for women
PO Box 707, North Hobart

Email: admin@womenslegaltas.org.au  

Website: Women's Legal Service Tasmania :: Home

Legal aid

Legal Aid telephone advice
Call 1300 366 611 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
The telephone legal advice service allows you to speak directly to a Legal Aid lawyer over the phone each weekday from 9am to 5pm. You pay only the cost of a local call wherever you ring from within Tasmania.

Website:Legal Aid Tasmania

Telephone Interpreter Service Australia wide
131 450 (24 hrs)

Tasmanian Community legal centres list

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Community services

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Migrant Resource Centre
Our office is open weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm. You are welcome to call in during these times

49 Molle Street, Hobart, Tas 7000

Phone: 03 6221 0999

Fax: 03 6231 1264

Email: reception@mrchobart.org.au

Website: Migrant Resource Centre - Southern Tasmania

Victims Assistance Unit
Department of Justice
Phone (03) 6233 5002
Toll Free 1300 663 773
Fax (03) 6233 4031
Email victims@justice.tas.gov.au

Victims of Crime Service
Toll Free 1300 300 238
(If phoned within Tasmania will divert to closest office)

  • Burnie
    Phone (03) 6434 6471
  • Devonport
    (03) 6424 9377
  • Hobart
    Phone (03) 6228 7628
  • Launceston
    Phone (03) 6334 1665

Hobart Women’s Health Centre

25 Lefroy Street, North Hobart, Tas 7002
Phone: Local callers: 6231 3212

Women's Health Information Line: 1800 675 028

The centre is open weekly from Monday to Thursday (closed Fridays) from 9:15am to 4:00pm.

Website: Hobart Women's Health Centre


Tasmaninan Aboriginal Centre

Hobart Office

198 Elizabeth St Hobart Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6234 0700

Launceston Office

182 Charles St, Launceston Tasmania 7250

Phone: (03) 6332 3800

Burnie Office

53 Alexander Street, Burnie, Tasmania 7320

Phone: (03) 6431 3289

Aboriginal Children's Centre

838 East Derwent Highway, Risdon 7017

Phone: (03) 6243 4018

SHE (Support Help and Empowerment)

Located in Hobart
Phone: (03) 6278 9090
Region: South: Supports, helps and empowers women who are in or from abusive relationships. Telephone and face-to-face counselling . Support groups. Community education / training service. Fax: 6278 9091

Email: admin@she.org.au

Website: S.H.E.

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Sexual Assault Services

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Laurel House

North and North-West Tasmanin Sexual Assault Support Services

Therapeutic services and support for women, men and children
Phone: 6334 2740 (North) or (03) 6431 9711 (North-West)

Website: Laurel House

Centre Against Sexual Assault

Offers free and confidential services to men, women and children who have been affected by sexual assault or rape at sometime in their lives, be they victims, survivors, family or other support people.

Contact: (03) 6431 9711

Website:Centre Against Sexual Assault

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Services for Children

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Report Child abuse

Child Protection, Advice and Referral Service
Phone: 1300 737 639 (24 hours)
The Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania offers an after hours free call service for information on child protection.

Website: Child Protection

Kids Help Line

Free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25.
Freecall 1800 55 1800


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