The nature and extent of family violence in indigenous communities has been increasingly recognised as an issue of serious concern. This includes formal recognition by both the Ministerial Council on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Affairs (MCATSIA) and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) of the need to develop specific strategies to address this problem.

The Partnerships Against Domestic Violence information on the Australian Government Office of Women website includes a range of reports produced on indigenous family violence.

Where to get help in Tasmania:


Aboriginal services


Statewide Services

Southern Services

Northern Services

North West Services


Statewide Aboriginal Service


Aboriginal Housing Service Tasmania
Provides Aboriginal people with housing.
Email: ahst@dhhs.tas.gov.au


South - 03 6233 8562
North - 03 6336 2391

Burnie - 03 6434 6355

Devonport - 03 6421 7832


Southern Aboriginal Services


Aboriginal Health Service
Free and confidential medical service for Aborigines. Health worker and Nursing Sisters available 5 days per week.


03 6234 0777


Aboriginal Legal Service
Provides legal support and advice.


03 6234 0740


Women's Karadi Aboriginal Corporation
Karadi is a place for Aboriginal women and families.


03 6272 3511


Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
Provides health, legal and counselling services.


03 6234 0700


South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation
Information/Referral/Advocacy


03 6295 0004


Northern Aboriginal Services


Aboriginal Health Service
Provides free medical services for the Aboriginal community.



03 6331 6966


Aboriginal Legal Service
Provides legal support and advice.


03 6334 4140


Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
Provides health, legal and counselling services.


03 6331 6966


Flinders Island Aboriginal Association
Provides information, counselling, support, housing and accommodation referrals and emergency assistance.


03 6359 3532


North West Aboriginal Services


Aboriginal Health Service
Provides free medical services for the Aboriginal community.


03 6431 3289


Aboriginal Legal Service
Provides free legal service and advice for Aborigines.


03 6431 3289


Mersey Leven Aboriginal Corporation
Community Organisation. Health Project (Doctor has Clinic on weekly basis). Employs 2 health workers, provides transport for Doctor and Hospital appointments.


03 6427 9037


Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
Provides health, legal and counselling services.


03 6431 3289



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