The Family Violence Act 2004 defines family violence as any of the following types of conduct committed by a person, directly or indirectly, against that persons spouse or partner: assault, including sexual assault; threats, coercion, intimidation or verbal abuse; abduction; stalking; economic abuse; and, emotional abuse or intimidation. Family violence has serious social, economic and health consequences for victims, their families and communities. Family violence is a crime in Tasmania
It has serious social, economic and health consequences for victims, their families and communities. It is not only unlawful but in many instances can amount to serious criminal conduct.
To report or discuss family violence incidents:
Family Violence Response and Referral Line - 1800 633 937 24 hours, 7 days a week.
In all emergencies call the Police 000 line.
1800 RESPECT: National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line - 1800 737 732.
The 1800 RESPECT Line is for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
1800 RESPECT is free, confidential and available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Professionally qualified, specialist councellors will provide counselling, information, advice and referrals to relevant local services. You can access this service by calling 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).
Workers and counsellors in isolated and remote areas who work with victims of physical or sexual violence can also call 1800 RESPECT to access clinical supervision, advice and debriefing services.
Family violence information
- What is family violence?
Practical help for victims of family violence (including emergency options, women's shelters, legal options, victims of crime and counselling services)
- How to help someone experiencing family violenceInformation for employers
- Pathways: How women leave violent menFamily violence and childrenAboriginal family violence
- Men and family violence
Safe at Home is the Tasmanian Government's response to family violence and is one of its key social policy initiatives. It involves a range of services working together to protect and support victims of family violence, including young people and children, while making offenders responsible for their behaviour.
Contact Communities, Sport and Recreation (CSR)
Phone: 03 6165 8388
Toll-free phone: 1800 204 224
Fax: 03 6173 0257
View the full contact details for CSR, including our North and North-West regional offices.
National Relay Service
If you are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service:
- TTY users phone 133 677, then ask for 03 6165 8388
- Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 6165 8388
- Internet relay users connect to the NRS www.relayservice.gov.au then ask for 03 6165 8388.