Sexual assault is a range of behaviours which includes any uninvited sexual behaviour which makes you feel uncomfortable, harassed, or afraid. It includes unwanted sexual harassment; forced sexual activity, and, rape which includes physical violence and threat to life.

The Tasmanian Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) are government funded community based services for survivors of sexual assault. There are offices in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.

Where to get help in Tasmania:

Sexual Assault Services

Statewide Sexual Assault Services and National 1800 telephone services

Tasmania Police

000 for all emergencies

Government Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)


13 14 50

Southern Sexual Assault Services

Sexual Assault Support Service (South)
SASS is a community-based service for survivors of sexual assault. SASS provides counselling, support and information for those who have experienced sexual assault at any time during their life.

03 6231 1817 (After hours crisis line)
6231 1811

Northern Sexual Assault Services

Sexual Assault Support Service - Laurel House (North)
Support for victims and families who have experienced sexual assault.

03 6334 2740
0409 800 394 (after hours)

North West Sexual Assault Services

North West Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)
Supports adult and child victims of sexual assault

03 6431 9711

A comprehensive list of links to services for the victims of sexual assault can be found on the Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault website. The site also contains up to date statistics on sexual assault, information on sexual assault and a drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assault bibliography.